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Kurpfälzer Mile of Innovations

Past . Present . Future

Kurpfälzer Mile of Innovations

Our region is rich in bright minds. For centuries, numerous discoveries and inventions have been made here that changed our world and still shape it today. It is time to honor these innovations.

The "Kurpfälzer Meile der Innovationen" is a project consisting of 42 bronze plates. Each plate represents the innovation and the innovator(s). The bronze plates have been laid in the ground in front of Mannheim's Baroque Palace since May 29, 2017. Thus, the achievements of the inventors and discoverers are commemorated.

Past . Present . Future


"Those who do not know the past cannot understand the
present and cannot shape the future."

Dr. Helmut Kohl

Laying of the bronze plate "Airship Schütte-Lanz

Laying the bronze plate "Bulldog


Laying the bronze plate "Schimper

The bronze plate dedicated to the important naturalist Karl Friedrich Schimper was inaugurated on September 30, 2021 as the highlight of the Schimper Day of the Reiß- Engelhorn Museums in the presence of Prof. Dr. Wilfried Rosendahl, General Director of the Reiß- Engelhorn Museums. Prorector Prof…

Laying of the bronze plate "Hemmer

We were able to welcome many guests to the handover of the plaque dedicated to Johann Jakob Hemmer. Among them Patrick Schäfer as representative of the sponsor, Academia Domitor as well as First Mayor Christian Specht, City Councilor Alexander Fleck, Prof. Dr. Wilfried Rosendahl (REM), Anita Schäfer…

Bronze plate "Prosper L'Orange

The breadboard donated by the company Caterpillar Energy Solutions GmbH was handed over to the public on July 19, 2021 in the presence of its three managing directors Johann Masse, Uwe Sternstein and Peter Körner soiwe the L 'Orange family. First Mayor Christian Specht brought the greetings of the…

Laying the bronze plate "Hatry

At a small internal celebration on July 15, 2021, the members of the Kurpfälzer Meile der Innovationen were pleased to add two new plaques to the Innovation Mile after a long Corona-related break. They honor the physician Prof. Dr. Adolf Kußmaul and the inventor of the rocket plane Julius Hatry.

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