The brand Mercedes-Benz is synonymous not only with passenger cars and Silver Arrows but also with commercial vehicles. In 1895, Carl Benz presented his bus, the first in the world with an internal combustion engine, which then went into service along the Siegen – Netphen – Deuz route in March of the same year. In 1896, Benz developed the delivery van, then called “Delivery vehicle” or “Business vehicle” whereas Gottlieb Daimler in Stuttgart had built his first truck in 1898.
With their innovations and inventions, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz laid the cornerstone for the motorized transport of goods and persons. One reason to build the museum in 2006 was the wish to present this rich and valuable history of the “big vehicles”. Our museum houses 40 historical trucks, vans and busses, which you may get to know better through our expert tours on commercial vehicles.