Mercedes-Benz Museum, Drive to Frankfurt, Hotel Hessischer Hof, Main Tower
We got up early for breakfast and then drove the ~30 minutes to the
on the outskirts of Stuttgart.
Arriving just before 10:00 a.m., we spent almost exactly 3 hours -- the collection was endlessly fascinating.
You take an elevator ride up to the 7th floor and then slowly make your way down.
Each floor typically has three "lobes": one devoted to passenger vehicles, one to commercial vehicles, and one to racing vehicles.
When you walk down the ramp between floors you encounter a sequential set of historical displayes that provide context for
what was going on in Germany and around the world.
To the credit of Mercedes-Benz, they didn't shrink from the fact that they made war material for the Nazis nor that they
employed forced laborers.
Overall, a very thought-provoking experience.
After a simple lunch at the M-B museum restaurant, we got in the car at 1:35 p.m. for the 2 hour drive to
We checked into the
Hotel Hessischer Hof
for our last night in Germany and then
Ben set out for a walk and found the
Frankfurt Main Tower,
took the short elevator ride up to the top, and was buffeted by strong winds and cool temperatures.