Gottlieb Daimler's birthplace in Schorndorf

Gottlieb Daimler - pioneer of automobile history - was born in Schorndorf's Höllgasse on 17 March 1834.

The history of the Daimlers in Schorndorf can be traced back to 1660: At that time, the first offspring of this family immigrated from Thuringia. The Daimler half-timbered house was bought by the inventor's grandfather in 1787 and 1806 in two instalments. Here the little Daimler grew up as a baker's son, attended secondary school and initially learned the gunsmith's trade.

In 1852 he went to the Polytechnic School in Stuttgart. In his famous workshop in Bad Cannstatt, he developed the light, high-speed petrol engine for general use, especially in transport. Gottlieb Daimler died in Cannstatt on 6 March 1900.

His birthplace was acquired by Daimler Benz in 1979, restored and now serves as a museum and conference centre for Daimler AG. In the museum, for example, you can see his journeyman's work, drawings and Gottlieb Daimler's personal belongings.

Opening hours

Tuesday - Friday:
02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday, public holidays:
11:00 am - 05:00 pm

Closed between Christmas and New Year.

Location & Contact

Gottlieb Daimler Geburtshaus
Höllgasse 7
73614 Schorndorf

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