You may have noticed that we’ve been a little bit quiet on here of late. There’s a good reason for our online absence though (as you may have seen on our Instagram feed).
Over the last three days we’ve been road-tripping down through Germany with the Jimmy’s Iced Coffee crew. Our end destination? Stuttgart. Yep, home to two of the most famous car manufacturers around: Porsche and Mercedes-Benz.
We’ll save the story of our journey for another day but, while in Stuttgart, we couldn’t help but pay a visit to Merc’s incredible museum.
If any car manufacturer needs a museum it’s Mercedes-Benz. Remember, this is the company that pretty much invented the petrol-powered automobile way back in 1886. When it comes to cars, Mercedes is the Godfather.
Housed on the same massive campus as Merc’s international HQ, the Mercedes-Benz Museum was opened back in 2006 and, since then, around a million people pay a visit each year. We can see why.
Even the car park is home to a number of three-pointed-star legends (including an SLS AMG GT hiding in a corner under a dust sheet).
Once inside, if the stunning architecture doesn’t impress you (by the way, it should), then you’ll be suitably satisfied by the number of Mercedes-Benz icons dotted around the foyer. Anywhere where you’re greeted by a 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II is totally cool with us.
After riding skyward in an elevator pod that wouldn’t look out of place in H.G Wells’ The War of the Worlds, the museum tour officially kicks off at the top of the nine-story tall building, winding its way down the internal double helix internal structure as you travel chronologically through Mercedes’ storied history.
Even if you’re not a dyed-in-the-wool Mercedes nut, the museum is, unequivocally, worth the €10 entry fee. Wherever you look, there’s another MB icon, from delectable classics to retro Silver Arrows race heroes.
300 SL Gullwing? Of course. 280 SL Pagoda? Yep. C111? Oh yeah. Armed with our trusty Nikon camera were spoilt for classic metal to shoot; it would’ve been rude not to share our favourites with you all…
Want to experience the Mercedes-Benz Museum for yourself? Entry costs €10 for adults and the museum is open 9pm to 6pm from Tuesday to Sunday.