Porsche and Mercedes-Benz in historic joint venture

Mercedes-Benz Porsche MuseumMercedes-Benz and Porsche are both based in Stuttgart, and both have huge, modern motoring museums hosting the cream of their car collections.

And the two brands have now joined forces in a classic new venture.

Free entry to Mercedes-Benz Museum for BMW employees

It’s a discount deal: show a ticket for one upon entry to the other and you’ll get 25% off the ticket price. It works both ways: Mercedes-Benz and Porsche are both offering discounts to visitors who’ve been to the other one first.

The deal, which runs until 30 December, means it costs €6 instead of €8 to enter, with the concessionary price cut to €3. And it’s been launched just in time for the holiday season in the local Baden-Wurttemberg region.

To celebrate this historic joint venture, the Mercedes-Benz Museum and Porsche Museum have swapped two cars: outside the Porsche Museum in Zuffenhausen is a 1966 Mercedes-Benz W 111 230 S; outside the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Bad Cannstatt is a 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7.

“Stuttgart has not one but two great car museums,” said head of Mercedes-Benz Classic Christian Boucke. “It’s unique and a real stroke of luck.

“Many visitors tell us that the museums are the only reason they travel to Stuttgart. We are honouring this with a joint campaign.”

“This collaboration also emphasises the good neighbourly relations between the Mercedes-Benz Museum and us, the Porsche Museum,” said Achim Stejskal, head of the Porsche Museum.

Just make sure you don’t visit on a Monday: both museums are closed. They are, however, both open between Tuesday-Sunday, from 9am to 6pm.

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