Bertha Benz

Bertha Benz


The world's first long-distance journey in the history of the automobile was undertaken by Bertha Benz (wife of Carl Benz) and her two sons in August 1888.


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In August 1888, Bertha Benz drove from Mannheim to Pforzheim with her two sons in the Patent Motor Car built by her husband Carl Benz. A few days later, she returned to Mannheim. This first long-distance trip in the history of the automobile was a pioneering undertaking.


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