December 16th, 1998
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Welcome to Germany.
Here is part VIII of our European Holiday Flash Pages.
We landed in Stuttgart (Germany).
The Holiday Inn just outside Stuttgart. We decided to splash out a little to get a room bigger than the bathroom size places we had been staying in.
The scenery was interesting to say the least. Especially considering the charged us $200 US dollars for the night.
We averaged 35 postcards per stop. No wonder we felt like we had RSI.
The Mercedes Benz factory and museum in Stuttgart. We spent over 4 hours just wandering around this place.
The very first motorized vehicle ever built was made by this company.
Daimler and Benz's first efforts of producing horseless carriages.
This was one of the very few museums that actually let you get "up close and personal" to most of their exhibits.
A big plus is that Mercedes does not charge you a cracker to enter the museum.
Now the curves, design, fit and finish on this is great.
The car's not bad either!
I would have to say this is one of the best looking cars ever built.
A mid 60's Formula 1 car
The number of exhibits is amazing and each car had it's own story.
The 1997 Formula 1 car
A little convertible number?
Or maybe you prefer the gull wing style?
One of Penske's Indy cars was here as well.
The factory's car park was full of these A model "baby" Benz's. Note the sequential license plate numbers.
Even the push bikes had brand names of Mercedes Benz and Porsche.