Schorndorf, Germany was first documented in the year 1235. In the 16th century, Schorndorf was the second richest town in Württemberg after Stuttgart. Its viniculture, with six wine presses, and its wine and salt trade, as well as numerous other businesses, brought considerable prosperity. Schorndorf's most prominent citizen is Gottlieb Daimler. It was his groundbreaking invention - the first high-speed light petrol engine - that made automobile construction possible.