Unimog Museum: Anniversary Gifts

The Unimog Museum in Gaggenau is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. Cause for an extraordinary birthday gift and good news for the planned museum extension.

It is a living legend and, in the truest sense of the word, immortal. Its longevity – many models have been in action for more than 30 years – is also its trademark. As is its versatility. We are referring to the Unimog. The Unimog Museum in Gaggenau is a homage to the Unimog as well as a memorial to post-1945 contemporary history, to economic and working life. Technology becomes comprehensible here: There are Unimog vehicles from various decades on display – from prototype to new-generation implement carrier.

The G-Class with a Unimog portal axle

The Mercedes-Benz plant in Gaggenau has donated an extraordinary surprise gift to mark the anniversary: A G-Class with a Unimog portal axle. This axle provides greater ground clearance and enhances off-road capability. Why this gift in particular? Six converted G-Class vehicles were equipped with this portal axle in Gaggenau exactly ten years ago. The donated G-Class has since seen daily action as a tractor unit. The vehicle has been repainted and now has decals applied for the museum.

Gift number two came from the now deceased Unimog general distributor in Turkey, Mustafa Koluman, who donated €100,000 to the museum.

Some 400,000 visitors since the opening in 2006 make one thing clear: The Unimog Museum is a success. The next stages of an extension have already been planned. Enlargement of the site is imminent. A great time to receive good news from Daimler. The company will be supporting the museum in this venture - to the tune of Euro 3 million.

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