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==Get in==
 
==Get in==
 
===By plane===  
 
===By plane===  
Airport [[Frankfurt]] am Main/Germany. Then head south about 50 miles to either [[Mannheim]] or [[Heidelberg]].  
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Airport [[Frankfurt]] am Main/Germany. Then head south about 50 miles to either [[Mannheim]] or [[Heidelberg]].
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===By train===
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===By car or bike===
  
 
== The Route ==
 
== The Route ==
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== Landscapes ==
 
== Landscapes ==
The authentic route taken by Bertha Benz not only links almost forgotten original sites she passed on her way, it also leads to one of the most attractive scenic regions in Germany, the [[Baden (wine region)|wine region Baden]].
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The authentic route taken by Bertha Benz not only links almost forgotten original sites she passed on her way, it also leads to one of the most attractive scenic regions in Germany, the wine region Baden.
  
This route of industrial heritage of mankind follows several [[Roman roads]] in the area of the [[Upper Rhine Plain]], for example the [[Bergstrasse]] (Mountain Road), it leads along the foot of the [[Odenwald]] mountains and the [[Kraichgau]], and shortly before reaching [[Karlsruhe]] it branches off into the Pfinztal valley leading to Pforzheim, the entrance to the [[Black Forest]].
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This route of industrial heritage of mankind follows several Roman roads in the area of the Upper Rhine Plain, for example the Bergstraße (Mountain Road), it leads along the foot of the Odenwald mountains and the Kraichgau, and shortly before reaching [[Karlsruhe]] it branches off into the Pfinztal valley leading to Pforzheim, the entrance to the [[Black Forest]].
  
 
As Bertha was afraid of some steep mountains, the return trip follows an alternative route and finally leads along the river [[Rhine]] to reach Mannheim again.
 
As Bertha was afraid of some steep mountains, the return trip follows an alternative route and finally leads along the river [[Rhine]] to reach Mannheim again.
  
 
== Sights ==
 
== Sights ==
* [[Mannheim]]: [[Mannheim Palace]], [[Luisenpark]], Water-Tower Mannheimer
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* [[Mannheim]]: Mannheim Palace, Luisenpark, Water-Tower Mannheimer
 
* [[Ladenburg]]: Automuseum Dr. Carl Benz, House of the Benz Family, Old Town
 
* [[Ladenburg]]: Automuseum Dr. Carl Benz, House of the Benz Family, Old Town
* [[Heidelberg]]: [[Heidelberg Castle]], Old Town, Old Bridge
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* [[Heidelberg]]: Heidelberg Castle, Old Town, Old Bridge
 
* [[Wiesloch]]: The World's first Filling-Station (City Pharmacy)
 
* [[Wiesloch]]: The World's first Filling-Station (City Pharmacy)
 
* [[Bruchsal]]: Bruchsal Castle
 
* [[Bruchsal]]: Bruchsal Castle
 
* [[Pforzheim]]: Museum of Jewelry, House of Industry
 
* [[Pforzheim]]: Museum of Jewelry, House of Industry
* [[Bretten]]: [[Melanchthon]]'s House, close by [[Maulbronn Abbey]] ([[World Heritage Site]] of  [[UNESCO]]), students: [[Johannes Kepler]], [[Friedrich Hölderlin]], [[Hermann Hesse]]
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* [[Bretten]]: Melanchthon]]'s House, close by Maulbronn Abbey ([[World Heritage Site]] of  [[UNESCO]]), students: Johannes Kepler, Friedrich Hölderlin, Hermann Hesse
* [[Hockenheim]]: Museum of Motorsports at the Hockenheimring, [[Hockenheimring]]
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* [[Hockenheim]]: Museum of Motorsports at the Hockenheimring, Hockenheimring
* [[Schwetzingen]]: [[Schwetzingen Castle]]
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* [[Schwetzingen]]: Schwetzingen Castle
  
 
==Contact==
 
==Contact==

Revision as of 20:11, 20 July 2009

Bertha Benz Memorial Route is a tourist route in Germany. It follows the tracks of the world's first long-distance journey by automobile in the year 1888.

Contents

Get in

By plane

Airport Frankfurt am Main/Germany. Then head south about 50 miles to either Mannheim or Heidelberg.

By train

By car or bike

The Route

Outbound trip

Mannheim to Pforzheim, approx. 104 km (64 miles), southbound (S):

Mannheim, Feudenheim, Ilvesheim, Ladenburg, Schriesheim, Dossenheim, Heidelberg, Leimen, Nußloch, Wiesloch, Mingolsheim, Langenbrücken, Stettfeld, Ubstadt, Bruchsal, Untergrombach, Weingarten, Grötzingen, Berghausen, Söllingen, Kleinsteinbach, Wilferdingen, Königsbach, Stein, Eisingen, Pforzheim

Return trip

Pforzheim to Mannheim, approx. 90 km (56 miles), northbound (N):

Pforzheim, Bauschlott, Bretten, Gondelsheim, Helmsheim, Heidelsheim, Bruchsal, Forst, Hambrücken, Wiesental, Kirrlach, Reilingen, Hockenheim, Talhaus, Ketsch, Schwetzingen, Friedrichsfeld, Seckenheim, Mannheim

Landscapes

The authentic route taken by Bertha Benz not only links almost forgotten original sites she passed on her way, it also leads to one of the most attractive scenic regions in Germany, the wine region Baden.

This route of industrial heritage of mankind follows several Roman roads in the area of the Upper Rhine Plain, for example the Bergstraße (Mountain Road), it leads along the foot of the Odenwald mountains and the Kraichgau, and shortly before reaching Karlsruhe it branches off into the Pfinztal valley leading to Pforzheim, the entrance to the Black Forest.

As Bertha was afraid of some steep mountains, the return trip follows an alternative route and finally leads along the river Rhine to reach Mannheim again.

Sights

  • Mannheim: Mannheim Palace, Luisenpark, Water-Tower Mannheimer
  • Ladenburg: Automuseum Dr. Carl Benz, House of the Benz Family, Old Town
  • Heidelberg: Heidelberg Castle, Old Town, Old Bridge
  • Wiesloch: The World's first Filling-Station (City Pharmacy)
  • Bruchsal: Bruchsal Castle
  • Pforzheim: Museum of Jewelry, House of Industry
  • Bretten: Melanchthon]]'s House, close by Maulbronn Abbey (World Heritage Site of UNESCO), students: Johannes Kepler, Friedrich Hölderlin, Hermann Hesse
  • Hockenheim: Museum of Motorsports at the Hockenheimring, Hockenheimring
  • Schwetzingen: Schwetzingen Castle

Contact

More information: info@bertha-benz.de

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