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    Mercedes-Benz Classic and the 0711blog present 'Groove Check'.

Subculture of Stuttgart.

The Stuttgart-based 0711blog looks at the city's subculture, at art and above all at music. In its section “Rillencheck” (literally “Groove Check”) DJ Sumo interviews artists from all over Germany and talks to them about their favourite vinyl records. And as there are few things that go together as well as music and motoring, we thought it would be a good idea to organise something with the guys at the 0711blog.

Vinyl records meet Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

Classic vinyl records meet classic Mercedes-Benz vehicles. They toured the length and breadth of Germany in a W 116 and a W 123 from our Mercedes-Benz Classic fleet and met well-known music artists on their travels.

Social Media.

Their impressions from Stuttgart, Mainz, Cologne, Hamburg and Berlin while on the road can also be found on our social media channels:

Museum Facebook

Museum Instagram

  • The 300 SL: From above the car seems to b.e ready for take-off.

    100 gullwing models in front of the Mercedes-Benz Museum.

    The 300 SL Club e. V. comes to the international annual meeting in Stuttgart.

Automotive treasures.

Never before have there been so many of these dream cars at the Mercedes-Benz Museum at the same time: from 8 to 11 June 2017 the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Club e. V. will be guesting in Stuttgart with its annual meeting – and it goes without saying that the members will be arriving in their automotive treasures.

Around 100 cars are expected on Saturday, 10 June 2017 on the museum hill. Its 38th international annual meeting of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Club e. V. is being held from 8 to 10 June 2017 in Stuttgart – with the Mercedes-Benz Museum at the centre of all the activities. It is from here, for instance, that the members will be departing for day trips in the local region.

A dream in red: The elegant vehicle parks in front of the Mercedes-Benz Museum.
Successful designi: The 300 SL in front of the windows of the Mercedes-Benz Museum.

A parade of rare dream cars.

The schedule also involves the members parking their classic cars on Saturday, 10 June 2017 directly on the museum hill. That will not only make it an al fresco exhibition area for around 100 coupés and roadsters with the resonant name 300 SL; it will also give visitors the unique opportunity to experience a parade of the rare dream cars in the mornings and afternoons.

This will be the strongest presence so far of these legendary Mercedes-Benz sports cars against the architectural backdrop of the museum.

Dream car of the 1950s.

The ears of Mercedes-Benz fans prick up when they hear the word “gullwing”: the 300 SL is a 1950s dream car and one of the most famous vehicles from the brand with the star.

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Club e. V. has committed itself to actively cultivating these exciting automotive witnesses of history.

The 300 SL in the 1950s - in the background an airplane of the US Airforce.
Production of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster (W 198 II, 1957 to 1963) at the Sindelfingen plant.

Spread all over the world.

Worldwide there are some 80 Brand Clubs officially recognised by Mercedes-Benz, with around 100,000 members.

Mercedes-Benz Classic honours and supports their work through the professional Club Management and provides services such as establishing important contacts for workshops, replacement parts supplies, vehicle trade and the Mercedes-Benz Classic archive.

Double anniversary.

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Club e. V. has around 300 members and is celebrating its 40th anniversary in the coming year. They are linked by their passion for the 300 SL “gullwing” (W 198, 1954 to 1957) and 300 SL Roadster (W 198 II, 1957 to 1963) sports cars.

The open-top version is celebrating its 60th birthday this year. The sportiness in the genes of the Mercedes-Benz brand is evident to particularly powerful effect in these 300 SL models: they are closely related to the 300 SL racing car from the model series W 194 which enjoyed such huge success in motorsport in 1952.

A silver 300 SL with opened wing doors.
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  • 1st Visitor from Botswana at the Mercedes-Bent Museum Stuttgart.
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An invitation to the Mercedes-Benz Museum.

Over the years, the Mercedes-Benz Museum has welcomed visitors from all over the world. All over? Not quite. No one from Benin, Botswana, Guyana, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, St. Kitts and Nevis or Suriname has ever been there. The Museum has now launched a campaign to find visitors from these countries.

'The Mercedes-Benz brand is known all over the world, and that is reflected in the nationalities of those who visit the Mercedes-Benz Museum: we welcome people from so many countries every day. We've had visitors from the Bahamas, the Solomon Islands and from Andorra. But there are seven countries missing from our list. So we started wondering what we could do to redress that fact'

Monja Büdke, Head of the Mercedes-Benz Museum

The Mercedes-Benz Museum has now set itself the target of attracting visitors from those seven countries so far unrepresented among the Museum’s visitors. In Benin, Botswana, Guyana, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, St. Kitts and Nevis and Suriname, the Museum has now issued, in digital and printed form, an invitation to the Museum. In addition, the foreign representations of the various countries in Germany have been provided with information about the campaign.

The first visitors from any of these countries will be officially welcomed and given a personal guided tour of the Museum, along with a voucher for the shop and restaurant. A further highlight will be a trip out in a Mercedes-Benz classic car. All further visitors from any of the countries sought will receive free admittance throughout 2017.

He Dingding is the eight millionth visitor.

Public attraction with global appeal.

The Mercedes-Benz Museum uses regular surveys to collect information about where visitors come from. These findings show that over a period of eight years the Museum received visitors from a total of 186 nations – in other words from almost all 193 member states of the United Nations (UNO). The eight-millionth visitor on February 14 this month came from China – which is in fact where one in ten foreign visitors hails from. Next in the list are the USA, France and Switzerland. The Bahamas, for example, appear on place 108 in the list, the Solomon Islands in 147 and Andorra at 153.

Since the Museum re-opened in its new home in 2006, the proportion of international guests has continued to rise steadily. The latest peak was reached in 2016, with a figure of 57 percent.

Flags of every country on the planet.

Every aspect of the Mercedes-Benz Museum is geared to the needs of international visitors. Both the audio guide and all information materials are produced in eight languages, while the Museum guides also offer tours in several different languages. When high-ranking visitors from foreign states are expected, the relevant national flag is hoisted in front of the Museum. The Museum holds the flags of every country on the planet ready for such occasions.

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    A museum with 'five-star' aspirations.

A museum with 'five-star' aspirations.

The Mercedes-Benz Museum opened in 2006 is a landmark – for Mercedes-Benz and therefore for Daimler, for the city of Stuttgart, for Baden-Württemberg, for Germany and for Europe. As a landmark, it makes people want to see and experience it. More than eight million visitors since 2006 is an outstanding success story for the Museum.

Since it opened its doors in the new location, the Mercedes-Benz Museum has dependably received its visitors from Tuesday to Sunday with the message: “Welcome to the home of Mercedes-Benz”.

The Museum is designed for the greatest possible hospitality – with 'five-star' aspirations. Numerous factors contribute to this. The extensive exhibition, a building completely without barriers, an intelligently conceived operating concept and a motivated, well-qualified team of employees are the most important of these.

The representative visitor surveys conducted over the years confirm how well the different factors work together: these regularly show an outstandingly good satisfaction rating of 1.5 on a scale of 1 to 6 – and usually the score is even slightly better.

A total of over 9 million visitors since 2006 is another confirmation of success. Exactly 876,109 visitors came to the Mercedes-Benz Museum last year (2017), more than ever before and 6.87 percent more than in 2016.


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.

The scope of functions may vary according to country.