The Long Night of the Museums 2019: The Mercedes-Benz Museum is celebrating its 20th Museum Night

March 2019

On 23 March 2019, the Mercedes-Benz Museum is offering the opportunity to celebrate the 20th birthday of the Long Night of the Museums in Stuttgart through the night and into the morning. In addition to the extensive entertainment programme from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. there will, once again, be the big AfterParty@Mercedes-Benz Museum with radio station bigFM in the passage from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Further highlights are guided tours through the permanent exhibition on the history of mobility from 1886 into the future, the special exhibition "On the move since 1893" on the 125-year history of VfB Stuttgart and the view of the starry sky from the roof terrace in cooperation with the Stuttgart Observatory.

Stuttgart. The Mercedes-Benz Museum will be presenting stars of several different kinds at this year's Long Night of the Museums: in addition to the Mercedes stars of around 160 vehicles in the permanent exhibition, the programme on 23 March 2019 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. also offers a view of the starry sky itself. This opportunity is made available on the roof terrace on Level 8 of the museum, which is not normally open to the public. Stuttgart observatory will be setting up its telescopes there until 1:15 a.m., weather permitting, under the slogan "Beyond the stars - a look into the future". The fascinating vista over the Neckar valley is available for all without a telescope.

One of the highlights of the visit to the Mercedes-Benz Museum on 23 March 2019 will be the extremely successful special exhibition "On the move since 1893" on the 125-year history of VfB Stuttgart. A FIFA pro player from VfB Stuttgart will be on site from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. to answer visitors' questions and look forward to the many FIFA live matches against visitors keen to demonstrate their own talent at the console.

The special exhibition in Collection Room 5 of the museum offers a real stadium atmosphere with its specially constructed grandstand. The history of the club is represented by more than 100 exhibits, including cups, championship trophies, jerseys, football boots, pennants and player awards, photos and tickets as well as original documents. And since the VfB team is always accompanied by the star symbol, Mercedes-Benz vehicles from VfB Stuttgart's championship years (1950, 1952, 1984, 1992 and 2007) are also part of the special exhibition.

The Long Night of the Museums 2019 in the Mercedes-Benz Museum begins at 7 p.m. Guided tours through history and anecdotes relating to automobility since 1886 and of the museum's architecture start at 7.15, 7.45, 9.15 and 9.45 p.m. Registration is possible in the evening at the ticket counter guided tours last about 75 minutes each. Both, the permanent and special exhibition are open until 2 a.m. The last lift up to the exhibition is scheduled for 1.15 a.m.

As a cheerful finale to the evening, the Mercedes-Benz Museum then offers the longest party of the night from 11 p.m. onwards: at the AfterParty@Mercedes-Benz Museum in the passage on Level 0 of the museum, there will be dancing and celebrating until 4 a.m. Radio station bigFM will be providing the music and hosting the show.

Stuttgart's art and cultural scene will be presenting all its many facets at the Long Night of the Museums. The participating institutions and locations will be interlinked through a network of bus and train shuttles. The tickets for the Long Night of the Museums (adults 19 euros, children from six to 14 years 4 euros) are also valid as journey tickets on the VVS public transport system on 23 March 2019.

On the evening of the 23 March 2019, the Mercedes-Benz Museum is most easily accessible from the city centre via the Tour Neckar shuttlebuses. These buses depart every ten to 15 minutes from Karlsplatz/Schlossplatz and travel to the Mercedes-Benz Museum via Willy-Brandt-Strasse. The return journey is via Mercedesstrasse, Badstrasse and Willy-Brandt-Strasse. At the Mercedes-Benz Museum it is also possible to change shuttles for the harbour tour. Additional shuttles to the AfterParty@Mercedes-Benz Museum will run from 2 a.m. between Karlsplatz and the Museum. The last return journey from the museum leaves at 4:35 a.m.

The Mercedes-Benz Museum is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 9 am to 6 pm. The ticket desk always closes at 5 p.m. Registration, reservations and latest information: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm by phone on +49 (0)711 173 0000, by email to or online at:

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    Mercedes-Benz Museum, the Long Night of the Museums 2016, view of the stars from the roof terrace in cooperation with the Stuttgart Observatory.
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    Mercedes-Benz Museum, the Long Night of the Museums 2018, AfterParty@Mercedes-Benz Museum on Level 0 in collaboration with radio station bigFM.
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    Mercedes-Benz Museum, special exhibition "On the move since 1893. 125 years of VfB Stuttgart", photo taken at the MC Bruddaal concert on 1 December 2018.