Bertha Benz Memorial Route
Since 1701 Thomas Fischer not only ran an inn but a “Fuhrhalterei” (a carriage service company) as well.
His successor, Johann Michael Kemling, succeeded in establishing a flourishing carriage stop in town. With increasing mobility and traffic from travel the inn developed into a station and resting place for travellers. In the middle of the 18th century Georg Friedrich Sitzler turned it into a still well renowned institution for travellers. Not only could one find shelter here for the night or a rest, but the service offered included small repairs, change of wooden tires and resting places for the carriages horses.
The charm of a three hundred year tradition of keeping an inn is still alive today. A specialty: the double flight of stairs on the front of the inn served as an entrance for locals and visitors to the inn only.
The cuddly rooms with low ceilings and fire places from the 17th century saw often raw and hearty action in front of the fire places.
The driver’s room, back then reserved for the personnel of the carriages only, could still be in use today. Sitting elevated at the tables one could still watch over the carriage horses if there were some today.
The adjoining champagne room, which was deliberately reserved for travellers, still has its original baroque charm from the world of the 18th century.
The second largest Baroque palace complex in Europe, after Versailles (Learn more)
Discover Ilvesheim on a historical tour though the city. (Learn more)
Experience the automobile history as if you would have been a part of it. (Learn more)
Discover the historic footprints of Carl and Bertha Benz. (Learn more)
Start your tour at the town hall in the center of Dossenheim. (Learn more)
From the parking lot to the castle it is a 15 minute walk. (Learn more)
Explore the mining history of Dossenheim. (Learn more)
World famous palace that attracts visitors from all over the world. (Learn more)
Discover the first "gas station" in the world. (Learn more)
Start your tour at the Historic Kursaal Sigel. (Learn more)
Enjoy your stay in Bad Schönborn. (Learn more)
Explore the history of the first service station in the world. (Learn more)
One of many highlights is the famous Baroque staircase by Balthasar Neumann. (Learn more)
The historic watch tower hosts a little museum. (Learn more)
This historic building is now home to a Romantikhotel and restaurant. (Learn more)
Welcome to the district Berghausen of the community Pfinztal: (Learn more)
Welcome to the district Soellingen of the community Pfinztal. (Learn more)
Welcome to the district Kleinsteinbach of the community Pfinztal. (Learn more)
Explore the home town of Bertha Benz from here on foot. (Learn more)
Your starting point for the tour: underground car park 'Löwenhof'. (Learn more)
Your starting point for the tour: car park "Seedamm". (Learn more)
Your starting point for the tour: car park "Sporgasse". (Learn more)
One of the first 'gas stations' in the world at the historic market square. (Learn more)
Visit the tradional Inn with more than 300 years of history. (Learn more)
Your starting point for the tour: city hall Gondelsheim. (Learn more)
Your starting point for the tour: train station Gondelsheim. (Learn more)
Start your walking tour in the center of town. (Learn more)
Explore the numerous historic and cultural sights. (Learn more)
The world famous motor racing circuit offers a variety of things to discover. (Learn more)
The Palace Gardens are one of a kind in Europe. (Learn more)