Germany – 436 miles (702km) south west of Berlin.
go to site Unimog Museum
An der B 462 / Ausfahrt Schloss Rotenfels
Web language: German
TEL: +49 (0) 7225 98131-0
This is a museum dedicated to the Unimog.
10:00 – 17:00
Check website for national holiday closures or call before visiting.
The Unimog is a multi-purpose all-wheel vehicle manufactured by Daimler and sold under the Mercedes-Benz brand name. This museum is dedicated to the history of the Unimog truck.
The Unimog Museum is dedicated to the Unimog but also reflects contemporary history from 1945 onwards. Unimogs from various decades are on display – from the prototype to the new generation of equipment carriers. The individual specification and areas of application for each vehicle are supplemented by sectional models, vehicle parts, pictures, films and stories. Highlights of the Unimog exhibition include the prototype U 6 built in 1948, an original restored Boehringer Unimog with the number 70200/00221 from 1950, a Unimog 416a with bus body and the MB-trac 1800 intercooler, the last “flagship” from Gaggenauer production. Check first with the museum before visiting if you wish to see a specific vehicle.
The Mercedes-Benz Unimog was conceived and launch in the tough times right after World War II. Its inventor was Albert Friedrich, previously head of Aeroengine Design at Daimler-Benz AG. It was already during the early years of World War II that Friedrich began to occupy himself with the design of a compact tractor – and he started developing the Unimog in 1945. Unimogs are still being manufactured and sold today.
In November 2002, a non-profit association was founded. In March 2005, a ground-breaking ceremony and a large construction sign indicates to the world that the museum will be built. On 3 June, 2006, the Unimog Museum is opened to the public with around 8,000 visitors on the first weekend.
For an extra charge, visitors can ride on a modern Unimog on a purpose-built test track.
There’s a restaurant and a museum shop. It is also possible to hire the museum for corporate and private events.
The museum also houses an archive and will assist with information for anyone looking to restore an old Unimog. Go to the website for details.