Over eight million people have visited the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart since it opened in 2006. Recently, Speed Journal principal Jeff Francis visited and took his own walk through Mercedes Benz history.

Whereas some other automotive museums focus on their own histories and landmarks, the Mercedes Benz Museum interweaves historical events occurring simultaneously as its own history. The effect is remarkable. The clear message is not just that Mercedes Benz has a significant history of its own, but rather that the history of Mercedes Benz is inextricably intertwined with world history. It is a message of depth, significance, relevance, perseverance, purpose and of strength.