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FIRST - Car filling station
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DieCacherGirls
N 49° 17.680 E 008° 41.890
32U E 478053 N 5460257
Quick Description: This pharmacy served as the first filling station of the world in 1888. / Die Stadtapotheke diente als 1.Tankstelle der Welt im Jahr 1888.
Location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Date Posted: 1/11/2013 4:56:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMG4CA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Zork V
Views: 7

Long Description:
On 5 August 1888, Bertha Benz started her journey, accompanied by her children only, in Mannheim. She was the driver of a Benz automobile newly constructed by her husband and wanted to prove that a long dinstance ride is possible with this. In Wiesloch, between Mannheim and Pforzheim the Ligroin (Petroleum ether) she used as fuel got short. Ligroin was available at pharmacies only, so she stopped at the Wiesloch pharmacy to purchase some. Mr. Ockel had 3 liter only for her, but this was sufficient enought to continue to Pforzheim. This was the first long dinstance journey with a Benz automobile prototype and the first filling station stop ever!

Am 5.August 1888 startete Bertha Benz in Mannheim, begleitet von ihren beiden Kindern. Sie steuerte einen Benz Patent-Motorwagen Nummer 1, erbaut von ihrem Mann Karl, um zu bewiesen, daß man damit auch lange Strecken zurücklegen kann. In Wiesloch, zwischen Mannheim und Pforzheim, ging das Leichtbenzin Ligroin (Petrolether) zur Neige, das es damals nur in Apotheken gab. Bertha stoppte bei der Stadtapotheke Wiesloch, um Ligroin zu kaufen und nachzutanken. Apotheker Ockel hatte nur 3 Liter für sie, doch das reichte aus, um bis Pforzheim ins Ziel zu kommen. Das war die erste Langstrecke im Automobil und gleichzeitig der erste Tankstopp an der 1.Tankstelle der Welt!
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Date of FIRST: 8/5/1888

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