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The World’s First Gas Station

Just some morning history about gas stations. ⛽️ *Supposedly* this is the first gas station ever, in Wiesloch Germany, which is about 12 miles south of Heidelberg. I’m pretty sure the building didn’t look much different than it does now. I’m sure it didn’t have “Tankstelle” (German for gas station) anywhere either.

I’ve been to Wiesloch before and had I known about this place I’m sure I would have visited. This was and apparently still is an old Apothecary. Back when it all started fuel was sold in drug stores and apothecaries. Interesting quick read:

#gasstation #gas #germany

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/stadtapotheke-wiesloc