Bertha Benz Denkmal,
Waisenhausplatz , 75172Pforzheim
The monument commemorates a remarkable woman and the first journey from Mannheim to Pforzheim.
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The monument by the Pforzheim artist René Dantes commemorates the pioneering deed of Bertha Benz, who, together with her sons Eugen and Richard, undertook the world's first long-distance journey in an automobile in August 1888. The extremely arduous journey went over "hill and dale" from Mannheim to her hometown of Pforzheim.