The Mercedes-Benz Museum is part of the Mercedes-Benz campus in Untertürkheim, just across the Neckar River from Stuttgart's city center. From the Hauptbahnhof or main railroad station in Stuttgart, take the S1 subway train two stops to "Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion." Follow the signs to the museum, which is across Mercedesstrasse and a few meters down the road from the football stadium.
For more detailed instructions on how to reach the museum by car, by train, or from Stuttgart Airport, see our page of directions to the Mercedes-Benz Museum.
The Mercedes-Benz Museum daily except Monday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (The ticket counter closes at 5 p.m., but I'd suggest arriving no later than 3:30 p.m., since there's a lot to see in the museum.)
Ticket prices vary, depending on whether you're an adult, a student, a child, a member of the Mercedes-Benz Club, etc. Guided tours and use of the Simulator ride cost extra.
The Mercedes-Benz Museum was designed to meet or exceed 21st Century accessibility standards.
The shops on the lower level of the museum have souvenirs, auto accessories, car models, logo wear, toys, books, etc. for visitors of all ages. (If you want to buy a restored classic car as a memento, skip the shops and head directly to the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center a few kilometers down the road.)
The museum has a very pleasant bistro, a full-service restaurant, a bar with an outdoor terrace in nice weather, and a café.
The Mercedes-Benz Center
Are you looking for a new car? Do you just want to look at new cars? If so, the (not to be confused with the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center), which is connected to the museum by an 80-meter passage, is worth a peek.
The Mercedes-Benz Center is a cross between a World's Fair pavilion and a car dealership, with 130 examples of current vehicles on display. It also has regularly changing exhibitions on research, car design, safety, etc. If you've picked up a new Mercedes during your trip, you can get it tweaked or tuned in one of the dealership's 16 service bays.
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Allow time for a side trip to the nearby Gottlieb Daimler Memorial, where the inventor of the modern internal-combustion gasoline engine pioneered a "universal motor" for horseless carriages, the world's first motorcycle, and the world's first motorboat. (The greenhouse-workshop is located in the Kurpark of Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt, which you can easily reach by car or public transportation from the city center.)
Stuttgart is also the capital of Baden-Württemberg and a port of call for cruise vessels on the Neckar River, which runs past the city center.
(If you come during Advent, don't miss the Stuttgart Christmas Market, which is said to be one of the largest in Europe.)
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