A visit to this amazing building and company was only marginally on my radar for this trip, personally i prefer Porsche but i felt i had to come visit The Mercedes Museum for a few reasons! You see on my way to the airport earlier in the week i booked a Uber to come collect us from Home and yes i like getting the Black option(s) as you will always get a great car, this time we got a AMG E class and it was a nice car, very nice car, the driver so kindly put on the "anti move" (not sure the technical term) functions in the seat that keeps you upright when turning corners and so on. Amazing it was like a lumbar massage all the way to the airpot.
This was not the deciding factor, theres more...out of the blue a car jumped out of a round about and we needed to stop in a hurry! and we did, incredibly the car just stopped and not a single person in the car (i had the kids in the back) moved or jolted one bit. The driver then began raving about his car and we got talking and told him i was going to Stuttgart and well i almost had to pinky shake that i was going to visit this Mercedes Museum as the way he described it, he was so passionate about it.
But wait theres more that drove me to this amazing building and motor vehicle company.
After dropping the kids to Melbourne (with Nonna) i took a Cab to the airport as there was no Uber in my area and i got your generic Yellow Cab that felt like it was going to fall apart on the way; well we had a car stop in front of us on the motorway which meant we needed to stop in a hurry, we eventually stopped but then up the rear came then next car without Mercedes breaks and SMASH!!! my head hit the roof of the vehicle (yes i had my seat belt on & yes i am ok) and the back was a little jolted. 3 things i decided very quickly,
1. You only ride with Uber
2. Follow thru on the Pinky shake and visit Mercedes
3. Get moving you are going to miss your plane - how i washed for the E Class AMG at this point.
I am so glad i did come visit this amazing building and motor vehicle company! The architecture had a wonderful mix of curved metals, Concrete and Glass a very strong building that reflected how well built their amazing motor vehicles are manufactured. The interior of the building is nothing short if amazing, it comprises of a double helix, these two paths are inter linked and guide you from the top to the bottom telling the most amazing story from their first Patten to their most current of models.
The detail and design from the outset where amazing, you can see this in their first motor vehicles in 1885 and right thru to today's creations. It was and incredible journey that i could have spent a lot more time photographing. Above is a selection of the shot i hope you enjoy them.