A report on Stuttgart and Gottlieb Daimler

Gottlieb Daimler in the 1890s
Stuttgart's first coat of arms (1286)
Daimler's birthplace in Schorndorf, now a small museum.
1634 Drawing of Stuttgart by Matthäus Merian
Daimler's summer house (Cannstatt)
Drawing of Stuttgart, 1794
Wilhelm Maybach ca. 1900
Map of Stuttgart, 1888
The Reitwagen (riding car), the first internal combustion motorcycle (1885)
Map of Stuttgart area, 1888
The 1885 Grandfather Clock Engine
View of Stuttgart from Alexanderstraße, 1895. The Rotebühlkaserne is visible to the left, and the Old Castle and Stiftskirche to the right.
Daimler Motorcoach 1886
The historic Stuttgart Marktplatz looking west, 1881
Daimler 1885 Engine in a boat
Stuttgart Rathaus on the Marktplatz, 1907. The building was destroyed by Allied bombing during World War II. What was left of the building was used to build the current City Hall.
Model of a DMG Lastwagen, 1896, first gasoline truck
Villa Berg, the summer residence of the royalty of Wurttemberg built from 1845 to 1853, in a colorized photograph from 1910
A colorized photo from 1911 of the Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft factory in Untertürkheim. Today, this building is the seat of Daimler AG.
Front and back of a 50-pfennig Notgeld from 1921 featuring the state capital, Stuttgart
Demonstration at the Stuttgart Marktplatz on German Hiking Day (Deutschen Wandertag), 1938
Map of the destruction of Stuttgart after the air raids
A war-damaged Neues Schloss at Schlossplatz prior to restoration, 1956
Stuttgart's Hauptbahnhof from the Königstraße, 1965
Stuttgart Region with centers
City center, winter
The Stiftskirche, seen from south-east (Kirchstraße)
The Alte Kanzlei on Schillerplatz square
Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Garden, around 1900
The Johanneskirche on the Feuersee, designed by Christian Friedrich von Leins
Killesbergpark with fountains and vineyards in the background
View from the Birkenkopf (partly a Schuttberg)
The State Opera House
The Protestant Stiftskirche (originally built in 1170, pictured around 1900) with the memorial on Schillerplatz square in foreground
The Cannstatter Volksfest in the district of 'Bad Cannstatt'
Entrance to the Old State Gallery
The Württemberg crown jewels on display in the State Museum of Württemberg (Old Castle)
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Porsche Museum
City Library
State Library of Wurttemberg
Central State Archive
Stuttgart Town Hall (Rathaus)
The 'Königsbau' on Schlossplatz, former home to the Stuttgart Stock Exchange
Kriegsberg vineyard in the city center
The new building of the State University of Music and Performing Arts, designed by James Stirling
Stuttgart Stadtbahn
Stuttgart S-Bahn
Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof (main railway station)
Stuttgart Airport
Stuttgart rack railway
Port on Neckar River in Stuttgart
VfB Stuttgart's home ground, the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Bad Cannstatt. In the background: the Stuttgart Spring Festival
View from the Killesbergpark
The Markthalle Stuttgart (Stuttgart Market Hall)
The {{convert|216|m|adj=on|abbr=off}} Fernsehturm Stuttgart (Stuttgart Television Tower) at night
Castle Rosenstein
Neues Schloss at night
The Hegel Museum, birthplace of Hegel
Stuttgart annual christmas Market
Old downtown area of Stuttgart
Romantic view on the downtown area seen from upper Lenzhalde
The Haus der Wirtschaft (House of Commerce)
The grave chapel atop the Württemberg
The mild climate and hilly landscape are perfect for viticulture, as the Romans discovered. Pictured are vineyards near Obertürkheim.
View of Stuttgart from atop the Birkenkopf
Neckar river flowing through Hedelfingen and Obertürkheim
Vineyards on the Neckar river in the Mühlhausen area of Stuttgart during the Autumn of 2006
Stuttgart Rathaus on the Marktplatz, 1907. The building was destroyed by Allied bombing during World War II. What was left of the building was used to build the current City Hall.
Results of the second round of the 2020 mayoral election.
Results of the 2019 city council election.

Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler was the son of a baker named Johannes Däumler (Daimler) and his wife Frederika, from the town of Schorndorf near Stuttgart, Württemberg.

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Stuttgart is purported to be the location of the automobile's invention by Karl Benz and then industrialized by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach in a small workshop in Bad Cannstatt that would become Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft in 1887.

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Mercedes-Benz Group

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The final logo of Daimler-Benz AG, used until its merger with Chrysler Corporation in 1998.
DaimlerChrysler logo, 1998–2007
Daimler AG logo, 2007–2022
The largest Mercedes-Benz plant is in Sindelfingen, Germany.

The Mercedes-Benz Group AG (previously named Daimler-Benz, DaimlerChrysler and Daimler) is a German multinational automotive corporation headquartered in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

The Mercedes-Benz Group origin is in an Agreement of Mutual Interest signed on 1 May 1924 between Benz & Cie. (founded 1883 by Karl Benz) and Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft (founded 1890 by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach).

logo used by DMG since 1901

Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft

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German engineering company and later automobile manufacturer, in operation from 1890 until 1926.

German engineering company and later automobile manufacturer, in operation from 1890 until 1926.

logo used by DMG since 1901
Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft
Poster for a Mercedes Double Phaeton (1908)
DMG employees in 1890
DMG truck (1898) with Phoenix engine
1912 Mercedes Knight 4.0 50Hp at Technikmuseum Sinsheim
A Coventry Daimler: The DS420
Daimler Double-Six 50 alloy V12 150 bhp
Corsica drophead coupé
body designed by Reid Railton (1931)
1916 DMG advertisement for the Mercedes automobiles, illustrated by Jupp Wiertz

Founded by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach, it was based first in Cannstatt (today Bad Cannstatt, a city district of Stuttgart).

Wilhelm Maybach in 1900

Wilhelm Maybach

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Early German engine designer and industrialist.

Early German engine designer and industrialist.

Wilhelm Maybach in 1900
Daimler's summer house (Cannstatt)
The 1885 Grandfather Clock Engine
Replica of the Reitwagen
Daimler Motorcoach 1886
Daimler 1885 Engine in a boat
Wreckage of LZ4
Maybach Zeppelin DS 8, 1938–39, exhibited in the Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen, Seestraße 22, Friedrichshafen, Germany.

From the late 19th century Wilhelm Maybach, together with Gottlieb Daimler, developed light, high-speed internal combustion engines suitable for land, water, and air use.

When he was eight years old the family moved from Löwenstein near Heilbronn to Stuttgart.


Mercedes-Benz Arena (Stuttgart)

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"Cannstatter Kurve" is the area for the fans of VfB Stuttgart
Name logo of Mercedes-Benz-Arena

Mercedes-Benz Arena is a stadium located in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany and home to German Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart.

After a major refurbishment in the late 1980s and early 1990s partly financed by Daimler-Benz, the Stuttgart town council dedicated the stadium to Gottlieb Daimler.


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German luxury and commercial vehicle automotive brand established in 1926.

German luxury and commercial vehicle automotive brand established in 1926.

Karl Benz made the 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen, which is widely regarded as the first automobile.
Gottlieb Daimler, founder of Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft.
Mercedes-Benz dealer in Munich, Germany
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Mercedes-Benz Zetros used for snowplowing
Unimog, a famous allround vehicle by Mercedes-Benz
A STRAN Citaro (second generation) in June 2014
Mercedes-Benz EQC
A DMG Mercedes Simplex 1906 in the Deutsches Museum
Both Mercedes-AMG Formula One cars at the 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix.
Mercedes M156 engine
Mercedes-Benz sponsors the German national football team.

Mercedes-Benz AG (a Mercedes-Benz Group subsidiary established in 2019) is headquartered in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Mercedes-Benz traces its origins to Karl Benz's creation of the first internal combustion engine in a car, seen in the Benz Patent Motorwagen – financed by Bertha Benz's dowry and patented in January 1886 – and Gottlieb Daimler and their engineer Wilhelm Maybach's conversion of a stagecoach, with the addition of a petrol engine, introduced later that year.


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362 km river in Germany, mainly flowing through the southwestern state of Baden-Württemberg, with a short section through Hesse.

362 km river in Germany, mainly flowing through the southwestern state of Baden-Württemberg, with a short section through Hesse.

The Neckar in southwest Germany flows from south to north, and joins the Rhine at Mannheim.
Schwenninger Bog, the source of the Neckar
Houses in Tübingen reflected in the Neckar
A Stocherkahn (punt) on the Neckar in Tübingen
The Neckar in Stuttgart
The Neckar near Neckarsulm
Neckar catchment area
Mouth of the Eschach in Rottweil
Mouth of the Starzel in Bieringen
Mouth of the Steinlach in Tübingen
Mouth of the Aich at Nürtingen-Oberensingen
Mouth of the Körsch on the right near Deizisau
The last of the large tributaries and the overall longest is the Jagst near Bad Friedrichshall Jagstfeld
Old Bridge, Heidelberg, built in 1788
Lock on Wieblingen channel from Heidelberg and open river at Schwabenheim
Historic routes of the Neckar at the mouth
Neckar mouth today
View from the Hessigheimer rock gardens into the Neckar valley
Stone terraces at the Cannstatter Zuckerle, located on the Neckar slopes in Stuttgart
The Neckar in Neckarsulm, in the background the coal power station of Heilbronn.
The Neckar loop around the Dilsberg castle, as seen from the Hinterburg
Heidelberg, the Neuenheim riverside with the neckar meadow and the Heiligenberg
The not regulated old Neckar at Freiberg am Neckar
Stift Neuburg und das Neckartal, Ernst Fries, um 1830
Mouth of the Heilbronner Wilhelmskanal (right) into the side arm Heilbronn (old neckar) (left). The canal made the Neckar continuously navigable in 1821. The lock with the bridge is from 1884.
Chain Boat on the Neckar at Heilbronn
Neckar-Staustufe Hirschhorn with weir and double barrage
Navigation on the Neckar near Bad Wimpfen in 1988 with the passenger ship Neckarbummler of the Personenschifffahrt Stumpf
Neckarverlauf bei Stuttgart-Untertürkheim durch stark industriell geprägtes Gebiet
Stuttgarter Neckarhafen
Kanalhafen Heilbronn mit Schiffsverkehr durch die Gütermotorschiffe Wolfgang Krieger und Heiner Krieger der Reederei Gebr. Krieger
Die Doppelschleuse Cannstatt
Die Staustufe Hofen
Die Staustufe Aldingen
Die Staustufe Poppenweiler
Die Schleuse Feudenheim
Old Neckar mill below Horneck Castle in Gundelsheim
Kombiniertes Wasser –a coal-fired power station in Kiebingen 1910
Das Kraftwerk Oberesslingen
Das Kraftwerk von Lauffen am Neckar 1891
Wehrsteg über den Neckar am Wehr Wieblingen in Heidelberg (Baujahr 1925)
The Neckar in Tübingen, between the Neckarinsel at the left and the Neckarfront of the old town at the righ

Rising in the Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis near Schwenningen in the Schwenninger Moos conservation area at a height of 706 m above sea level, it passes through Rottweil, Rottenburg am Neckar, Kilchberg, Tübingen, Wernau, Nürtingen, Plochingen, Esslingen, Stuttgart, Ludwigsburg, Marbach, Heilbronn and Heidelberg, before discharging on average 145 m3/s of water into the Rhine at Mannheim, at 95 m above sea level, making the Neckar its 4th largest tributary, and the 10th largest river in Germany.

The world's first motorboat made during the summer of 1886 by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach was named "Neckar" when their Standuhr (grandfather clock) petrol engine was tested on the river near Bad Cannstatt.

Carl Benz

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German engine designer and automotive engineer.

German engine designer and automotive engineer.

Karl Benz, in 1869 at the age of 25 (Zenodot Verlagsges. mbH)
Replica of the Benz Patent-Motorwagen built in 1885
Engine of the Benz Patent-Motorwagen
An official license to operate the Benz Patent-Motorwagen on the public roads was issued by Großherzoglich Badisches Bezirksamt on 1 August 1888
Official signpost of Bertha Benz Memorial Route, commemorating the world's first long-distance journey with a Benz Patent-Motorwagen Number 3 in 1888
The Benz Patent-Motorwagen Number 3 of 1888, used by Bertha Benz for the first long-distance journey by automobile (more than 106 km or sixty miles)
Early logo used on automobiles by Karl Benz
Karl Benz introduced the Velo in 1894, becoming the first large scale production automobile
Bertha Benz with her husband Karl Benz in a Benz Victoria, model 1894
First internal combustion-engined bus in history: the Benz Omnibus, built in 1895 for the Netphener bus company
Benz "Velo" model presentation in London 1898
1909 Blitzen Benz – built by Benz & Cie., which held the land speed record
Logo with laurels used on Benz & Cie automobiles after 1909
bond of the Benz & Cie, issued 1912
Karl and Bertha Benz c. 1926 (collection of Zenodot Verlagsgesellschaft mbH)
Logo on family held business production vehicles
Last home of Karl and Bertha Benz, now the location of the Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz Foundation in Ladenburg, in Baden-Württemberg
Automuseum Dr. Carl Benz
The Carl Benz monument in Mannheim (2015)
The Carl Benz monument in Mannheim (2015)
The Carl Benz monument in Mannheim (2015)
The Carl Benz monument in Mannheim (2015)
The Carl Benz monument in Mannheim (2015)
The Carl Benz monument in Mannheim, in the evening (2015)

Although Gottlieb Daimler died in March 1900—and there is no evidence that Benz and Daimler knew each other nor that they knew about each other's early achievements—eventually, competition with Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft (DMG) in Stuttgart began to challenge the leadership of Benz & Cie.

Bad Cannstatt

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Bad Cannstatt, also called Cannstatt (until July 23, 1933) or Kannstadt (until 1900), is one of the outer stadtbezirke, or city boroughs, of Stuttgart in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Cannstatt was the site of Gottlieb Daimler's invention of the first petroleum-fueled automobile in 1886 and housed an automotive factory before the First World War.

University of Stuttgart

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Technische Hochschule Stuttgart 1929, art deco cast iron plaque medal to the 100th anniversary.
Mensa building at the main campus
Campus at Vaihingen
International Centrum at the University of Stuttgart
Keplerstraße 11 ("K1", right) and 17 ("K2", left) in the city center
Student Hall Pfaffenhof II
The new "Raumfahrtzentrum Baden-Württemberg" in Vaihingen

The University of Stuttgart (Universität Stuttgart) is a leading research university located in Stuttgart, Germany.

Gottlieb Daimler, engineer: The Inventor of "The Automobile" and co-founder (together with Carl Benz) of Mercedes-Benz

Kingdom of Württemberg

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German state that existed from 1805 to 1918, located within the area that is now Baden-Württemberg.

German state that existed from 1805 to 1918, located within the area that is now Baden-Württemberg.

The Kingdom of Württemberg within the German Empire
The Kingdom of Württemberg as it existed from the end of the Napoleonic Wars to the end of World War I. From 1815 to 1866, it was a member of the German Confederation and from 1871 to 1918, it was a state in the German Empire.
The Kingdom of Württemberg within the German Empire
The Crown of Württemberg
Map of the Kingdom of Württemberg and the Province of Hohenzollern in 1888

The largest towns included Stuttgart (with Cannstatt), Ulm, Heilbronn, Esslingen am Neckar, Reutlingen, Ludwigsburg, Göppingen, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Tübingen, Tuttlingen, and Ravensburg.

The kingdom had creative inventors; Gottlieb Daimler, the first car manufacturer, incorporated his business in 1900 as Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft, and its successor company Mercedes-Benz always had plants near Stuttgart.