Parkinsel is a peninsula between the harbourfront and the river Rhein. It is arround 5km long island with a lot of woods, green shore to river rhein and a lot possibilites for sports. You can jogging there, play tennis and make other sports stuff. Also a renovated restaurant with bier garden in Summer is on this island. It's one of Ludwigshafen famous living areas.
Stuttgart is the capital of the Swabians and state capital of Baden-W?rttemberg (one of Germany's richest regions). It is about 87 kms from Ludwigshafen. There are also some superb museums and buildings. The surrounding area is varied with mountains, forests and vineyards with two thirds of the land being in parks, gardens and woodlands.
Heidelberg is about 20km from Ludwigshafen. The city's unique blend of river landscape, historic town, and hillside castle has emerged itself in the music of many famous composers, and on many famous canvas' over the years. It is also the site for the discovery of the Heidelberg Man, which has given us evidence of the earliest human life in Europe with a 500.000-year-old jawbone.
Heidelberg Castle was built in several stages from the 14th through to the 17th century. As a result, the castle is an eclectic mix of architectural styles. While many cities try to recreate their old grandeur, or have abandoned it in favor of modern buildings of glass and steel, Heidelberg is still authentically medieval.
Wasserturm (Water Tower) is an elaborate 19th-century water tower which is most definitely a landmark of Mannheim.
Mannheim is on the Rhein, across the bridge from Ludwigshafen and a short distance northwest of Heidelberg, in Baden-Wurttemberg.