Mercedes-Benz Museum Anniversary
The countdown to a milestone anniversary for the Mercedes-Benz Museum begins on 29 January 2016, the 130th birthday of the automobile.
The Mercedes-Benz Museum will be launching its programme on that day with a series of themed guided tours and a special presentation to mark ten years of the Mercedes-Benz Museum. To coincide with the actual «birthday» itself, on 19 May 2016, a special exhibition about the E-Class, «Meisterstück-E» (MasterpiEces), will open. The main anniversary celebrations for fans and families will take place on 4 and 5 June 2016. Since 2006, the Mercedes-Benz Museum has been telling the story of the automobile from its beginnings and into the future. More than 7.1 million visitors have visited the venue over the last ten years.
What date could be more appropriate for the launch of a major programme to mark the anniversary of the Mercedes-Benz Museum? On 29 January 2016 it were 130 years since Carl Benz registered the patent for his «gas engine-powered vehicle» back in 1886 – a date that is generally considered to mark the birth of the automobile.
120 years later, on 19 May 2006, a good two and half years of construction work came to an end with the opening of the new Mercedes-Benz Museum, just outside the gates of the Untertürkheim plant. Right from the beginning, its architecture, exhibition concept and events set new standards in this field.
A particular highlight over the coming months, alongside the opening of the E-Class special exhibition on 19 May, will be the anniversary weekend on 4 and 5 June 2016. Fans and families can look forward to a major celebration under the heading «A future always needs a past».