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  • Activities for families and kids in the Mercedes-Benz Museum.
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    Activities for families and kids.

Family-friendly Museum.

The history of the automobile holds a special fascination for all age groups. The Mercedes-Benz Museum offers numerous special amenities and services tailored especially to families with children and school classes – from the children’s audio guide through children’s birthday parties to free children’s dishes in the restaurant.

  • Family parking spaces in the museum’s multi-storey car park (except P4)
  • Admission to the Mercedes-Benz Museum is free for all children up to the age of 14.
  • Children and adolescents before the age of 14, must be accompanied by a legal guardian or equivalent supervisor.
  • A barrier-free exhibition
  • Before they embark on a tour of the museum, children are presented with a “discovery book” at the ticket counter.
  • The free audio guide with a special children's profile is recommended as an alternative for visitors aged six and over.
  • Mothers’ and babies’ rooms and sanitary facilities are available on all levels.
  • Classes from Primary on, receive age-based booklets on demand.
  • Special guided tours for children.
  • Free-of-charge workshop for kids 'Fascination Design' on the weekend.

Gastronomy

Children’s toilets and high chairs round off the family-oriented amenities.

Fascination Design at the Mercedes-Benz Museum.

Fascination Design.

Fascination Design – The new do-it-yourself exhibition in the Mercedes-Benz Museum. Immerse yourself in the world of automobile design.

The Fascination Design team at the Mercedes-Benz Museum has an exciting workshop to offer you: whether in sketching, drawing or design. Realise your own idea of the car of the future. You need no previous knowledge. The only requirement is that you enjoy creative work. An ideal studio space in a stimulating atmosphere, plus high-quality materials, are at your disposal.

At various stations you will be accompanied and assisted by highly knowledgeable team members. At the sketching table you can produce drawings and plans for your own, personal car model. Or have you perhaps always wanted to design your own steering wheel?

Every Saturday and Sunday Fascination Design.

The accompanying exhibition shows over 100 original, high-quality exhibits from Mercedes-Benz designers, and encourages experimentation. 30 free workspaces for participants are available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday and every Sunday, in the Mercedes-Benz Museum's Fascination of Technology area. Registration is directly on arrival. Waiting times may occur on occasion.

The do-it-yourself exhibition Fascination Design will not take place on 10 June 2019.

Contact and Reservation:

Mercedes-Benz Classic Kontakt Center
Phone: +49 711-17 30 000
Fax: +49 711-17 30 400
Email: classic@daimler.com

Fascination Design at the Mercedes-Benz Museum.

The VfB special exhibition for children.

Research the history of VfB Stuttgart with all the senses: the special exhibition “On the move since 1893” makes this possible for children and families. To accompany the special exhibition, the museum has developed its own book of discovery with twelve exciting tasks. The answers are all in the special exhibition, for example by touching items on the “Fritzle Table”, an activity station with music and comics. Alongside the tasks, the 22-page book of discovery also has pictures to colour in. It is available for museum visitors free of charge.

Notes.

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What age are children allowed to enter the museum unsupervised?

Children under the age of 14 are only allowed to visit the exhibition if accompanied by an adult.

Baby buggies may be borrowed (at the ticket desk) for a deposit of €50.

Contact and Reservation:

Mercedes-Benz Classic Kontakt Center
Phone: +49 711-17 30 000
Fax: +49 711-17 30 400
Email: classic@daimler.com

Videos.

A girl called Mercedes.

This stop-motion animation was made by three students from the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design – Annarita Matuschka, Eduard Losing and Dirk Michael Flach – plus Stefan Heller, a freelance artist and animated film maker. Their short film, which lasts around two minutes, invites the viewer to see the history of the Mercedes-Benz brand in a new dimension. The stars of the short film include the inventors of the automobile Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler along with two female protagonists: Bertha Benz, who made the world’s first long-distance car journey with her sons in 1888, and Mercédès Jellinek, who gave her name to Daimler’s car brand in 1902. The individual scenes are told with skilfully drawn figures, along with buildings and scenery. The creative use of scissors, pen and paper has brought the two-dimensional protagonists to life. When it came to creating the animation, the most important tools were the film makers’ own hands and their voices which feature on the accompanying soundtrack. They also used various models which they built themselves and a computer, and the music was specially composed. From the screenplay to post-production, the film is the result of intensive teamwork.

Hungry for History.

“Hungry for History” is the work of Marco Erbrich and Florian Greth from Flyvision Media, both of whom were students at the Film Academy in Ludwigsburg until 2014. Erbrich and Greth’s film plays with the aesthetic of classic monster films. In it a gigantic shiny silver creature suddenly appears in a series of historic film sequences from the company’s archives. The Museum-shaped monster has a huge appetite for iconic Mercedes-Benz-branded vehicles. The succinct story lasts around a minute in length and all becomes clear in the final shot. The monster grew out of a digital animation of the Museum’s façade.