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