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MannheimGermany

This university city set on the banks of the Rhine and Neckar rivers offers cultural diversity, some of Germany’s best art and one of the world's most beautiful parks. 

Mannheim is unlike most typical German cities in that its layout is a grid pattern, giving it the name “chessboard city.” Getting around is easy, with most popular sights and attractions within walking distance from Mannheim’s center.

The main route through the squares on the grid pattern leads to a massive 18th-century Baroque palace, one of the largest in Europe, the Mannheim Palace. Tour its magnificent interiors and walk the same halls Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart once strolled.

Elsewhere you’ll find a wealth of fascinating sights and cultural attractions along with many art and culinary delights. Enjoy a play, opera or ballet at the National Theater or head into the Neckarstadt district for some classical, jazz, pop or rock.

Mannheim is one of the most popular shopping cities in the region. Head to the main shopping street, Planken, where you’ll find nearly all of the shops from department stores to exclusive designer outlets and eclectic boutiques. The Turkish Quarter is the place to go for the best bargains including glamorous wedding gowns at discount prices as well as bakeries offering fabulous Turkish breads, delectable cakes and cookies.

There is much to see indoors among the city’s museums. Explore the Technoseum and journey back through time from the process of industrialization in the mid-18th century to present day through interactive exhibits or browse the Kunsthalle art gallery, one of the most important art museums in Germany, featuring seven centuries of art history.

Outdoors you’ll find one of the most beautiful parks in the world, Luisenpark. This picturesque park features a greenhouse filled with lush, tropical plants as well as reptiles and other animals. Enjoy tranquil boat rides across the lake in “gondolettas” with the opportunity to view pelicans, flamingos and swans.

Enjoy a picnic at Mannheim’s famous landmark, the Wasserturm or water tower. It is one of the most well-known icons in Germany. Built between 1886 and 1889 in art nouveau style, it is adorned with bronze figures of Triton and his sirens as well as two groups of stone centaurs and a statue of Amphitrite on its copper roof.

As a hotspot for immigration, Mannheim is filled with a lively, colorful mix of cultures and nationalities, resulting in a diverse array of experiences day or night. Dine on everything from Pad Thai to Asian fusion dishes, healthy vegan, authentic Italian, gourmet Greek and lamb curry.

Where to stay in Mannheim

Mannheim Palace which includes heritage elements, a statue or sculpture and a square or plaza

Mannheim City Centre

4/5Very Good!(15 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the museums and churches in Mannheim City Centre. You might want to make time for a stop at Mannheim Palace or Mannheim Jesuit Church.

Mannheim City Centre
Neckarau, Mannheim, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

Neckarau

While Neckarau isn't home to many top sights, SAP Arena and Planetarium Mannheim are some notable places to visit nearby.

Neckarau

Top hotels in Mannheim

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Dorint Kongresshotel Mannheim
Dorint Kongresshotel Mannheim
4 out of 5
Friedrichsring 6, Mannheim, BW
The price is Rs5,475 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct

Located in the heart of Mannheim, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Nationaltheater Mannheim, Mannheim Water Tower and Mannheim's Rosengarten Congress ...

4.3/5Excellent! (498 reviews)

"Just a few steps from the opera. Parking available in garage below hotel not really made for today's cars (narrow!)."…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb 2020

Dorint Kongresshotel Mannheim
Radisson Blu Hotel, Mannheim
Radisson Blu Hotel, Mannheim
4.5 out of 5
Quadrant Q7, 27, Mannheim
The price is Rs9,785 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct

Located in Mannheim City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Mannheim Water Tower and Mannheim's Rosengarten Congress Centre. Friedrichsplatz ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (759 reviews)

"Excellent location excellent hotel excellent service a little more than expected which was great!"…"

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2020

Radisson Blu Hotel, Mannheim
NH Mannheim
NH Mannheim
4 out of 5
Seckenheimer Strasse 146, Mannheim, BW
The price is Rs4,586 per night from 16 Oct to 17 Oct

Situated in Mannheim, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Planetarium Mannheim and 2 mi (3.3 km) from SAP Arena. Technoseum Mannheim and Luisenpark Gardens are ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (182 reviews)

"Great hotel. The service was perfect and the rooms were very clean with all the amenities."…"

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2020

NH Mannheim

Top Holiday Rentals in Mannheim

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Boarding Loft Heavensgate Mannheim
The Boarding Loft Heavensgate Mannheim
3 out of 5
Scheffelstraße 29a, Mannheim

Situated in Mannheim, this spa aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Bergstrasse-Odenwald Nature Park and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from SAP Arena. Luisenpark Gardens and ...

The Boarding Loft Heavensgate Mannheim
Mood contemporary living
Mood contemporary living
3.5 out of 5
M2, 4, Mannheim, BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG
The price is Rs5,789 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct

Located in Mannheim City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Mannheim Water Tower, University of Mannheim and Friedrichsplatz. Mannheim's ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (5 reviews)

"Sehr gute Lage, die Ausstattung ist prima, es ist ruhig und schön frisch und sauber."…"

Reviewed on 28 Aug 2020

Mood contemporary living
BoardingHouse Mannheim
BoardingHouse Mannheim
3 out of 5
26 S6, Mannheim
The price is Rs6,523 per night from 11 Oct to 12 Oct

Located in Mannheim City Centre, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Nationaltheater Mannheim, Mannheim Water Tower and Mannheim's Rosengarten ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (19 reviews)

"Traveling through only stayed one night at as so nice I wish we could have stayed longer."…"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2019

BoardingHouse Mannheim

Popular places to visit in Mannheim

Planetarium Mannheim
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Planetarium Mannheim

Find out about the mysteries of the universe through the fun and informative shows and lectures in this impressive planetarium.

Mannheim Water Tower
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Mannheim Water Tower

4.5/5(13 reviews)

Snap photos of one of the city’s most recognizable icons with the colorful jets of water from the fountain making up the foreground.

Luisenpark Gardens
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Luisenpark Gardens

4/5(6 reviews)

Ride the gondola around the lake, bring the kids to the castle playground and attend the opera in this multifaceted park.

Mannheim Palace
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Mannheim Palace

Wander through the historic halls of this lavish palace, once visited by Mozart, for a look at its frescoes and period décor.

Technoseum Mannheim
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Technoseum Mannheim

You can browse the exhibits at Technoseum Mannheim, a museum with a story of its own, during your trip to Oststadt . Discover the area's museums and churches.

Wasserturm
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Wasserturm

You can learn about the history of Oststadt with a visit to Wasserturm. Discover the area's museums and churches.

Reviews of Mannheim

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

17 Dec 2019

I really like staying in the centre of Mannheim, plenty of shops and restaurants. Everything is within walking distance of the train station. However if you want to go further a field then the trams are brilliant.

5/5 - Excellent

Molly

3 Dec 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed the Christmas markets. The Kunsthaus Mannheim is a lovely modern gallery and we enjoyed the Matisse exhibition there.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

2 Aug 2019

Parts of Mannheim are not very nice and that’s a great shame as we’ve never experienced this before in Germany, and we have spent a considerable amount of time there.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

30 Jul 2019

It was vibrant with lots of amenities around. Good links to hockenheim too

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

8 Jul 2019

Try Dioni's restaurant for Extremely Good food

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