Confidently stylish and attractive: The C-Class Cabriolet (A 205) as an urban companion.

The C-Class Cabriolet – an open view of two metropolises.

Confidently stylish and attractive: the C-Class Cabriolet as an urban companion.

Openness as an attitude to life.

Two great cities, 24 young people and a shared idea: discover selected insider tips in Berlin and Frankfurt am Main with Mercedes me/My Guide. Savour the urban flair of these two cities – and experience the advantages of the new open-top C-Class.

Openness as an attitude to life in the C-Class Cabriolet (A 205).
Our local guide, Frankfurt photographer Vanessa Fuentes, has a heart for her city.

Mercedes me: Behind the scenes.

And we’re off: accompanied by Mercedes me/My Guide and a local, the teams set off to discover the coolest insider tips in the two vibrant cities. A host is waiting for the participants at each of the stops, providing exciting behind-the-scenes insights into the chosen locations. The best routes for entertaining excursions and many other recommendations are exclusively available at: mercedes.me/myguide.

Mercedes me: Behind the scenes.

And we’re off: accompanied by Mercedes me/My Guide and a local, the teams set off to discover the coolest insider tips in the two vibrant cities. A host is waiting for the participants at each of the stops, providing exciting behind-the-scenes insights into the chosen locations. The best routes for entertaining excursions and many other recommendations are exclusively available at: mercedes.me/myguide.

Our local guide, Frankfurt photographer Vanessa Fuentes, has a heart for her city.

Excellent outlook.

Freedom-loving, active, progressive – these are the compelling features of the C-Class Cabriolet. Qualities that are shared by the participants of the one-day city tour in Frankfurt and Berlin. There is plenty to discover while travelling with the C-Class Cabriolet and the SLC Roadster: exciting insights, new perspectives, and the exclusive comfort offered by the cars’ sportily designed interiors. Inspiring moments and thrilling experiences that are best enjoyed as part of a team.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet (A 205) – looking good outside Hayashi in Frankfurt.
The participants in the SLC Roaster (R 172) and C-Class Cabriolet (A 205) at the Osthafen in Frankfurt, looking forward to the next stage of the tour.

Open-air in Frankfurt.

She’s Mercedes at its best: In Frankfurt it’s “ladies first” because it’s twelve selected female participants and a savvy local guide who are taking to the wheel. The Frankfurt photographer Vanessa Fuentes accompanies the tour, revealing exclusive insights into the Main metropolis, various venues, and the people behind them.

Open-air in Frankfurt.

She’s Mercedes at its best: In Frankfurt it’s “ladies first” because it’s twelve selected female participants and a savvy local guide who are taking to the wheel. The Frankfurt photographer Vanessa Fuentes accompanies the tour, revealing exclusive insights into the Main metropolis, various venues, and the people behind them.

The participants in the SLC Roaster (R 172) and C-Class Cabriolet (A 205) at the Osthafen in Frankfurt, looking forward to the next stage of the tour.

Fashion and design in the heart of Frankfurt.

Beside the Frankfurt Stock Exchange it’s worth making a stop here to meet Kerstin Görling who has made a name for herself as a successful fashion blogger and the owner of Hayashi. At her fashion store, she presents and curates selected collections from both new and established designer labels. All of the team members would love to stay a little longer to talk about new trends or pick out one or two pieces, but the road is calling: a July afternoon, 27 degrees Celsius – a perfect day for open-top driving fun in the Frankfurt area.

Insider tips and exciting places: just as well that Mercedes me/MyGuide knows the best bars, restaurants, designers and stores in the city. On the way there’s just time for a stop at Blaues Wasser on the Main embankment, where Goran Petreski provides a penetrating portrait of this event venue’s history. And then we hop over to Morgen & Studio Rehberger where Tommy Tritsch delivers plenty of behind-the-scenes insights and invites everyone to a meal at the next opportunity as well.

The women’s team in Frankfurt enjoys the perfect blend of fashion, big city and Mercedes-Benz.
Preparing kosher pastrami sandwiches at Maxie Eisen. Enjoy!

Deliciously kosher in the style of the twenties.

After all of the day’s exciting impressions, the twelve women go straight to Maxie Eisen. This little bar in Frankfurt’s trendy Bahnhofsviertel pampers its customers with well-made drinks and kosher treats such as the incomparable pastrami sandwiches. High-end cuisine, a 1920s-inspired interior, and the central location make this place unique. It’s an excellent spot for the team to share their impressions of the tour and relax before bringing the day to a fitting end.

Deliciously kosher in the style of the twenties.

After all of the day’s exciting impressions, the twelve women go straight to Maxie Eisen. This little bar in Frankfurt’s trendy Bahnhofsviertel pampers its customers with well-made drinks and kosher treats such as the incomparable pastrami sandwiches. High-end cuisine, a 1920s-inspired interior, and the central location make this place unique. It’s an excellent spot for the team to share their impressions of the tour and relax before bringing the day to a fitting end.

Preparing kosher pastrami sandwiches at Maxie Eisen. Enjoy!

Open-air in Berlin.

In Berlin, it’s DJ and event manager Amin Fallaha who’s acting as the local guide for the twelve participants’ tour of the capital. He knows all the best venues and has lots of great insider tips up his sleeve – which means that the young men and women taking part get an intense, close-up feel for Berlin’s spirit, its international atmosphere and the huge range of art, culture and shopping on offer there.

Everyone’s looking forward to get started: local guide Amin Fallaha with team Berlin.
Ears wide open at the Funkhaus Berlin.

Berlin sound sensations.

The participants enjoy a guided tour of the buildings and studios at the Funkhaus Berlin to find out more about the secrets and stories behind radio production. The Funkhaus is no longer used for broadcasting but the various rooms remain extremely popular with musicians and music lovers thanks to their unique mix of acoustics and design. And it’s here that we meet Julien Bracht and Markus Nikolaus – the two members of Lea Porcelain – who combine krautrock, post punk and indie elements in their very own, melancholy way.

It’s an incredible sound sensation to be able to experience music live in the extraordinary setting of the Funkhaus. Along the river Spree and through Köpenick, heading for southeast Berlin, taking in a piece of Brandenburg and then back to the centre via Schmöckwitz. A worthwhile little detour, as it gives our team the chance to enjoy the advantages of open-top driving to the full.

The team at the photo session with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet in Berlin.

Enjoying the view.

And now: relaxing in Wilmersdorf. The Monkey Bar has a remarkable view – beyond the Zoo you can see out to the west of the capital. The stylish bar offers its customers urban flair and, apart from creative cocktails, it also serves delicious little treats from Neni next door: an exquisite and diverse mix of Mediterranean, Persian and Austrian culinary influences. After a day packed with interesting encounters and new-found friends, there’s plenty of reason to party – and where better to stay up all night than Berlin?

Enjoying the view.

And now: relaxing in Wilmersdorf. The Monkey Bar has a remarkable view – beyond the Zoo you can see out to the west of the capital. The stylish bar offers its customers urban flair and, apart from creative cocktails, it also serves delicious little treats from Neni next door: an exquisite and diverse mix of Mediterranean, Persian and Austrian culinary influences. After a day packed with interesting encounters and new-found friends, there’s plenty of reason to party – and where better to stay up all night than Berlin?

The team at the photo session with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet in Berlin.

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet (A 205): The Portuguese photographer Miguel Domingos is on the road and shares with us “Lisbon’s Light”.

The C-Class Cabriolet in “Lisbon’s Light”.

Guest feature by Highsnobiety: The Portuguese photographer Miguel Domingos is on the road with the C-Class Cabriolet and shares with us “Lisbon’s Light”.

Presence, detail accuracy und openness.

Honing the photographer’s eye requires presence, detail accuracy and openness. But like any skill, variety is essential in training it, keeping it guessing and always attentive. Portuguese photographer Miguel Domingos knows this all too well, living and working in some of the world’s most dynamic cities developing his talent. The new “Lisbon’s Light” video tells his story as he returns to his home in Lisbon and rediscovers the city.

On the road with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet (A 205): Honing the photographer’s eye requires presence, detail accuracy and openness.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet (A 205): Missing the therapeutic and calming nature of walking on the beach and feeling the time was right Miguel then returned to Lisbon.

An invaluable experience.

It doesn’t get much more intense than living in New York City, London or Paris but keeping up with the pace and the experience is invaluable. Miguel Domingos experienced life in all three, initially moving to London in 2002 to study fashion photography at the London College of Fashion. “I trained my eye by observing different environments and people,” he explained. However, the noise can quickly become too much, and the pace of life and work can wear you out. Missing the therapeutic and calming nature of walking on the beach and feeling the time was right, Miguel then returned to Lisbon in 2015 with the momentum he’d picked up in the three global hubs.

Miguel Domingos: “Now is an incredible time to be in Lisbon! So many things are happening, there’s a real entrepreneurial feel in town and new things are happening everywhere.”

Rediscovering the forgotten city.

Not only did he return to share his journey, but he also returned to rediscover the forgotten city. “Now is an incredible time to be in Lisbon! So many things are happening, there’s a real entrepreneurial feel in town and new things are happening everywhere.” Miguel continued to describe Lisbon’s unique light as an intensely bright shower illuminating the city, reflecting in the river and colouring the hills.

Photography is Miguel’s favoured form of expression through which he shares personal stories, those who’ve impacted his life and the places that have shaped him. “A great photograph is not only the set, composition and light but what emotion it provokes in the viewer,” he explained. “Follow your instinct, find your voice and don’t be afraid to share it.”


Guest feature: All statements in this article are personal opinions and impressions of the author and sometimes not of the Daimler AG.

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The C-Class Cabriolet in “Lisbon’s Light”.

Watch here the C-Class Cabriolet and photographer Miguel Domingos in the beautiful city of Lisbon. Guest feature by Highsnobiety: Honing the photographer’s eye requires presence, attention to detail and open-mindedness. But like any skill, variety is essential in training it, keeping it guessing and always attentive. Portuguese photographer Miguel Domingos knows this all too well, living and working in some of the world’s most dynamic cities developing his talent. This new Lisbon’s Light video tells his story as he returns to his home in Lisbon in the C-Class Cabriolet and rediscovers the city.

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Mike Horn Pole2Pole. The Pangaea in the Antarctic.

Mike Horn: Around the world in 890 days.

Pole2Pole in numbers: Explorer Mike Horn and his G-Class on the first stages of his new expedition.
Mike Horn Pole2Pole: Infographic.
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Thrilling times with Mike Horn.

Mike Horn has been travelling for exactly 275 days on his “Pole2Pole” expedition. His mission: to travel once around the world in 890 days – from Europe to Africa, the Antarctic, Oceania, Asia, the Arctic and North America, and back to Europe. The starting signal for his new adventure was given early this year in front of the legendary Explorers Club in Manhattan. Mike’s trusty companions are the Mercedes-Benz G Class and his sailing ship Pangaea. The Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador has only just made the crossing with his expedition ship from Cape Town to the South Seas, heading for the Antarctic.

Before setting out on his solo crossing of the icy continent alone in the coming months, on foot and with skis, Mike reviewed his voyage to date and recorded some figures. The extreme athlete already has some exciting months behind him – and with New Zealand, Papua-New Guinea, Indonesia, Kamchatka, Greenland and the North Pole still to come, Mike can look forward to equally thrilling times ahead.

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