Yesterday we took a nice drive (the speed limit for the winter tires was reached) over to Stuttgart to see the Mercedes-Benz Museum. I myself am less interested in looking at cars than Roland is 🙂 but I enjoy museums in general. The museum is very well-designed, relating the history of the corporation and its products to the history of transportation, of Europe, of marketing, of changing social conditions, even of US transportation safety laws. The artifacts on display, probably a tiny subset of the corporate collection, are an interesting mix of vehicles, parts, photos, ledgers, letters, trophies, scrapbooks, clothing, tools, and other objects with stories.
A serious gearhead might wish to see more cars, but the selection is wide and the building gives you plenty of space to gaze at the vehicles from multiple angles.
You can take a virtual tour (in British) and see professional photos on their website. You can also enjoy:
A selection of shiny or abstract things.
So many shiny things!