Welcome to the Unimog-Club Gaggenau e.V.

Dear club members and friends of the Unimog!

We would like to share with you our passion for the universal motorised machine from Mercedes-Benz. One of the main tasks of our club is the care and preservation of this automotive contemporary witness. The community is promoted through a wide range of events at regional and international meetings. Our international annual meeting in 2024, the many meetings of the regional groups, the general meeting at the Unimog Museum and our parts market always attract Unimog enthusiasts from all over Europe.

Today, the Unimog-Club Gaggenau e. V. is an international association of Unimog and MBtrac friends with over 8,000 members in 49 countries.

We feel it is our responsibility to collect a wealth of information about the history, technology and use of the various Unimog and MBtrac series, to make this knowledge available to our members and at the same time to maintain enthusiasm for a unique vehicle concept.

Enjoy the pages of the Unimog-Club Gaggenau e. V.

Rainer Hildebrandt, 1st Chairman

Parts market & general meeting 2024 on Saturday, 11 May 2024


Registration for Unimog parts market 2024 now open.All information and general notes on the parts market on 11 May 2024 can be found here.

  • 11.05.2024 Parts market in Kuppenheim (in the morning)
  • 11.05.2024 UCG members’ meeting at the Unimog Museum

Annual meeting 2024 Sand in Taufers / South Tyrol

This year’s annual meeting will take place in Italy / South Tyrol. Surrounded by mountains and breathtaking scenery, Unimog enthusiasts will meet to exchange ideas and cultivate Unimog friendships. The organisers have organised a varied supporting programme to ensure that there is never a dull moment.

  • Unimog annual meeting from Friday, 14 June to Sunday, 16 June 2024
  • Sand in Taufers in the Ahrntal Valley, South Tyrol, Italy
  • Directions: Brenner, Sterzing, Franzensfeste, junction Pustertal, Bruneck: junction Sand in Taufers/Ahrntal; Lienz – Pustertal, Bruneck: junction Sand in Taufers/Ahrntal; Reschenpass

Detailed information about the meeting can be found here. Click here for the registration form!

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⬇️ Addresses for accommodation in Sand in Taufers: Info JT Sand in Taufers – Accommodation
⬇️ All about the toll: Info JT Sand in Taufers – Toll
⬇️ General information about Sand in Taufers: Info JT Sand in Taufers – General

A look back: The 2023 annual meeting in Aufenau / 30 years of the Unimog Club Gaggenau

On the long weekend from 8 to 11 June, many Unimog enthusiasts took the opportunity to come to Aufenau (near Frankfurt am Main). The rush was so great, in fact, that from Friday onwards nothing was possible and only registered visitors with their Unimog could get a place on the site. In perfect weather, the participants and day visitors had a lot to discover. Not only the more than 500 different Unimogs, but also the driving on the course or off-road, the parts market, the children’s corner and the other supporting programme left nothing to be desired. The new Club Unimog had its first outing at the meeting. It travelled over 200 km on the course. Driver André Gammenthaler was in constant use, and the passengers were thoroughly impressed. There was also more than enough reason to celebrate, as the Unimog Club Gaggenau was celebrating its thirtieth anniversary and the Rhine-Main regional group had been in existence for 20 years. As a result, the atmosphere was exuberant in the evenings, even with brass band music in the marquee on Friday. New Unimog friendships and contacts were made and the participants will remember this meeting for a long time to come.

A film about the meeting will be released soon. The link will then be published here.

Photos: Klaus Lukas

The big rush, a long Unimog queue

Unimog on the MSC Aufenau course.

View of part of the event site from above.

Family growth for the Unimog Club Gaggenau

There are many stories surrounding the universal motorised vehicle from Mercedes-Benz Trucks – known worldwide as the Unimog for over 75 years. Whether as a helper in forest firefighting, as a motorhome for travelling explorers or as a reliable road maintenance vehicle for municipal use – the Unimog combines a wide range of applications and has a gigantic fan community.

The Unimog Club Gaggenau e.V. (UCG) is part of this community and has been keeping the fascination of the Unimog alive for 30 years. Now, after more than 20 years, the club’s Unimog U 4000 is getting a “brother” in the form of the new Unimog U 5023 with crew cab.

Franziska Cusumano, Head of Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks & Custom Tailored Trucks, praised the work of the UCG and the partnership-based cooperation during the vehicle handover: “The club with its numerous members stands for the passion that the Unimog has inspired for over 75 years. Maintaining and preserving these contemporary automotive witnesses is an important task that the club fulfils with great effort together with the Unimog Museum.”

Rainer Hildebrandt, Chairman of the Board of the Unimog-Club Gaggenau e.V. (UCG):
“We are delighted to have so much support from Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks and to be building a steadily growing fan base together. With the new vehicle, we can fulfil the members’ need to be able to experience the new model series up close. The U 5023 is state of the art and will turn heads when it appears in public.”

Rainer Hildebrandt, CEO of the Unimog-Club Gaggenau e.V. (UCG) and Franziska Cusumano, Head of Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks & Custom Tailored Trucks.
Rainer Hildebrandt, CEO of the Unimog Club Gaggenau e.V. (UCG) and Franziska Cusumano, Head of Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks & Custom Tailored Trucks. Photo: Daimler Trucks

Reopening of the Unimog Museum on 28 January 2023

After four weeks of complete closure and construction of the new exhibition, the museum was ceremoniously (re)opened and presented to the public on 28 January. More than 1,200 visitors came on Saturday and Sunday to get to know the new museum. In addition to an almost doubled exhibition space, the Unimog is shown in its entire development in the new exhibition with exhibits from all model series. The presentation has also changed: there are now steles with screens that provide detailed information about each exhibit. This new digital form of presentation was financed by the Gaggenau Unimog Club. There is a lot to discover in the Unimog Museum and there will certainly always be something new in the future, so it is well worth a visit.

Hildegard Knoop, Gaggenau’s Lord Mayor Christof Florus, Stefan Schwaab and Rainer Hildebrandt (from left) and museum dog Steffi cutting the ribbon (Photo: David Endres).


More than 8,000 members in the Unimog-Club Gaggenau e.V

October 2022: The figures are impressive, as a further 1,400 members have joined the Unimog Club in the last five years, bringing together Unimog fans from 49 countries. The eight thousandth member, Lukas Gerhold from Voitsberg, Austria, was welcomed at the end of September. This means that the Austria East regional group has grown. Lukas Gerhold has an intensive relationship with the Unimog. This vehicle has accompanied him all his life on his parents’ farm, a Unimog 406 and 421 are still in use today, and there used to be a Unimog 401 and 411. And of course he helps out with maintenance work himself so that he can enjoy his Unimog for a long time to come.

The Unimog in harvesting operation

News from our club shop

UNIMOG Special Special Edition U421 2nd Edition | Unimog Knowledge Unimog 411 Electric | Unimog Special Dieseli

Unimog legend and honorary member Roland Feix remembers the beginnings of the Unimog

Roland Feix was already at Boehringer and witnessed the beginnings of the Unimog. He accompanied the Unimog around the world for decades and was responsible for sales in South America, among other things.