An exciting trip through not only the automotive feats of Mercedes Benz, but first dives the attendee into the unique and groundbreaking inventions of the inspiring Gottleib Daimler and Karl Benz. Both true titans in their industry, it was clear that Benz had a clear focus on automobiles while Daimler’s vision was varied mechanically. Visitors can feast their eyes on the design of one of Mercedes most notable cars, the Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing.
From past to present
Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz founders of Mercedes Benz
“My first customer was a lunatic. My second had a death wish. ”
— Karlz Benz
Give yourself three hours at the very least to absorb this museum. It’s a wonderfully designed building that winds you floor to floor through Mercedes historical past, innovative present, and groundbreaking future. It gives you a path through the Mercedes Benz’s ‘Seven Legends’ aka floors of historical innovations in engineering and design.
It is said, and evident in their different creations, that Daimler had a thirst for all inventions to aid mankind but Benz had a clear focus on manufacturing automobiles. On display they have Daimler’s Grandfather Clock which is considered the world's first small high-speed internal combustion engine to run on gasoline. The engine was given its nickname because it resembled a grandfather clock.
Daimler’s Grandfather Clock was the world's first small high-speed internal combustion engine to run on gasoline.
Further through the gallery you will find the treasured jewel of Mercedes Benz. The most notable, recognizable, and famed of the Mercedes Benz models. In all it’s glory, in a display of perfectly aligned spotlights, you will find yourself entranced with the Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing. Showcased in their ‘Post-war Miracle – Form and Diversity’ area, the cars are magnificent sight and draw crowds of museum attendees. Shoving their way to get a better glimpse, a closer photo, a neater angle, of the prized automobile.
Beauty on wheels
The Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing voted car of the century in 1999
Take a walk through the Mercedes Benz past and Future
On the last floor of my journey, and one of my favorite areas, is the ‘Silver Arrows – Races & Records.’ An area showcasing the Mercedes Benz racing feats, legends, and wins. It’s a breathtaking design, with cars lined diagonally and sloped fashion towards the building’s massive concrete wall. Each sporadically “starting” their engines which allows the spectators to hear the sounds of the motor and further experience the display.
Legends made on the track
A view into the The ‘Silver Arrows – Races & Records’ display
“The best or nothing...” — Gottlieb Daimler