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Bertha Benz Memorial Route

Bertha Benz Memorial Route

In August 1888, Bertha Benz brought mobility to the world without which today's modern life on earth would be hard to imagine.

Being a monument of industrial history, the Bertha Benz Memorial Route will arouse memories of the courageous achievement of Bertha Benz not only within the boundaries of North Baden, but even worldwide, and make it unforgotten. When following the route driven by Bertha Benz in 1888, we come across some of Germany's most outstanding sightseeing highlights:

  • Mannheim, the "City of the Squares", with its castle (being the building with the highest number of windows in Europe after the Castle of Versailles), its water tower and Luisenpark
  • Ladenburg with its beautiful medieval city centre based on Roman foundations, the Dr. Carl Benz Museum, as well as the villa of the Benz family,
  • Schriesheim towered by Strahlenburg castle
  • romantic Heidelberg with its often-praised castle and the vibrating old city centre, where you can find one of the oldest universities in Europe founded in 1386
  • Wiesloch with the world's first filling station and renowned vineries
  • Bruchsal and its baroque castle
  • in Grötzingen, we touch the outskirts of Karlsruhe, where Dr. Carl Benz was born
  • Pforzheim, the Golden City, with its jewelry museum and the jewelry worlds which also serves as the gate to the Black Forest
  • Bretten, where religious reformer Philipp Melanchton was born and which is just around the corner from Maulbronn monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where Hermann Hesse (Steppenwolf) was a student
  • Hockenheim with its Formula 1 race course and the motor sports museum
  • Schwetzingen, its castle and the world-famous castle gardens, as well as the world's most delicious asparagus.
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