16,500 square meters. 160 cars. 1,500 exhibits. Those are the figures that matter when it comes to the Mercedes-Benz Museum. And there is one more. The exhibition venue in will be turning 10 years old next year.
The Mercedes-Benz Museum covers the whole 125-year history of the brand, from the very first moment of the automobile, back in 1889, up to today.
A visit to the multiple-winning 9-floor innovative structure is like stepping into a time machine, that enables visitors to check out the machineries created by genius engineers and mechanics from the times the driving was invented, all along the automotive history.
The ingenious building standing right outside the main gate of the Daimler factory in Stuttgart was designed by Dutch architect Ben van Berkel, while the exhibition concept was developed by the designer HG Merz complement. On all nine floors, the paths followed by guests are interloped in the shape of a double helix.
Since its opening, on May 19th, 2006, the venue has attracted tourists from all over the world like a magnet. So far, over 7 million visitors from more than 160 countries have crossed the threshold of the museum.
It is not just cars the museum hosts. Bonhams auctions or Cars & Coffee Events, together with open-air cinema, social media nights or culinary evening have all found the perfect location at the museum.