This time planning a self-guided trip to Germany, the Mercedes-Benz Museum is the only itinerary designated by my friends. I searched some blogs and articles on the Internet to get a rough idea of the facilities and introduction of the museum. But when I actually visited in person, I discovered that the collection is far more abundant. As far as I can imagine, regardless of whether it is a car owner or not, the Mercedes Museum will definitely make friends of all ages like it!
Transportation: How to get to the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart
The way of planning the itinerary this time is based on the three major cities in southern Germany: Munich, Cologne, and Frankfurt, which extend from the axis cities to the surrounding area. Therefore, when we came to Frankfurt for the third stop, Wendy arranged the two major automobile museums. From here, take the ICE intercity train directly from Frankfurt Central Station and arrive in Stuttgart in about 80 minutes.
After exiting the station, transfer to the S-Bahn suburban railway S1 route to Neckarpark station and walk about 800 meters to reach the Benz Museum.If you want to see more complete one-day itinerary and fare information, you can refer to Wendy's article.
▲ Prepare to visit with excitement!
Museum information: Mercedes-Benz Museum ticket prices, guided tours and lockers
What I felt most about this trip to Germany was the success of school outdoor education!Relying on the importance of the country, cities and enterprises, almost many museums, art galleries or outdoor space exhibitions can be seen with school teachers bringing a group of students to visit. Therefore, there are also many students waiting in the Mercedes-Benz Museum at this moment. Buy a ticket to enter the tour.
According to the latest fare information on the official website, the adult fare is 10 euros and the student/senior fare is 5 euros. It seems that children under the age of 15 do not need to charge fares to enter.In addition, if it is a "star ticket" for admission at 5:6 in the afternoon, it is also XNUMX euros, but the museum is only open until XNUMX in the evening, so it will be very, very hurry!
After purchasing the ticket, you can go to the door service to dispose of the enlarged backpack and personal belongings, and receive a Chinese guide introduction; then go to the Audio Guide to borrow the headset audio guide, the Mercedes-Benz Museum is very considerate, because there is...Chinese audio Guided tour, in order to prevent everyone from wandering around during the visit, this headset audio guide is necessary and the explanation is very detailed.
▲ Ticket office.
▲ Locker service office.
▲ Borrow headphones for audio guide here.
▲ A total of 9 floors allow you to fully experience the evolution of the German automobile industry.
▲ The arc-shaped elevator carried everyone straight up to the 8th floor and began to visit one by one.
▲ Remember to test the headset audio guide to see if it can be played normally!
Museum Highlights (1): The Rise and Application of the Automobile Industry
The main exhibition hall of the Benz Museum collection is Mercedes-Benz contemporary craft exhibits, surrounded by relevant historical information and precious historical materials under the background of the simultaneous space, and the same floor has a collection of various brand cars and industrial applications. Or car models, etc., so when you see the exhibition, you will be more comprehensive and understand the differences of each era.
The 8th floor is the starting point of the Mercedes-Benz automotive industry. I have been hearing the name Daimler through the audio guide. Who is he?
Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler (Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler), and Karl Friedrich Benz (Karl Friedrich Benz) co-designed the internal combustion engine in 1885, using fuel chemical applications to convert mechanical kinetic energy, the following year The first three-wheeled car powered by a gasoline engine was born.The birth of the internal combustion engine has opened up a wide range of peripheral applications, from the vehicles we think of to ships, airplanes, etc., which can also be seen in the various collections in the museum.
▲ The first internal combustion engine can be driven during the live demonstration.
▲ The first tricycle with internal combustion engine.
▲ The internal combustion engine started the rise of the automobile industry.
▲ Slowly watch, slowly appreciate, and understand more about why the leading German automobile industry has not declined so far.
Highlights of the Museum (2): A series of beautiful antique cars of Benz
It must be said that Wendy and I are not car-loving, car-knowing or even driving people. I didn't expect these collections in the Mercedes Museum to make the two of us enjoy it!When I came to the exhibition hall before World War I from 1900 to 1914, I had to be surprised at the pavilion’s intentions. The exquisite and delicate craftsmanship of these antique cars broke through the imagination of cars. At that time, the models, seats and leather chairs were handcrafted with wood. It opened the scope of people going out and "leisure life".
These cars began to have multiple seats and even a place to put suitcases, and besides the main exhibition hall, there were suitcases, picnic equipment, maps and books that people carried out at that time. The invention of cars was enough to expand the horizons of life. , Going to the farther subject is the beginning of the "travel".
▲ This era coincides with women fighting for the right to vote.
▲ I have seen other people's introductions, and the collection displays different car models at different time points.
▲Luxury cars have been around for a long time, they are very beautiful!
▲ The first Hyundai car.
▲ People at that time brought supplies for going out.
▲ Bus; I have repeatedly observed whether there is a "Bopai" sign under the car. (The movie is too poisoned)
▲ In the early bus, in addition to various station names, there was also a top floor position on the body.
▲ Was the German Benz also used by the government during World War II?Yes, they will not escape history and face it more courageously.
▲ After the war, the application level of cars began to be broader, and the pursuit of speed gave rise to the predecessors of sports cars.
▲ In 1926, the two automobile brands Daimler and Benz merged to jointly accelerate the development of its automobile engines and technologies.
Highlights of the Museum (3): Mercedes-Benz applications are geared towards collections of celebrity cars
Returning to the real level, the price of Mercedes-Benz cars in Germany is not as high as that in Taiwan. The solid craftsmanship and materials have become the first choice for all applications of modern cars. Therefore, in the early days of buses, tourist buses, etc., until now, passenger cars, Brand products are available for machinery industry needs.
The celebrity cars next to this floor will be more attractive to us. The museum has collected many precious cars through different channels through acquisitions and donations from future generations, such as Enrico Rastelli (football player), King Wilhelm II of Germany, Emperor Showa of Japan, etc. Ringo Starr, the Beatles drummer, there are more celebrity cars on the scene, just based on the particularity of the car.
If you are bringing your children to visit the Mercedes-Benz Museum, you can translate the historical information or reports on the side of the aisle a little bit. There is free Wi-Fi in the museum, and a little Google keyword is enough to get Wikipedia or other information. In this way, they will not be disappointed when they visit.
▲ Needless to say, everyone knows who this celebrity is.
▲ Important events in the 70s.
▲ There will be text explanations in front of important models.
▲ The chrysanthemum badge used by the Japanese imperial family.
▲ www officially debuted in 1991!
▲ Facebook went online in 2004.
▲ The more you go down, the more streamlined and modern car models are.
Highlights of the museum (4): Mercedes-Benz racing cars, drivers and championship trophies, Mercedes-Benz Exhibition and Sales Center
After visiting several car museums, you can find that they have extended their tentacles to the racing track, with their teams, drivers, maintenance and technological development, and even moved all the racing models to the museum's Haosheng collection. Of course, they also include the major events. Award trophies, driver information, etc.However, there is also a dynamic experience device in the Benz Museum that allows visitors to experience the speed of the car on the spot.
Usually everyone comes to the museum in the morning, about two or three hours to watch the exhibition. What if you are worried about having lunch at noon?There are restaurants and cafes on the ground floor and the first floor respectively. At least you can eat something to cushion your stomach, or simply have a good meal. Don’t take time to the Porsche Museum just like us to gobble up your meal.
Some bloggers introduced the Mercedes-Benz Museum and suggested that you don't spend time going to the exhibition center. My opinion is just the opposite.The exhibition center on the ground floor sells all kinds of merchandise products, such as perfumes, clothing, car logo souvenirs, etc., in fact, you can still buy a small thing to go back as a souvenir, and the most interesting thing is the other side...car exhibition and sale In the center, you can go to see the awesomeness of these Mercedes-Benz cars, and...How much tariffs are collected in Taiwan so that we can't buy good cars at affordable prices! (I'll be pissed off if I go on...)
▲ Finally came to the favorite of passionate young people, the racing collection.
▲ If I remember correctly, this is an additional paid experience.
▲ Cafe on the first floor.
▲ You can visit all kinds of books or brand goods.
▲ Hmm!Seeing that the Mercedes-Benz Smart fortwo is priced at 22 Euros, compared to the Taiwan price... (Does tariffs protect industries or consortia!)
▲ Thank you all for your hard work to finish reading this article with a lot of photos, I hope you like it!
The Mercedes-Benz Museum ranks first among tourist attractions on the tripadvisor website, with more than 5,600 reviews of more than four stars. It is recommended even after Wendy and I have finished shopping. If you travel to southern Germany, it’s true. You will not be disappointed to include it in the must-visit list!
◎ Mercedes-Benz Museum
– Address: Mercedesstraße 100, 70372 Stuttgart, Germany
– Phone: +49(0)711-17 30 000
– Business hours: 09:00~18:00 / Closed on Monday
– Official website: https://www.mercedes-benz.com/en/mercedes-benz/classic/museum/
– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MercedesBenz