Bertha Benz Memorial Route
During her drive from Mannheim to Pforzheim, in 1888, Bertha Benz ran out of gas near Wiesloch. She had to stop to buy some at the local pharmacy. Since then the pharmacy has garnered attention for being the “first gas station in the world”.
The city pharmacy exists since the 18th century. The first pharmacist from the pharmacy to garner nationwide attention was Johann Phillip Bronner (1792-1864), who owned the pharmacy from 1916 on. He is an important pioneer in the viniculture of Baden.
A stay in Wiesloch is always worth wile! Here historic roots meets art and public space, a vivid city center with many shops and boutiques and a diverse selection of pubs and restaurants.
If you wish you can discover Wiesloch from the city center on trough the “Mobile-Tour-Wiesloch”. Further info is to be found under the category of “Trivia”. You can start the Tour right here:
The ”Mobile-Tour-Wiesloch” (German) is your personal city guide. It describes a city tour in the city center which can be extended into the nearby vineyard slopes. You can follow the stations 1 to 19 at your own pace or plan your very own tour from every marked location.
In town you will find 19 locations that are marked with a sign holding a green dot at its center, and the number of this location. In the white frame a short notice is given concerning where this sight is located at.
You dial the phone number which, based on the location, has a specific end number and listen to the explanations. The duration of the audio file is marked. You pay the standardized cost of dialing up a German landline.
Or: You scan the QR code on the sign and will be automatically directed at the mobile website.
If we could garner your interest the head mayor of Wiesloch will welcome you briefly. Additionally you can listen to short information about Wiesloch. Therefore dial the following number: +49 62322-9599-540
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