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“The Best or Nothing” – The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany!

In my adolescence, I used to dream about a romantic date where I would be inside a Mercedes Benz car and heading towards the sea with the windows wide open and the gushing air would refresh both of us along with some rain droplets. A lovely melodious and romantic song in the car would heighten passions in the dark starlit night!! Well, whether my dream date became a reality or not, let me keep it a secret. But to my surprise, I got an opportunity to visit the Mercedes Benz Museum a few days back. I was thrilled and anxious to know more about my dream car company when I reached there. I must acknowledge that I used to know very little about Mercedes-Benz before the visit.

The Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany

"The Best or Nothing" - The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, Travel Realizations

"The Best or Nothing" - The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, Travel Realizations

The three -pointed Mercedes-Benz logo

Gottlieb Daimler designed the three -pointed Mercedes-Benz logo, which shows the ability of his motors for land, air and sea use. What I liked about this museum is the way it represented all the facts. How Mercedes-Benz had developed in Germany during the era when Industrial revolution was taking place, the Nazis coming to power and all other relevant things happening all around the world at that time is showed. It gives an overall picture of the world at that time and along with the growth of Mercedes-Benz.

"The Best or Nothing" - The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, Travel Realizations

Gottlieb Daimler designed the three -pointed Mercedes-Benz logo, which shows the ability of his motors for land, air and sea use. Click To Tweet

The inventors of the automobile

Karl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach were the inventors of the automobile. In 1885, they laid the crucial foundations for individual mobility by building the first gasoline engines- Benz in Mannheim, and Daimler together with Maybach in Canstatt. Karl Benz completed his patent motor car in 1886, while Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach motorized a carriage. This ushered in the advance of the automobile and its inventors. Daimler and Benz founded their own companies (Benz & Cie and Daimler Motors Corporation), which subsequently expanded and became competitors. And although the two inventors lived and worked just 60 miles apart, they never got to know each other.

Karl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach were the inventors of the automobile. Click To Tweet

Karl Benz

"The Best or Nothing" - The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, Travel Realizations

Karl Benz

The name “Mercedes”

One of the first gentlemen-drivers was Emil Jellinek, a businessman who lived in Vienna and Nice. Initially, a customer of Daimler-Motoren- Gesellschaft or Daimler Motors Corporation (DMG), started selling the company’s vehicle from 1898. Jellinek wanted to prove the quality of the cars in races. He pressured DMG chief engineer Wilhelm Maybach to build a new automobile with an especially powerful engine; it was to bear the name of Jellinek’s daughter, Mercedes. Rousing victories in the Nice race week of 1901 made the name “Mercedes” the talk of the town.

Gottlieb Daimler

"The Best or Nothing" - The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, Travel Realizations

Gottlieb Daimler

The Best or Nothing – The slogan of Mercedes

During the post World War I economic crisis in Germany, DMG merged with Benz & Cie in 1926, becoming Daimler-Benz and adopting Mercedes-Benz as its automobile trademark. One of the famous quotes of Daimler is

The Best or Nothing.

This quote is now used as the slogan of Mercedes.

Wilhelm Maybach

"The Best or Nothing" - The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, Travel Realizations

Wilhelm Maybach

Luxury Cars at Mercedes-Benz Museum

A section of the museum is dedicated to the display of modern and beautiful luxurious cars. One segment of the museum displays old cars, buses and trucks.

"The Best or Nothing" - The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, Travel Realizations

"The Best or Nothing" - The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, Travel Realizations

"The Best or Nothing" - The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, Travel Realizations

Concept cars in Mercedes Benz Museum

The section which I liked the most is the section of  the concept cars. These cars cannot be seen on the roads as of now, but may be seen in the future. These cars are the result of different researches on design.

Concept cars in Mercedes Benz Museum.

I was surprised to see this concept car in the picture. I am sure we won’t mind riding a car-plane on the road!

"The Best or Nothing" - The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, Travel Realizations concept cars

"The Best or Nothing" - The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, Travel Realizations concept cars

"The Best or Nothing" - The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, Travel Realizations concept cars

"The Best or Nothing" - The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, Travel Realizations concept cars

So lots of beautiful cars this time for my readers! A simple question : which one did you like the most?

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Chirasree Banerjee

Hello. My name is Chirasree. I have been traveling for almost 11 years to places all over the world. I enter into a separate reality during my travels and enjoy the allure of escape from the mundane. I seek beauty through nature and human-made creations. Because beauty is powerful. I seek knowledge. I observe, absorb, and write about the places I visit and the profound realizations and inspirations that each place has to offer.

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8 Comments

  1. Very nice serie have you made….. i like them.

    Greetings, Joop

    http://joopzandfotografie.blogspot.nl

  2. I loved the last one the most! WOW. I have always wanted to drive a Mercedes-Benz. Maybe someday… 🙂

  3. Wow, what an amazing place! The building itself is pretty spectacular. I'm not really a Mercedes fan, but if I had to choose, I'd pick a sporty type.

  4. oh my gosh!! awesome snaps..and Chirasree u r lookn damn gorgeous.. stay blessed and romantic sweetheart 🙂

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