Ladenburg is a town in the district of Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated on the right bank of the Neckar, 10 km east of Mannheim, and 10 km northwest of Heidelberg.
It has an old town from the Late Middle Ages. Its history dates back to Celtic and Roman ages.
Ladenburg is located on Bertha Benz Memorial Route.
 Notable people
- The man who is regarded as the inventor of the automobile, Karl Benz, spent the last days of his life in Ladenburg between 1906 and his death in 1929.
The first time this village was populated was between 3000 and 200 BC. It then consisted of a Celtic settlement Lopodunum (="Seatower"). In the year 40 the Romans populated the town as a farmer/military outpost and kept its Celtic name. The local territory formed the civilian district of Civitas Ulpia Sueborum Nicretum ("Neckarsuebi"), of which Lopodunum was the chief town. In 74 AD the Romans founded the town Auxiliarkastelle which included a supply-keeping town, which was the center of the future town. The garrison included a cavalry of the Canaefaten.
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