Birthplace of Carl Benz, and His Reserved Parking

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Rheinstraße 22, Karlsruhe, Germany
Birthplace of Carl Benz, and His Reserved Parking - Historical photo of the destroyed house where Benz was born
Birthplace of Carl Benz, and His Reserved Parking - Information board about Carl benz's birthplace
Birthplace of Carl Benz, and His Reserved Parking - Carl Benz memorial in Mühlburg
Birthplace of Carl Benz, and His Reserved Parking - Carl Benz memorial in Mühlburg
Birthplace of Carl Benz, and His Reserved Parking - Parking for Carl Benz

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Birthplace of Carl Benz, and His Reserved Parking May 06, 2017
Carl Benz was born on November 25, 1844 in Mühlburg, now a Western suburb of Karlsruhe. The exact location of his birth had long been unknown but recent research shed light on the secret. Benz was born in the in named „Stadt Karlsruhe“ in Rheinstraße 22 where his mother, Josephine Vaillant, was working as a servant. Later she married the locomotive driver Johann Georg Benz. The inhabitants of Mühlburg are quite proud of „their son“ and that he was born in Mühlburg not Karlsruhe.

The house is gone, it was demolished when the street was extended in the 1950s. Nowadays Rheinstraße is a modern shopping street and a busy main road. However, now that the location is known, a memorial has been installed over the summer of 2011 to commemorate Benz's origins. A quite entertaining one, in fact...

Carl Benz has received his own parking in front of the modern shop building which is now Rheinstraße 22. A reconstruction of his first automobile of 1886 - simplified in order not to encourage vandalism and without engine, i.e. not functional - has been built. It is parked on the pavement in the street, and it even received its own parking sign. On a board the story is explained, there is also a photo of the original inn house. And a bench to sit and rest and admire!

The rebuilt automobile is a recent addition but it is already popular with the children of the quarter, and not only the children.
Parking for Carl Benz
Carl Benz memorial in Mühlburg
Carl Benz memorial in Mühlburg
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