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Mannheim: Guided Walking Tour of the City’s Inventions

Mannheim: Guided Walking Tour of the City’s Inventions

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Discover the life of inventor Carl Benz and his wife Bertha. Slip back in time and hear about her pioneering story from a guide dressed as Bertha Benz.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Immerse into the world of Carl Benz and the first automobile with a combustion engine
  • Learn about the exciting story of the first trip with the automobile by Bertha Benz
  • Discover the famous Mannheim squares and stroll around the Planken
  • Visit one of Europe’s largest baroque palaces at the edge of the squares
Full description
Join a unique tour presented by a woman cosplaying as German automotive pioneer and inventor, Bertha Benz. Gain insight into the world of Mannheim’s inventions and innovations from a woman dressed in a contemporary costume, taking you through history in her own special way. Learn all about cultural, technological and societal inventions that were conceived in her city. Slip back in time as you listen to these stories from the perspective of a woman living at the end of the 19th century. Bertha Benz brought global attention and marketing boost to her husband’s Benz Patent Motorcar with her long-distance drive from Mannheim to Pforzheim and back. Hear about her pioneering story and how it paved the way for automobiles. Numerous sights on the way from the Augustaanlage square to the “Kurpfälzer Meile der Innovationen” (Electoral Palatinate Innovation Mile) in front of the baroque palace provide the perfect backdrop to her stories.
  • Qualified tour guide in costume
  • Foods and drinks
  • Transfer to and from the meeting point
  • Gratuities
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Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • This tour takes place rain or shine
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Eine interessante Führung zu den Sehenswürdigkeiten von Mannheim. Nur schade, dass "Bertha Benz" verhindert war. Aber auch ""Carl" konnte uns mit seinen Erzählungen in die Zeit der Erfinder zurückführen. Für Gäste, die noch nie in Mannheim waren lohnenswert.

April 24, 2022


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