Facts & Figures

Feb 12, 2016
  • Client: DaimlerChrysler AG
  • Architects: UNStudio van Berkel & Bos, Amsterdam
  • Museum designer: Prof HG Merz, Stuttgart
  • Height of building:47.5 metres
  • Height of the atrium: 42 metres
  • Enclosed space:210,000 cubic metres
  • Ground area:4800 square metres
  • Levels:9
  • Display area:16,500 square metres in total
  • Area of the Legend rooms: 9100 square metres
  • Area of the Collection rooms: 5300 square metres
  • Fascination of Technology:1300 square metres
  • Barrier-free on all levels
  • Distance covered by visitors on their way through the museum:1.5 to a maximum of around 5 kilometres
  • Charging stations for electric vehicles: 6
  • Total number of exhibits:1500
  • Automobile exhibits: 160
  • Visitors since opening:7,123,350 (as of 31.12.2015)
  • Visitor satisfaction (descending scale of 1 to 6): 1.46 (December 2015)
  • Social media: More than 400,000 fans on Facebook, more than 100,000 on Instagram @mercedesbenzclassic (December 2015)
  • Audio Guide languages: 8 plus German/English programme for kids
  • Guided tours:German/English and 8 other languages (on prior request)
  • Maximum number of visitors viewing the exhibition at the same time: 1200
  • Number of detailed plans produced during the planning and construction phases: 38,000
  • Overall weight of the building: 110,000 tonnes
  • Weight of one concrete element ("twist"): 2500 tonnes
  • Number of concrete piles for the foundations: 850
  • Number of triangular plates on the facade (each one unique): 1800
  • Height of the artificial smoke ventilation "tornado": 34.4 metres
  • Nozzles for the airflow: 144
  • Load capacity of the crane in the atrium: 40 tonnes
The Mercedes-Benz Museum is open daily from Tuesday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The ticket desk always closes at 5 p.m.Registrations, reservations and the latest information: Monday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on telephone no. +49 (0)711 173 0000, email classic@daimler.com or online at:
Monja Büdke, member of the management team at Mercedes-Benz Museum GmbH, Stuttgart, photo from december 2015.
Alexandra Süß, member of the management team at Mercedes-Benz Museum GmbH, Stuttgart, photo from december 2015.
Christian Boucke, Head of Mercedes-Benz Classic and the Customer Center, Stuttgart, photo from December 2015.