The first two-stroke engine in 1879; the first car in 1886; axle-pivot steering in 1893: The career of Carl Benz is marked by countless automotive milestones. The permanent exhibition at the lovingly restored Carl Benz House in Ladenburg gives you some idea of the extent of his creative power. Exhibits, documents, personal memorabilia and models from his working life reflect the passion of a man who to the very end remained true to his personal motto: “Inventing is much more agreeable than having already invented.” The genius of Carl Benz lives on in the conferences organized by the Daimler and Benz Foundation for scientists from all over the world. A partner of Mercedes‑Benz Group AG, the foundation is based here.
Contact: Information available from Ladenburg tourist information
Phone: +49(0)6203-92 26 03
Address: Dr.-Carl-Benz-Platz 2, 68526 Ladenburg
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sunday and on holidays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Arrival by train:
Regional trains stop (RegionalBahn) at Ladenburg from Mannheim and Heidelberg or from Frankfurt/Darmstadt. The Carl Benz House is a five-minute walk from Ladenburg station. Bus connections from the station: Take bus line 628, get off at “Dr.-Carl-Benz-Platz”.
Arrival by car:
Leave the A5 motorway at the Ladenburg exit, then follow the signs for Ladenburg-Ost. In Ladenburg take the first turning on the right (“Luisenstraße”) and continue to “Wallstadter Straße”. Turn left and continue to “Dr.-Carl-Benz-Platz”. The museum is at “Dr.-Carl-Benz-Platz”, on the corner of “Wallstadter Straße”/“Bahnhofstraße”. Parking is available next to the museum.