Motoring milestones at the Mercedes-Benz Museum
Turn your visit to the museum into a fascinating experience of a journey through time – right where the inventor of the motorcar is based. History – and particularly the history of the motorcar – from 1886 onwards is just waiting to be discovered by you with our expert guidance. Start with the world’s first motorcar and progress through to see what the latest concept cars have to offer.
How about a little insight into one of our a guided tours? Come on a free virtual tour with our guide Pádraic Ó Leanacháin and discover the first levels of the Mercedes-Benz Museum.
Immerse yourself in 125 years of motorsport and learn more about the legendary Mercedes-Benz racing cars and their great successes. Motorsport is automotive history at Mercedes-Benz: the will to compete is in the brand's genes. In retrospect, sporting commitment has always been a driving force behind the visionary further development of vehicle technology. Motorsport is therefore always a fast-paced journey into the future: from the first car race in history from Paris to Rouen in 1894 to the emergence of the Silver Arrows in 1934 and the current winning vehicles.
Guide: Pádraic Ó Leanacháin
“Motorsports are our favourite subject. We find the Silver Arrows particularly fascinating. The guided tour starts with the first competitive motorcar race in history, from Paris to Rouen, in 1894. But it is also about the development of the first modern motorcar and, as a result, also about the first Mercedes racing car.”
Guide: Dietmar Gustke
“Commercial vehicles – those are the honest hard-working workers which, every day and throughout the world, prove their usefulness on and off the roads. It is an exciting tour from the start, when development was focused on use, to the present day where comfort is becoming more important. One thing will always remain the same: Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles are reliable companions for every day.”
Not only passenger cars and Silver Arrows are inextricably linked with the “Mercedes-Benz” brand, but also commercial vehicles. Carl Benz presented the motorised omnibus in 1895. The following year, Carl Benz developed his first van. Gottlieb Daimler presented his first lorry a short time later. With their inventions, they laid the foundations for the motorised, commercial transport of goods, people and merchandise. You will find 40 historic lorries, vans and buses, which you will get to know with our expert commercial vehicle tour.
On an exciting tour in the museum, get to know women who have written automotive history through their inventions and developments, their successes or their name: Bertha Benz, Mercedes Jellinek, Ernes Merck, Ewy Rosqvist, Dorothy Levitt and many others.
Guide: Vivien Gress
“As women, we find it really exciting to see what role women have played in the history of the motorcar and how much women have contributed to it. For example, there are inventions that we use today as a matter of course in motorcars that originally came from women.”
Guide: Armin Gröger
“I will accompany you across this unique playground of museum designers and architects through the history of the inventors of the automobile. Let me surprise you...”
In the Mercedes-Benz Museum, the vehicles, the building, the rooms and the materials of the exhibition play ball with each other. Many impressions reach the visitors unconsciously flanking and thus underline the fascinating journey through time that the guests undertake. Learn exceedingly interesting details with which the exhibition planners and architects have made your visit even more exciting - and suddenly everything comes together to form a conceptually breathtaking whole - the Mercedes-Benz Museum.
Discover the unique architecture of the Mercedes-Benz Museum, which twists upwards like a spiral. The shape is reminiscent of a DNA double helix and symbolises the genetic make-up of the brand, which is expressed in each of the more than 1,500 exhibits. Take a special guided tour to learn more about this impressive structure. Find out how specially developed digital technologies have made this work of art made of glass, concrete and steel possible. Areas visited: the museum itself and, subject to availability, the lounge, the casino, the roof terrace and the Twists.
Guide: Pádraic Ó Leanacháin
“I like doing the architectural tour very much because visitors find the building so fascinating. During the construction period, I felt inspired by the shape. The dimensions are simply colossal. And the building houses the even more fascinating history of the Mercedes-Benz brand.”
“Bärli” shows us his favourite vehicles
At the Mercedes-Benz Museum, we will go on a journey of discovery – after a brief fairy ring and a little exercise – together with our soft toy bear, “Bärli”. Bärli knows all the vehicles in the museum and, during the tour, we are sure to get to know his favourite vehicles, for example a beautiful fire engine, a large bus or a car with doors like a gull’s wings. He will also bring along a real Mercedes star to touch. Among other things, we will look at pictures where Bärli did some silly things in the museum and explain to him what is allowed in the museum and what is not. He’s looking forward to meeting you!
In addition to audio guides, the Mercedes-Benz Museum offers guided tours by our experts.
Please contact our Contact Centre for booking enquiries or further questions.
Mercedes-Benz Classic Contact Centre
Phone: +49 711 1730000
Registered group tours
Experience a private guided tour covering topics of your choice. Whichever special tour you are interested in, you will discover exactly the points you are looking for. Ideal for groups.
Carry your electronic Mercedes-Benz expert around with you
The audio-visual guide accompanies you on your tour of the Mercedes-Benz Museum. It offers additional information to you in eight different languages. For the German and English languages, you have a choice of four profiles: Basics, History, Technology and a Kids profile. The audio-visual museum guide is a new development that uses infrared and radio technology to convey information on the different display rooms and exhibits. It also plays the soundtracks of numerous media installations.