Automobiles and technology

Carl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler, Wilhelm Maybach und Ferdinand Porsche rack their brains over the first motors for vehicles at the end of the 19th century.  Surprising everyone Berta Benz drove in a horseless carriage from Mannheim to Pforzheim in 1888 and Mercedes-Benz was named after Mercédès Jellinek. They all influenced and advanced the history of automobiles significantly.

And now? You can discover the old and new automobiles as well as many interesting facts about the different models and their history in the well-known automobile museums like for example the Mercedes-Benz Museum and the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart or the Automobile Museum Dr. Carl Benz Ladenburg or the Erwin Hymer Museum in Bad Waldsee.

Have you ever had the change to fly with a supersonic plane like the Concorde or the Tupolev TU-144? In the Automobile and Technology Museum in Sinsheim you can explore amongst steam locomotives, Formular-1 racing cars and agricultural machinery the fully accessible planes on the roof of the museum hall.

Anyone who always wanted to see a Zeppelin airship in real life, do not hesitate to visit the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichhafen.

A historic race with vintage cares takes place every year on the historic Solitude racing circuit in the west of Stuttgart. During the rest of the year it is a normal road. It is always worth to go jogging from Solitude Castle to the Bärensee and through the forests.

You can get further informations at tourismus-bw.com and solitude-revival.org.