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Regional museums dealing with the issue of mobility

Mannheim, the birthplace of modern mobility?

  • In Mannheim, Freiherr Drais invented an early predecessor of a bicycle,
  • Dr. Carl Benz invented the motor car – the first automobile that deserved this name,
  • the Lanz Bulldog was the first agricultural tractor to conquer the world,
  • and HATRY-RAK 1
Mannheim can be rightly referred to as the birthplace and world centre of modern mobility.

This is also accounted for by a large number of museums in the region, some of which are exclusively dedicated to this issue, whereas others have certain "mobility" departments.

The most important museum is the "Automuseum Dr. Carl Benz" in Ladenburg, where the original factory halls of the former Benz factory grant incredible insights into the beginning of the history of the automobile. For this reason, we provided an extra button at the end of the menu bar which takes you right to the museum's website.


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Signposts have been set up
Official Opening will be
embedded in the closing
ceremonies of
"Automobilsommer 2011"
Bertha Benz Challenge
(Open only for vehicles with
alternative drive systems)

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In Memoriam

Our friend Ms. Christiane Lubisch, who translated this website from German into English for free, passed away in December 2010.
We miss you, Christiane!