Porsche and Mercedes, Stuttgart
The Mercedes Museum is a great place to spend a couple of hours - they've got
The photo shows the entrance hallway.
Fondest memory: A tourism website for the museum can be found at
http://www.stgt.com/stuttgart/mercedesmuseumd.htm (in German only).
A good alternate - a personal web site - in English is http://www.ddavid.com/formula1/merc_museum.htm
Mercedes' main site is at http://www.mercedes.com/index_ns.htm
Favorite thing: If you can arrange a visit to the Porsche factory, do so well in advance. I didn't bother, as I didn't have a clue when, or IF, I'd actually get to Stuttgart, and the day I arrived was in fact a national holiday - a Thursday, no less, and they were working again on Friday... (in US & Canada, holidays are adjusted to a Friday or more commonly, a Monday, to offer a 3-day weekend).
The Porsche Museum sits beside the factory, and is free... but the gift shop is not!
The photo shows the highway sign;
the main entrance; and
my favourite model, the elusively expensive limited-edition, group B rally-ready 959...
*(Bill Gates has one, but since they're not strictly legal to drive in the United States, it's in a warehouse in New York City.)
Fondest memory: The website for the museum is at http://www.porsche.com/english/dialog/faq/inside/museum.htm
Favorite thing: My favourite vehicle in the Mercedes Museum is the 1983 concept long-distance record-breaker 190E 2.3-16 Nardo.