Mercedes-Benz Museum The Mercedes-Benz Museum today celebrates its tenth anniversary with the launch of a series of themed guided tours and a special presentation to mark a decade of the Mercedes-Benz Museum, located near the Untertürkheim plant. Today also marks 130 years since Carl Benz registered the patent for his “gas engine-powered vehicle” back in 1886, a date that is generally considered to mark the birth of the automobile.

To coincide with the actual “birthday” itself, on 19 May, a special exhibition about the E-Class, “Meisterstück-E” (MasterpiEces), will open. The main anniversary celebrations for fans and families will take place on 4 a- 5 June. Since 2006, the Mercedes-Benz Museum has been telling the story of the automobile from its beginnings and into the future. More than 7.1 million visitors have visited the venue over the last ten years. Highlights at the Museum include the automobiles, Silver Arrows, commercial vehicles, Bertha Benz, the architecture of the museum and more.

There will also be a special presentation covering the first ten years of the Mercedes-Benz Museum on the Classic Island (Level 0).The spotlight throughout 2016 will be on this special anniversaryA particular highlight over the coming months, alongside the opening of the E-Class special exhibition on 19 May, will be the anniversary weekend on 4 – 5 June. Fans and families can look forward to a major celebration under the heading “A future always needs a past”. The Mercedes-Benz Museum will be marking this milestone birthday throughout the year with the following anniversary programs and special exhibitions: Safety cars, Web series Museum showcase, SLS AMG GT 3 presentation, 10 years of the Mercedes-Benz Museum, What’s the cow doing in the fridge? Hands-on exhibition for children, Mercedes-Benz social media night, Bonhams Auction, Long Night of Museums, “Tricks for Kids” international animated film festival, E-Class: Meisterstück-E (“MasterpiEces”) and many others.

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The Mercedes-Benz museum is an established destination for visitors from all over the world. More than seven million people from over 160 countries have visited the Museum so far to see its display of 160 vehicles and altogether more than 1500 exhibits, on show over an area of 16,500 square meters. The multiple award-winning architecture by Dutch architectural practice UNStudio is perfectly complemented by the exhibition concept developed by the Stuttgart-based museum designer HG Merz: on nine levels, paths wind in the shape of a double helix along a time axis stretching from the invention of the motor car to the present day. The Mercedes-Benz Museum is constantly reinventing itself, thanks to a varied program of attractive events covering a broad spectrum of topics. Together with the permanent display and changing special exhibitions, this is a significant factor in ensuring that guests from all over the world enjoy visiting the Mercedes-Benz Museum, and do so over and over again.

Edited: Mercedes-Benz