Leonardo Hotel Mannheim - Ladenburg

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Benzstrasse 21, (formerly Nestor Hotel), Ladenburg, Baden-Wurttemberg, 68526, Germany
Leonardo Hotel Mannheim - Ladenburg
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More about Ladenburg


Foundations of the Roman basilicaFoundations of the Roman basilica

Church of St Gallus, choirChurch of St Gallus, choir

St Gallus church, 19th century portalSt Gallus church, 19th century portal

St Gallus church, steeple seen from market squareSt Gallus church, steeple seen from market square

Forum Posts

Bishop's Palace

by hascat

It's great that you have pictures and some information about relatively obscure places. Can you provide the date of construction of the Bishop's Palace, and major restoration dates or other additional history of that building? Or direct me to another resource in English where I can learn more about the Palace and Ladenburg?
Howard Stapleton

RE: Bishop's Palace

by abalada

Some foundations are Roman (1st century).
The first predecessor of the current building was built in 496 as king's palace and became later the bishop's palace. The current building is from the 16th/17th century.

Short history of Ladenburg

Best will be to write directly to the town for more
They list under brochures at least a "historical walk through the town" in English. No idea what else in English is available. Not much I fear.

It's a very nice town. Well worth the visit. Also the birthplace of Carl Benz (the "Benz" in Mercedes-Benz). Quite a surprise: the number of galleries and restaurants/pubs there.

Museums in Ladenburg
Lobdengau-Museum im Bischofhof (bishop's palace)
Automuseum Dr. Carl Benz

RE: Bishop's Palace

by hascat

To abalada:
Thanks for the reply. We were there last year with no advance planning. Loved the town and great lunch by the river. My question came from a photograph I have and wanted more details. Thanks again!

Travel Tips for Ladenburg

The Old Town - Photographers' Heaven

by Kathrin_E

The whole old town as ensemble has been declared protected cultural heritage in 1983. It is hard to point out any "most beautiful" highlights. The whole old town is a highlight. Take your time to stroll through the streets and lanes. Zigzag along - even if you pass the same street corner for the fifth time you will discover a new view or a new detail, a pretty house or roses round a window or a glimpse of a church steeple among the gables or...
Keep your eyes open and have your camera ready.

Bring enough films resp. storage cards. That is, twice as many as you estimate. And don't forget a spare battery (loaded please). My camera was sort of nagging me all the time. I took 342 photos in four and a half hours, that is an average of 1.27 photos per minute.
See a choice of the results in my travelogues.


by christine.j

Ladenburg is one of the few towns in Germany where Baseball is being played in a team.If you're used to baseball in the US you'll probably laugh about it. But some years ago we went and watched the European B Championship and had lots of fun. Their team is called "The Romans", of course, what else??

The search for pelicans

by christine.j

Close to the museum there is the old St Sebastian church. It doesn't look much from the outside and it's always locked, so most people just pass it without a look. It was the chapel the bishops used for their private service when they stayed in Ladenburg.I had been told there were ornaments of pelicans on this church. In medieval times people believed pelicans would feed their young with their own blood. As the last supper stands for Jesus giving his own blood, pelican became a symbol for Jesus. That was something which was completely new to me, I had never heard it before.
So I started looking for the pelican on the church. Finally, someone in a group I had taken to Ladenburg, found it and pointed it out to me.
I tried to take a picture, but the pelican is hard to see. It's very withered and and you need some fantasy to recognize it as a pelican.

Günthersches Waisenhaus - Orphanage

by Kathrin_E

The complex of three baroque houses outside the churchyard of the Bishop's Chapel served as orphanage until 1938. It was founded by Georg Friedrich Günther and his wife Anna. The inscription above the door which mentions the founders' names contains a chronogram, enlarged letters that, read as Roman numbers, sum up to the date 1769. The metal ties on the facade, shaped as numbers, state the year 1770.

The sculpture above the portal shows Saint Rochus with the plague-spot on his upper thigh.

The pretty yellow facade is well restored. The old well in front of it, now closed and the buckets planted with flowers, adds a lot to the picturesque appearance.

The Stumble Stones

by christine.j

Many places in Germany have started to put down some "Stumble Stones" - "Stolpersteine". You're supposed to stumble, not literally of course, but in your thoughts. These golden bricks are put down on the pavement in front of a building in which a victim of the Nazis used to live.
Mostly they're done for Jewish families, but also for homosexuals or political opponents.

In Ladenburg they are two of these stones on the main street. They are the same size as the other cobble stones and just want to tell the passer-by to start thinking what had happened here some 70 years ago.

Some cities by the way are against these stones, Heidelberg for example, as the city council there argues by stepping on these stones the victims' dignity is taken away once more.


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Address: Benzstrasse 21, (formerly Nestor Hotel), Ladenburg, Baden-Wurttemberg, 68526, Germany