Great ideas are often realised in humble surroundings – such as the greenhouse of Gottlieb Daimler in Bad Cannstatt. Working with colleague, Wilhelm Maybach, the two talented engineers toiled in secret around the clock on the first high-speed engine in 1883 – so secret in fact that a suspicious gardener informed the police after suspecting that counterfeit coins were being produced in the workshop.
Now you have the opportunity to retrace their steps. Visit the birthplace of the automobile, the house where the founding fathers of Mercedes-Benz lived and worked. Transport yourself more than 100 years back in time and recreate the exciting beginnings of motorisation.
Gottlieb Daimler Memorial
The first engines and vehicles were built in this greenhouse in Bad Cannstatt.