School classes in the Museum.

  • School classes in the Museum

  • Discovering, playing and learning.

    School classes welcome – for a different learning experience: There is a great deal to discover and learn in the Mercedes-Benz Museum. There are two types of Museum visit available for school classes:

    Version 1.

    On arriving in our “Genius Campus” area for children and schools, the class will receive:

    • A personal welcome with a film
    • If requested, a final photo which will be sent by post

    Age-related topic booklets taking their lead from the school curricula of the state of Baden-Württemberg (grades 1-8)

    • Level 1 (1st and 2nd grade): Topic booklet “Inventors”
    • Level 2 (3rd and 4th grade): Topic booklet “Inventors & Motorsport” and “Inventors and Safety”
    • Level 3 (5th and 6th grade): Topic booklet “Inventors & Motorsport” and “Inventors and Safety”
    • Level 4 (7th and 8th grade): Topic booklet “Inventors and Drive Systems”

    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.

    Version 2.

    Or would you prefer to view the exhibition with your class using an audio guide? We are able to offer 8 languages (German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese) – which incidentally provides superb support for your foreign-language teaching!

    To ensure that we are well prepared for your visit, we request that all teachers announce visits by school classes via our Mercedes-Benz Classic Contact Center at least 24 hours before the visit.

    Only previously announced school classes at the primary and secondary levels, including accompanying adults, enter free of charge.

    Hints for teachers.

    Pay a free, advance visit to the Mercedes-Benz Museum to gain a direct impression of the many learning opportunities. Please bring a copy of your booking confirmation with you when making an advance visit.

    • To ensure that we are well prepared for your visit, we request that all teachers announce visits by school classes via our Mercedes-Benz Classic Contact Center at least 24 hours before the visit.
    • Seven parking spaces for touring coaches are available directly by the Mercedes-Benz Museum.
    • School classes, their teachers and bus-drivers are able to enter free of charge.
    • Wardrobes and lockers are available to stow everything not needed when touring the Museum

    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.


    Mercedes-Benz Museum.

    The Mercedes-Benz Museum is the only museum in the world that can document in a single continuous timeline over 130 years of auto industry history from its very beginnings to the present day. On nine levels and covering a floor space of 16,500 square metres, the museum presents 160 vehicles and over 1,500 exhibits.

    Opening hours.

    Tuesdays to Sundays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Box office closing time: 5.00 pm

    Closed on Mondays and selected public holidays.