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  • Bertha Benz on the first ever car
    Bertha Benz on the first ever car ©Mercedes-Benz Classic
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Baden-Württemberg. The birthplace of the automobile.

In Mannheim and Bad Cannstatt, two inventors worked almost simultaneously on an invention that would revolutionise how people travel. In 1883 Gottlieb Daimler pioneered the first high-speed, lightweight universal engine in Bad Cannstatt. And in 1886, Carl Benz was granted the patent for the first roadworthy motor car in Mannheim. The success story of the car started with these two pioneers, and still today, Baden-Württemberg is closely associated with car manufacturing.

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