Ladenburg’s historic old town speaks for itself: the medieval town fortifications, the picturesque half-timbered houses and the narrow alleys show the town’s eventful history just as much as the market basilica and the well-preserved thermal baths and temples. Founded by the Romans over 2000 years ago, Ladenburg was a central trading town for a long time. The listed old town is also famous as the place where Carl Benz worked. Interested visitors can visit the Carl Benz Museum in Ladenburg, the oldest garage in the world and the car inventor’s home. Nowadays, Ladenburg is considered an important business location for many international companies as well as a popular place to live due to its proximity to Mannheim and Heidelberg.