Gottlieb Daimler's birthplace in Schorndorf
Gottlieb Daimler – the pioneer of automotive history – was born on 17th March 1834 in the Höllgasse in Schorndorf.
The timbered Daimler family home was bought in two instalments by the inventor's grandfather in 1787 and 1806. It was here that young Daimler, a baker's son, grew up, attended the local school and later learned the gunsmith's trade. In 1852 he enrolled at the polytechnic college in Stuttgart. In his famous workshop in Bad Cannstatt he developed the light, fast-running petrol engine for general utilisation, but for transportation purposes in particular. Gottlieb Daimler died in Cannstatt on 6th March 1900.
The house where he was born was acquired by Daimler Benz in 1979 and restored, and today serves as a museum and meeting centre for the Daimler company. The exhibition includes, for example, Daimler's journeyman's piece, drawings and personal items.