Nowhere in Munich is there such traffic as on the Donnersberger Bridge. Rush hour always reigns here, the streams of cars non-stop “flow” along the numerous lanes of the Middle Ring, along Arnulfstrasse. About 180,000 cars pass here every day. Motorists traveling on a regular route to work; cars moving from one area to another; transit vehicles. Add to this the movement of trains, rumbling every minute under the bridge – suburban trains, long-distance trains, mail and transport trains. The Donnersberger Bridge is perhaps the most uncomfortable place in the city, you want to pass it as soon as possible without delaying.
But it is here, in the middle of the culmination of the infinity of traffic, that you see a spectacular, memorable building that attracts the eye with its transparent beauty during the day, sparkling and shimmering in the darkness of the night.
Here, parallel to the Donnersberger Bridge, is the Mercedes-Benz Center Building, a showcase building approximately 150 meters long. It was built in 2003. The huge transparent walls of the house are divided into “cells”, each exhibiting a Mercedes car, brightly and beautifully illuminated from all sides. From afar, the building seems to be filled with toy models of modern cars.
70 models of the latest cars that regularly replace each other, finding their customers; the latest innovations are put on display for motorists passing by. It looks like a huge exhibition with changing exhibits, of course, only Mercedes brands.
Behind the gigantic model car façade is a light-filled showroom, a car repair shop, and a 65-metre-high round glass tower. But all eyes are drawn, of course, by the “toy world” of Mercedes cars, which turns into December days into the largest Christmas calendar in Munich. Every day from December 01 to December 24, a new window opens, in which a surprise is “hidden” – a new car.
Welcome to the “Toy World” of Mercedes!
Material: WiP Immobilien GmbH