Park Inn Mannheim

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Am Friedensplatz 1, Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, 68165, Germany
Park Inn by Radisson Mannheim
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Forum Posts

tram times

by ginaperilli

what time dose the number 5 last tram leave mannheim for weinheim at nite.

Re: tram times

by travelfrosch

I'll defer to a local, but since nobody has answered yet, I did a quick web search.

It's a very clumsy website, but it appears the last tram (tram 6, not tram 5) departs Paradeplatz for Weinheim at 21:30 (9:30 PM). Take a look at to see if you can find better information.

Re: tram times

by christine.j

On weekdays the last tram - it's number 5 - leaves Rosengarten at 00:23, ariving in Weinheim Luisenstrasse at 01:16.
In the night from Saturday to Sunday there is a tram all through the night at 8 minutes past the hour.
I just picked those two stops, Rosengarten and Luisenstrasse, because they are the busiest ones.

Re: tram times

by christine.j

PS: I fully agree, the website has often driven me to despair, I now rely on the old-fashioned paper printed timetable.

Re: tram times

by abalada

DB timetable
From: Mannheim
To: Weinheim
and select as means of transport "only local transport"

Last tram departs in Mannheim at 00:05. These connections show "RNV" under products. VRN tariff applies for all connections. Single ticket for the direct trams is EUR 4,80 (4 zones). All other connections are EUR 5,90 (5 zones) as they cross one zone more.

Travel Tips for Mannheim

European Heritage Day

by christine.j

For several years now, on the second Sunday in September the European Heritage Day is held. In Germany it is called "Day of the open memorial". On this day, many memorials, old towers, crypts in churches etc are open for the public, even though they are usually closed. There are guided tours sometimes, or you are given a leaflet and can walk around on your own. Unfortunately it's all in German, but when you climb up an old watch tower from 1250, you don't need any explanations to realize that
- people back then were smaller than we are now - after you've banged your head for the
second time you're sure to know this
- the inside of an old tower is narrow, dirty and full of cobwebs
- being on duty here must have been pretty boring
- but the soldiers up there had a wonderful view. That was the whole purpose of a watch tower, they had to be able to watch out for enemies.

You can check out the program for 2006 here:

Packing List

by russ45

Travel in Germany is tricky. With the changing weather be prepaired. Pack extra clothes to add layers of clothes with changing weather depending on the time of year you travel in Germany. When I was there it was one of the warmest May's they have had. But in June it was also one of the coolest June's they had. So you have to just use common sense. Well, good walking shoes are a must, walking is the best way to see all of the sites in Germany. I wear black pants with a nice shirt. And a light jacket for the cooler days. I travel in early spring so no need for heavy coats. And take sun screen for those sunny days that can happen in the Rhine Valley. No I never worry about such items. You can get any medical or toiletry item if you run out in Germany. Stores are well stocked with any item you need. That you can pack light and worry about other more important things. The camera is a must. Batteries, never a problem. To charge my camera I have a charger that fits all of the different wall sockets around the world. I am prepaired for any country I travel to. Spend some time an see the local sites. You can find information on the web at It is in German but thats part of the fun. Use your dictonary and practice learning some new words.

1)“Buffalo” - THE Steak...

by queensali

1)“Buffalo” - THE Steak House
Friedrichsplatz 1
68165 Mannheim
Tel.: +49 (0)621-1563015
For the steak you won’t regret!
At Buffalo we have always only served fresh Argentinian beef… Experience the difference between a mere steak and a Buffalo steak.
Located in the city centre, directly beside the Rosengarten and Water Tower.
Serves hot dishes at all times of the day
Open daily from 11:30am - 12:30am
2)Fernmeldeturm Mannheim (TV Tower)
Revolving restaurant “Skyline” and bistro “Starlight” in the Mannheim TV tower
Hans-Reschke-Ufer 2
68165 Mannheim
Tel.: +49 (0)621-419292
Fax: +49 (0)621-4192941
A terrific panorama view over the city and region from a height of 125 metres in the air-conditioned revolving restaurant “Skyline”.
Serves regional dishes either à la carte or as buffet for up to 250 people.
Open daily from 10 am - 10 pm In the Bistro”Starlight” breakfast is served on Sat., Sun., and holidays from 5am.
Disabled access.
3)Restaurant Merhaba
K 1, 7-13
68159 Mannheim
Tel.: +49 (0)621-291469
Fax: +49 (0)621-1565470
Restaurant offer Turkish specialities in an oriental atmosphere. Non-stop hot meals available.
Wednesdays belly-dancing and cabaret
Located in the city centre, near the Kurpfalzbrücke
Open daily from 10am - 5am.
4)Prince of India
Schwetzinger Straße 43
68165 Mannheim
Tel.: +49-(0)621-408570
Specializing in Indian cuisine. Spoil yourself with culinary delights out of the 1001 nights in a cosy atmosphere and with Indian hospitality
Open daily from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and 5:30 pm to 12 am
5)Top Chefs - The “Stars” in the Region
There are several places in Mannheim and the region with an excellent reputation for Haute-cuisine. One example is the gourmet restaurant Blass, located directly across from the Water Tower, another lies between the Water Tower and the National Theatre: Da Gianni offers outstanding top-class Italian cuisine. If we leave the city of Mannheim and travel to Deidesheim, you can enjoy unlimited culinary delights in the Restaurant Schwarzer Hahn, which is where the former Chancellor Helmut Kohl used to wine and dine important visitors and foreign dignitaries. We can also mention the restaurant Luther, in the village of Freinsheim, situated in a wonderfully preserved baroque building, today a hotel, or the Strahlenberger Hof in Schriesheim.

Restaurant Blass
Friedrichsplatz 12
68165 Mannheim
Tel.: +49 (0)621-448004
Fax: +49 (0)621-448005

Ristorante Da Gianni
R 7, 34
68161 Mannheim
Tel.: +49 (0)621-20326

Schwarzer Hahn
Marktplatz 1
67146 Deidesheim
Tel.: +49 (0)6326-96870

Hauptstraße 29
67251 Freinsheim
Tel.: +49 (0)6353-2021

Strahlenberger Hof
Kirchstraße 2
69198 Schriesheim
Tel.: +49 (0)6203-63076
6)Alte Münz
P 7, 1 (Planken),
68161 Mannheim
Tel.: +49 (0)621-28262
Fax: +49 (0)621-26555
Serving specialities from the Palatinate region. A very good wine list. An American bar with a cocktail lounge in the “Münz-Chalet”
Located in the city centre, in the pedestrian zone
Open daily from 10am to 2am

Mannheim's blocks

by Nemorino

In most of downtown Mannheim, 143 square blocks of it to be exact, there are no street names but rather block numbers.

When you stand with your back to the castle (which is not a bad idea anyway because the castle is being renovated and is covered with scaffolding at the moment) the first block on your left is A1 and the first block on your right is L1.

Going off to your left are the blocks A2, A3, A4 (where the Jesuit Church is) and A5. Going off to your right are L2, L3 (where the tax office is), L4, l5 etc.

If you walk straight ahead away from the castle, which is roughly north-northeast, you pass blocks B1, C1, D1 etc. up to K1 on the left, and M1, N1, O1 (which is Paradeplatz), P1 etc. up to U1 on the right.

The house numbers go around each block starting at the corner which is closest to the castle. In the A-K blocks the numbers go around each block in a counter-clockwise direction, and in the L-U blocks they go around clockwise.

The address of a building in this area usually consists of the block number, a comma and the house number. The Adult Education Center for instance is at R3, 13.

Any questions?

Holocaust Memorial

by christine.j

The City Council in Mannheim was debating for a long time about a Holocaust memorial. Some members were in favour, others were against it. What they finally decided on is - in my opinion - a bad compromise, a memorial which nobody recognizes as such.
It's a see-through cube with the names of Jewish citizens of Mannheim in the 1930s. The cube is standing on the busiest shopping street in Mannheim and I've never seen anybody standing there, reading the names or realizing what this is about. There is no plate nearby which could give some information and the cube as such is not self-explanatory. If you were to ask people, many would probably say it's an ad for a telephone book.

Correction: There actually is a plate , only it's lying on the sidewalk and I had not seen it before. There is a busy tram stop right there and people are always coming and going or standing there while waiting, so the plate is very difficult to see.

I'm not saying a Holocaust memorial shouldn't be on a busy street, but as a memorial for people who were murdered it should have some dignity, like for examply the memorial in Frankfurt.

Update October 2007:
The acceptance of the memorial and the awareness of it are growing. I've seen more and more people stop there and read the names. This week there was also a short service held there and some flowers and candles were put there. Maybe it just takes more time.


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