Bertha Benz Memorial Route

Ladenburg Tourist Information

  • Hauptstraße 8, 68526 Ladenburg
  • +49 6203922603
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Mercedes Benz Meeting in Ladenburg.

Opening hours

  • Monday 14:00 - 20:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 14:00
  • Wednesday is closed
  • Thursday 16:00 - 20:00
  • Friday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 13:00
  • Sunday 11:00 - 14:00 (inculding holidays)

Welcome to Landenburg

The city of Landenburg is located at the right riverside of the Neckar in the Rhine-Neckar-“Kreis” and is part of the administrative region of Karlsruhe in the federal country of Baden-Württemberg. The city is at the heart of the so called “Kurpfalz” (electoral palatine), part of the metropolitan area Rhine-Neckar in the “Oberrheinischen Tiefebene” and located between Heidelberg and Mannheim.

With approximately 11.500 inhabitants the city has grown to quite the nice size, however is wished to grow a little more - Yet not too much to keep the charm and character of the ensemble as a whole.  The historical city core, lovingly renovated, decked with medieval buildings, alleys and squares, quaint pubs and hotels, art galleries and artist ateliers invites visitors, tourists and inhabitants to stroll and discover.

The historical tour shows you all the sights and cultural facilities of the old city. The “Grüner Ring” (green ring) invites one to take a stroll through its green spaces alongside the Neckar and along the “Waldpark” (forest park).

City- and museum tours tickets can be purchased at the city information and tourist office.

Details concerning the history and sights can be found under:


  • Ladenburg developed around 100 A.D. from a Roman military settlement and is therefore one of the oldest towns in Germany. Nowadays it’s a lively city that takes pride in its interesting history. One is able to still make out the remains of several Roman buildings such as the “Marktbasilika”, the Forum, the fortification at the Neckar and the “Burgus” in todays townscape.
  • Ladenburg became a diocesan town during the 10th century. This was a grant for the development into a blooming medieval city. However, in 1705, the diocese left Ladenburg, as it became the “kurpfälzische Oberamtsstadt” (electoral palatine chief administrative city). Visible buildings of this time period are the St. Gallus church, the St. Sebastian chapel, the “Fürstenbau” (todays city library) and the “Bischofshof” (bishop’s court).
  • The former “Bischofshof” (bishop’s court) now houses the Lobdengau museum, where, on four floors, visitors can see exhibits from the Roman and medieval times as well as “Bauernschränke” (farmhouse cupboards & rustical furniture) from the “Odenwald”. Further information can be found under:
  • From 1904 till their deaths Dr. Carl Benz and his wife Bertha lived in Ladenburg. Their tomb can be found at the cemetery of the town. The factory (now museum), their former house and the probably oldest known stone garage are special sights.
  • Since 1965 the old city undergoes a constant renovation. Proof for a combination of caretaking and keeping traditions are no exclusion of progress is given by a modern educational center with regional importance, the “Lobdengauhalle” (the local sport hall), the Römer–Stadium as well as countless other facilities. These include a music school, the towns’ library, the public bath/lido and many more. For this development considering buildings and free spaced the town garnered much appraisal and several awards.
  • In 1978 Ladenburg got awarded the gold medal in the federal competition of “Stadtgestalt und Denkmalschutz im Städtebau“ (city composition and monument protection in city and town construction).
  • In 2005 Ladenburg engaged in to “Kleine Langesgartenschau” (a small exhibition of horticulture) within the frame of its green project. In recognition for this and to continuous town development with monument preserving ambitions Ladenberg got awarded the following accolades:
  • 2006 – Germanys most beautiful park
  • 2007 – Gold medal in the German federal competition “Entente Florale – Unsere Stadt blüht auf” (Our City/Town Blossoms)
  • 2010 – Special Prize for sustainable town development
  • 2010 – Archeology-Prize of Baden-Württemberg

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