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Wiesloch is a city in Germany, in northern Baden-Württemberg. It is situated 13 kilometres south of Heidelberg (Heidelberg vacation rentals | Heidelberg travel guide). After Weinheim (Weinheim vacation rentals | Weinheim travel guide), Sinsheim (Sinsheim vacation rentals | Sinsheim travel guide) and Leimen (Leimen vacation rentals | Leimen travel guide) it is the fourth largest city of the Rhein-Neckar-Kreis and is in the north-central area near Heidelberg with its neighbouring town Walldorf. Also in the vicinity of Wiesloch are the cities and towns of Dielheim (Dielheim vacation rentals | Dielheim travel guide), Malsch (bei Wiesloch), Mühlhausen (Mühlhausen vacation rentals | Mühlhausen travel guide), Rauenberg and Sankt Leon-Rot.
Wiesloch is partly situated on the southern foothills of the Odenwald, partly in the Rhine Valley and partly in the Kraichgau. Five brooks flow through Wiesloch: the Leimbach (Leimbach vacation rentals | Leimbach travel guide), the Gauangelbach, the Waldangelbach, the Ochsenbach, and the Maisbach.
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The fossil remains of the oldest hummingbird found to date, Eurotrochilus inexpectatus, were found in a clay pit at Frauenweiler. This bird lived during the Early Oligocene (30 mya), when the area had a humid, subtropical climate similar to the northern Caribbean today.
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The Battle of Wiesloch took place nearby on April 27, 1622, during the Thirty Years' War. The city pharmacy in Wiesloch was the first petrol station in the world, because Bertha Benz stopped here on August 5, 1888, on her maiden voyage to refill the tank of the first automobile her husband, Karl Benz, invented. In 2008 Bertha Benz Memorial Route was officially approved as a route of industrial heritage, as it follows Bertha Benz's route for the world's first long-distance journey by automobile. Now everybody can follow the 194 km of the signposted route from Mannheim via Heidelberg and Wiesloch to Pforzheim (Black Forest) and back.
During the reformation of the area in the 1970s Wiesloch's inhabitants exceeded 20,000. Wiesloch became a "Große Kreisstadt" on January 1, 1973, when Altwiesloch, Baiertal, Frauenweiler and Schatthausen were joined with the town of Wiesloch to form the present municipality.
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Wiesloch is a city in Germany, in northern Baden-Württemberg. It is situated 13 kilometres south of Heidelberg. After Weinheim, Sinsheim and Leimen it is the fourth largest city of the Rhein-Neckar-Kreis and is in the north-central area near Heidelberg with its neighbouring town Walldorf. Also in the vicinity of Wiesloch are the cities and towns of Dielheim, Malsch (bei Wiesloch), Mühlhausen, Rauenberg and Sankt Leon-Rot.
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