The Mercedes-Benz Museum is the only museum in the world able to present the complete 125-year history of the automotive industry from its very beginnings to the present day.
On nine levels with a total area of 16,500 square metres, 160 vehicles and over 1500 exhibits are displayed. The museum sees itself as a place of innovation and demonstrates that history is always forward-directed, too. The exhibition not only presents the exciting story of the Mercedes-Benz brand, it also opens fascinating insights into the future. And the architecture of the Mercedes-Benz Museum, created in the UNStudio van Berkel und Bos, Amsterdam, is geared to this task. The building interior is inspired on the DNA double helix that carries all human genetic information. The building is unique in the world, committed to Mercedes-Benz’s spirit of originality, which endeavours time and again to create entirely new things.
On the two-hour tour through the exhibition the visitor experiences a unique journey through time and the history of the motor car. A lift takes visitors to the uppermost level of the museum. Having thus arrived at the year 1886, two circular walkways lead back down to the starting point through the ample collection. The exhibition in the Mercedes-Benz Museum is divided in Legend halls and Collection halls. The Legend halls tell the history of the Mercedes-Benz brand, separated into themes and periods. The exhibition halls are ordered chronologically. The Collection halls show the wealth and diversity of the brand’s vehicles. Fascination of Technology on Level 0 allows a glimpse at present day research and development at Mercedes-Benz.