Tulip Inn Mannheim
C7 9-11, Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, 68159, Germany
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Zeughaus, Mannheim, Germany 2010
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can anyone help me to travel Salzburg(Austria) from mannheim? my travel will be only for 2 days (weekend). i need information about travel options,train or bus-lines, and one night accommodation
(the German railway website) will give you times, details and afares in English.
The Austrian railway website will also give you times, details and fares for you return in English:
For accommodation look at www.booking.com and www.venere.com Bopth are reliable sites, used by many ?VT-ers, with honest guest reviews and good mapping (and often cheaper rates than the hotels' own websites).
For hostels look at www.hostelworld.com and www.hostelbookers.com
I cannot find a bus from Mannheim > Salzburg, I'm afraid.
Can't help with the train, but so far as accomodations are concerned I very much liked Stadtkrug Salzburg Hotel. Nice restaurant on the main floor, neat small pub and friendly helpful front desk staff. Conveniently located in the old town area a few blocks from the river. I find Salzburg small enough that you can walk around to most areas of interest.
Quite a distance for 2 days.
In railway terms this is a "domestic" trip, as Salzburg Hbf (main train station) is shared by DB (German Rail) and ÖBB (Austrian Railways). I.e. the border between the railway networks is there not fully identical with the political borders.
You can buy tickets at earliest 92 days in advance. There are specials from EUR 29,00 one way. But they are limited in numbers and will sell out sooner or later. The other option to travel cheap is to use regional trains. However with this time span and distance not a realistic option either.
No buses serving this route.
Travel Tips for Mannheim
Modern city lens
Mannheim is a modern city with a commercial landscape of all the amenties lying around the shopping arcades. Flanked by two rivers on its side, Rhine and Neckar the city is well structured.
Watertrum is its chief visit spot with a large fountain park at its back whose pic you see with this travelogue. You can reach Waterstrum just walking staright from the main station (Hbf) and if you like a more serene atmosphere head right from station to cross the rail bridge to reach a park side along the Rhine river. From here onwards you can go to nearby places like Hiedelberg and Cologne with a little more effort.
Climate in Mannheim
Rainy season: There is no special rainy season
Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 10 – 19°C ( 50 - 66°F ); min: 1 - 8°C ( 34 - 47°F )
Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 22 – 23°C ( 72 - 73°F ); min: 12 - 13°C ( 52 - 55°F )
Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 7 – 19°C ( 45 - 66°F); min: 2 - 10°C ( 36 – 50°F )
Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 3 – 5°C ( 38 - 41°F); min: 0 - 1°C ( 32 - 34°F )
Near Mannheim's Landmark
The name of this bistro used to be Picasso, after all it is in the same building as the art gallery Kunsthalle. But when Picasso's family vetoed this name, they dropped a few letters, added another c and came up with Picco.
The location is great, sitting outside you can see the watertower with the fountains and the park with all flowers and you can watch the world go by. I had read about their cold melon soup with shrimps and wanted to try it , as this sounded like a very unusal combination. It was excellent! Unlike any other soup I have had before, but very,very good. I had a large cinamon crêpe afterwards, my daughter had dumplings with mushroom sauce and a salad, also very good.
The service was friendly but very SLOW!
Luckily we had time enough and it was a very pleasant day to sit outside, or we would have been nervous. I don't know why everything took so long, there were not too many people eating there and two waitresses, but it took over one hour for our three dishes to be served.
We made a note not to go there just for our lunch break.
The bill was 18 Euro alltogether.
The symbol of the city of Mannheim is the Water Tower, or Wasserturm standing on the Friedrichsplatz. It was built between the years 1886 and 1889 when Mannheimýs city authorities decided that it was time to replenish and upgrade municipal water supplies.
A design competition was announced, and it was - quite surprisingly - won by a young architect from Stuttgart, Gustav Halmhuber. So the 19 meters in diameter and 60-meter high tower - which is also a water reservoir - was constructed. It is topped by the statue of the Greek God Amphitrite, created by Johannes Hoffart.
The huge water reservoir - tower made of sandstone was later used by the Berlin architect Bruno Schmitz, who also designed the neighbouring Rosengarten festival hall, as the central point around which his designs of Friedrichsplatz - up to this date one of the largest Art Nouveau squares of Europe - were created.
Paradeplatz is just in the center. There is a nice fountain. When the weather is nice, lots of people are sitting there, eating ice cream, talking to each other. In the back, you see the "Neues Stadthaus". there is a bar in the tower. sorry, I didn't visit it, but I think it would be nice to go there to take pics.
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