Mannheim Travel Guide

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Mannheim Highlights

  • Pro
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     shopping, museums and fun 

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     a bit industrial 

  • In a nutshell
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     Worth a few hours visit 

Mannheim Things to Do

  • Nationaltheater Mannheim

    The National Theater in Mannheim was founded in 1779, but the current building is a modern one that was built from 1955 to 1957. It has a large glassed-in foyer on the ground floor, with stairs going up to the large and small performance halls on the right and left. The acoustics are fine, and you have an unobstructed view from every seat. In...

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  • Only when it's sunny

    The highest building in Mannheim is the telekom tower, 212 meters tall. There is a viewing platform up there and above it a rotating restaurant.We went up to the restaurant on a sunny winter day. The tower is right next to Luisenpark and there is a nice -sized car park. The entrance is outside the park gates and is not very appealing. you have to...

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  • Explore Extraordinary Luisenpark

    Tucked away in downtown Mannheim, Luisenpark is a sanctuary for nature lovers, an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city center. Acres of lush greenery and beautifully groomed gardens, relaxing rides in pretty yellow gondolas, miniature golf, a Chinese tea house, a small zoo and aquarium, a butterfly sanctuary and so much more await...

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  • Luisenpark - not only for women called...

    Luisenpark is a large and marvelous city park in Mannheim where you can easily spend an entire vacation without getting bored. We spent an entire summer's day there and although we felt refreshed and relaxed at the end of our visit, we had the feeling that we hadn't even seen half of the park and promised ourselves to return soon.The park was built...

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  • The excitement of industrialization

    (Update: April 2009: new website added; tip & text are from February 2007)If you like special museums with educational value, then I highly recommend Landesmuseum für Arbeit und Technik (State Museum for Technology and Labour Development) in Mannheim.In a specially designed (barrier free) building next to Luisenpark’s southern entrance you can...

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  • Relax by the Fountains at the Wasserturm

    The Wasserturm (Water Tower) in the center of downtown is Mannheim's main attraction, and the fountains, statues and grounds surrounding it provide the perfect place to relax after a day of shopping. It would also be a great place for a picnic lunch, though there are tons of great restaurants nearby as well.

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Mannheim Restaurants

  • Our Favorite Ice Cream

    Hands down, ice cream in Europe beats the socks off ice cream in the states. And Vittoria Gelateria has our favorite ice cream in Mannheim. They boast all the same flavors as other ice cream parlors in the area, as well as the same prices (1 euro per scoop whether in a cup or waffle cone), but the scoops are bigger, and occasionally they have a...

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  • Italian, Of Course

    Vapiano is situated perfectly in an open, welcoming corner next to Mannheim's main attraction, Wasserturm. It's a casual Italian restaurant, where your pizza, pasta, salad and desserts are made to order, right before your eyes. Reasonably priced and delicious, you can't go wrong. Spaghetti Pomodoro is my personal favorite. It's hard to beat the...

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  • Around Water Tower

    Had a very yummy, and creamy coffee at a very nice, quiet, and romantic (possibly) Italian cafe right around the Water Tower on a roofed passageway with a beautiful view on the Rosengarten. Wish I would remember the cafe's name, where at we took a break, and mugs of great coffee, from a long, lovely, and detailed stroll through Mannheim town. Mild...

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Mannheim Nightlife

  • sport, opera, music, ....

    SAP arena is a great hall, it is the stadion for the ice hockey team (Adler), for the handball team (Rhein Neckar Löwen), it is the location where you can listen to concerts, David Copperfield was here, there was even a concert of classical music. Just have a look on the timetable of the website to look what kind of event takes place the day you...

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  • There are some discos like the...

    Well, I am not the girl vsiting each party. My daughter likes in summer time the Schneckenhof parties best. My students as well taked about these parties. They take place on Thursday evening, in the Scheckenhof, a yard in the university. Usually it is impossible to get cards the same evening. So make sure to take your ticket early when the Mensa is...

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  • Dancing I

    When : Mondays, 21:00 to 03:00, Saturday's also but the schedule varies. Observations : The music varies from Gothic to Industrial to 80's. The DJ will take request. The atmosphere is dark, comfortable, friendly, relaxed. Most people are friendly, and willing to speak English if you dont speak German. The dance floor is small, but there is usually...

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Mannheim Transportation

  • Need to rent a car after hours?

    My husband and I have booked rental cars through Europcar several times, and each experience has been very pleasant. You can book online/over the phone/in person, and English speakers will be glad to know that every attendant we've worked with has been fluent in our language. The Kafertal location (we really recommend this one!) is open 24 hours,...

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  • Mannheim Airport (MHG)

    Mannheim has a regional airport in the eastern part of the city area. Cirrus Airline is the homecarrier who connects a few times with Berlin and Hamburg.

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  • Changing trains in Mannheim

    Since several train lines come together in Mannheim and then split up again, this is a place that lots of travelers know because they have changed trains here.If all goes well, your new train will be on the other side of the same platform, with the 1st class opposite the 1st class and the 2nd class opposite the 2nd class. (Sometimes they mess up,...

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Mannheim Shopping

  • Mannheim's Shopping Mile and Main...

    The Planken is located directly in front of the Wasserturm. (The first shops are Burger King and McDonald's on the left corner, and a bank on the right.) There are many tram stops here -- lines 5,4 and 2 stop at Rosengarten, just across the street from the Planken, and the 4 and 2 run down the Planken itself. The five also runs to the Marktplatz,...

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  • All in One Stop

    Rhein Neckar Zentrum is a mall and shopping center just outside of Mannheim. It's easily accessibe by Tram (Stop name: Tivoli, Line: 5), and has a shop to suit every need. Grocery stores, department stores and a pet shop are sprinkled throughout the usual fashion and gift shops. There's also a great selection of restaruants and a movie theatre,...

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  • Great shopping nearly everywhere

    While the grid-like structured centre is perfect for shopping, I found one shop that made it extra-special to me. I finally got some new shoes by GEOX which are generally very expensive. In Mannheim, however, the GEOX store had 40% off of most items, so I managed to get my shoes for a price that I'd never expected. whatever you wish about the...

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Mannheim Local Customs

  • 1170 km to Gurs

    In front of the main railroad station in Mannheim there is a sign which at first glance looks like a perfectly normal yellow road sign, such as you might find on any regional highway in Germany: "Gurs 1170 km". But wait! These signs don't normally point to places over a thousand kilometers away. And who ever heard of a place called Gurs,...

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  • Internationales Filmfest Mannheim...

    Each year in november the film festival of Mannheim Heidelberg takes place. The film are shown in several cinemas in Mannheim and as well in Heidelberg. The 55th film festival is from 16.- 25. november 2006 . Have a look at the home page for more infos and the programme.

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  • Mannheim's grid-structured centre

    Common for US cities, but highly unusual for Germany: Mannheim's centre is designed like a grid. Streets here use letter-number combinations instead of normal street names. This makes it pretty confusing for visitors (and perhaps also for postmen!), but one might get used to it when being in Mannheim for a longer time. The structures are already...

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Mannheim Warnings and Dangers

  • Be careful !

    I would really like to suggest you to be careful with people that have some (I don't want to be offensive and say mental), but unusual behaviour. Today it happened to me that I was driving my bike next to the street, and I saw one older person in front of me. I was trying to avoid him, but as I did, he was following where I was going with a purpose...

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  • Oak Procession Spinners

    This is a tiny butterfly which used to live much further south but has moved north in the last few years. Once it's a butterfly it's no longer dangerous( except that it then starts reproducing!), but as a caterpillar it is. They love oak trees, but can also be found on other trees or shrubs. The caterpillars are very small. Their "nests" look a bit...

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  • Ticks here can carry diseases

    The region around Mannheim is considered to be a high-risk area concerning ticks. This means more than twenty-five people have contracted meningitis by a tick during the time period of five years. In addition, there have been quite a lot of cases of Lyme disease.But there is no need to panic.Make sure you check your body for ticks after you've been...

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Mannheim What to Pack

  • Climate in Mannheim

    Rainy season: There is no special rainy seasonAvg. 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 (...

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  • Packing List

    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...

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Mannheim Off The Beaten Path

  • Lift museum in the "baldhead"

    Seckenheim is a suburb of Mannheim, whose water tower is called the baldhead. When you see the tower you know why, it really looks like a bald head. The tower was built in 1911 and was about to be demolished when the lift company Lochbühler bought it in 1978.For its 100th birthday the tower was completely renovated and a lift museum was established...

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  • Exciting exhibition - nanoworld

    Blick ins Unsichtbare – glance into the unseen - that’s the title of an exhibition, which is hosted in the State Museum of Technique and Work. As the title says, it is an exhibition about the “microscopic” world, down to the proportions of nanometers. 1 nanometer is the 1.000.000.000 part of a meter, or, as they describe very pictoral on the museum...

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  • Speyer

    Speyer, with its 50,000 inhabitants, is an old Roman town close to Mannheim. It was made a free imperial city in 1294, and a number of imperial conferences met here. At the Conference of Speyer in 1529 the followers of Martin Luther presented their protest. The city passed to Bavaria in 1815 and became part of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate...

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Mannheim Sports & Outdoors

  • SV Waldhof Mannheim

    A pic of Manheim with the Carl Benz Stadion on the left, home of Waldhof Mannheim footbaal club. No game while we were there but the stadium looks OK and they need all the support they can get at the moment so, one day maybe?

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  • Mannheim marathon

    In 2006 we have the third evening marathon here is Mannheim and Ludwigshafen. 8000 people will be on the start. There is not only a marathon, but as well a marathon for 2 and a marathon for 4 and one for kids and an inline skate and a wheel chair marathon. The day before you get the starter kid, your number, some noodles....No no no, I am not so...

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  • Watching sports and other things

    The brand new SAP ArenaThe brand new SAP Arena (inauguration september 2005) is the place, where you can see the fantastic Mannheim Eagles (ice hockey) as well as the handball team KROESTIS. Other events are also presented, as a benefit concert, other concerts(classic or pop music and other events)I haven't been there yet, but people told me that...

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Mannheim Favorites

  • A stork or a pelican?

    Now you probably say these two large birds cannot really be confused with each other. And what you can see on the picture is a pelican among some storks. You know he is a pelican, and I know he (or she ) is a pelican, but the pelican doesn't know this. He thinks he's a stork.It seems he has lost his pelican friends somewhere and decided to stay...

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  • European Heritage Day

    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...

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  • Geometrical city

    The old part of Mannheim is built in an absolutely geometrical way - which is quite unusual for German cities. The streets have no names, but only numbers in the horizontal way and letters in the vertical way. Thus there are some real strange addresses in Mannheim: the school on the picture is found in E7!There is a real interesting article about...

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Check Out What's Playing Downtown at the Cineplex
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Picnic at nearby Tivoli Park
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Jesuit Church
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Kunsthalle
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The fountain
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Park behind the water tower
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Mannheim's water tower
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Organic food
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The new Bus Station
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Environment Sticker - Umweltplakette
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Holocaust Memorial
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Mannheim Castle
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18th century Artists
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The first department store in Mannheim
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The Founding of Mannheim
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