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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

Top hotels in Mannheim

Maritim Hotel Mannheim
Maritim Hotel Mannheim
4 out of 5
Friedrichsplatz 2, Mannheim, BW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs5,063 per night from 22 Jan to 23 Jan

Located in the heart of Mannheim, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Mannheim Water Tower and 3 mi (4.8 km) from SAP Arena. Friedrichsplatz and Mannheim's Rosengarten ...

3.8/5Good! (431 reviews)

"The property looks nice outside but when you go in, everything is old even the key to the room."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

Maritim Hotel Mannheim
Dorint Kongresshotel Mannheim
Dorint Kongresshotel Mannheim
4 out of 5
Friedrichsring 6, Mannheim, BW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs5,555 per night from 22 Jan to 23 Jan

Located in the heart of Mannheim, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Nationaltheater Mannheim and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from SAP Arena. Mannheim Water Tower and Mannheim's ...

4.3/5Excellent! (518 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
STAYTION
STAYTION
3.5 out of 5
Heinrich-Lanz-Straße 5, Mannheim
The price is Rs4,533 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan

Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from University of Mannheim and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from SAP Arena. Friedrichsplatz and Mannheim Water Tower ...

4.2/5Excellent! (156 reviews)

"Unique: checkin is conducted at the the sister property next door. Hip decor, great air conditioning, comfortable bed. Building was in great shape. fantastic value."…"

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2020

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Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Mannheim

Back to the Future Apartment
Back to the Future Apartment
3 out of 5
R6 3-4, Mannheim

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

3.7/5Good! (7 reviews)
In town

"In town, just enough for 2 person, convenient for shopping"…"

Reviewed on 29 May 2019

Back to the Future Apartment
Urban Jungle Designer Apartment
Urban Jungle Designer Apartment
3 out of 5
S3,11, Mannheim

Located in Mannheim City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Neckarstrand, Nationaltheater Mannheim and University of Mannheim. Mannheim ...

3.8/5Good! (4 reviews)

"Meget lille lejlighed med tekøkken. Det var meget varmt så køleskabet kunne ikke køle nok til at have madvarer i det. Ingen aircondition og med temperaturer over 30 grader om natten blev det meget varmt at være i lejligheden"…"

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2019

Urban Jungle Designer Apartment
Campus-Gästehaus des Goethe Institut
Campus-Gästehaus des Goethe Institut
2.5 out of 5
Oskar-Meixner-Straße 8, Mannheim

Situated in Mannheim, this aparthotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Planetarium Mannheim and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from SAP Arena. Technoseum Mannheim and Luisenpark Gardens ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"Top, Einrichtung ist praktisch, alles sauber und freundlich, Kommunikation klappt auch, was wollen wir mehr!"…"

Reviewed on 13 Nov 2020

Campus-Gästehaus des Goethe Institut
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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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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