Mannheim Germany: 1-day Itinerary

Mannheim is a city in Germany located at the junction of the Rhine and Neckar rivers in the state of Baden-Württemberg. It is known as the square city due to its network of quadrangular streets.

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How to spend 1 day in Mannheim Germany

In this 1-day itinerary in Mannheim, discover the main attractions of the city.

Day 1 in Mannheim

Start the day by visiting Friedrichsplatz, where the Mannheimer Wasserturm, a symbol of the city, is located. Head to Jesuitenkirche, a baroque church completed in 1760. Close to the church is the Palais Bretzenheim, one of the most important historic aristocratic houses in Mannheim.

Schloss Mannheim, one of the largest Baroque palaces in Europe, is located near the Palais Bretzenheim. The rooms on the main floor are decorated with more than 800 pieces, including priceless paintings and ornamental furniture.

Take a walk along the Rhine.

Head to Luisenpark and visit Fernmeldeturm, a tower that features an observation deck and a restaurant.

Things to see

  • Friedrichsplatz
  • Mannheimer Wasserturm
  • Jesuitenkirche
  • Palais Bretzenheim
  • Schloss Mannheim
  • Rheinpromenade
  • Luisenpark Mannheim
  • Fernmeldeturm

Day 1 Itinerary Map

Sights in Mannheim

1. Wasserturm

The symbol of the city of Mannheim is situated in one of the largest and beautiful Nouveau areas of Europe, on Friedrichplatz.

The Wasserturm was completed in 1886. The yellow baroque sandstone building once served as a reservoir for drinking water.

Friedrichspl., 68161

2. Schloss Mannheim

Schloss Mannheim

The Schloss Mannheim is one of the largest baroque palaces in Europe.

The building was severely damaged during World War II. Since then the main part of the palace has been rebuilt.

Bismarckstraße, 68161

3. Jesuitenkirche

Jesuitenkirche

The Jesuintenkirche is one of the most important baroque churches in the southeast.

It was built from drawings by Alessandro Galli da Bibiena and completed in 1760.

A4 2, 68159

4. SAP Arena

SAP Arena

SAP Arena is the place where all kinds of events happen from big concerts to cultural events and shows.

It is home to the ice hockey team Mannheimer Adler and the handball team Rhein-Neckar-Löwen.

SAP Arena, 68163

5. Fernmeldeturm

Fernmeldeturm

Fernmeldeturm is a concrete telecommunications tower 212.8 meters in height.

It was built between 1973 – 1975. The tower has an observation deck and a restaurant.

Hans-Reschke-Ufer, 68165

6. Luisenpark

Luisenpark

The Luisenpark is one of the most beautiful parks in Europe. Among the attractions of the park are the Japanese Garden, boat trips on the lake, and the Fernmeldeturm. It has 41 hectares of extension.

Theodor-Heuss-Anlage 2, 68165

7. Strahlenburg

Strahlenburg

Strahlenburg is located in Schriesheim, 20.8 km (12.9 miles) from Mannheim. The construction of the castle began in 1235 by Conrad 1.

The ruins of the castle are surrounded by vineyards.

Strahlenberger Str., 69198 

Where to stay in Mannheim

1. Radisson Blu Hotel, Mannheim

Radisson Blu Hotel, Mannheim©Radisson Blu Hotel, Mannheim

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Mannheim is excellently located in the Quadrate region, near the Mannheimer Wasserturm.

Rooms have a small seating area, a flat-screen TV, and an electric kettle.

The hotel has a gym and a sauna.

Q7 27, 68161 Mannheim, Germany

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2. Mercure Mannheim am Rathaus

Mercure Mannheim am Rathaus©Mercure Mannheim am Rathaus

The Mercure Hotel Mannheim am Rathaus is located in the heart of Mannheim, a 15-minute walk from the Mannheimer Wasserturm monument.

All rooms have a flat-screen TV, work desk and electric kettle.

The hotel has a restaurant that serves regional and international cuisine.

F7 5-13, 68159 Mannheim, Germany

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3. NYX Hotel Mannheim

NYX Hotel Mannheim©NYX Hotel Mannheim

Located just a short distance from Paradeplatz, the NYX Hotel Mannheim offers excellent value for money.

The modern rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a coffee machine.

The hotel has a gym.

F4 4-11, 68159 Mannheim, Germany

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4. the niu Square

the niu Square©the niu Square

the niu Square is located a short distance from the Planetarium Mannheim and 2.5 km (1.6 miles) from the Quadrate area.

The rooms are cozy and have a small seating area and a flat-screen TV.

Seckenheimer Str. 148, 68165 Mannheim, Germany

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5. PLAZA Hotel Mannheim

PLAZA Hotel Mannheim©PLAZA Hotel Mannheim

PLAZA Hotel Mannheim is located close to Herzogenried Park and 3.2 km (2 miles) from the city center.

The rooms are newly renovated and feature a flat-screen TV and an electric kettle.

The hotel has a gym.

Joseph-Meyer-Straße 17-19, 68167 Mannheim, Germany

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6. NH Mannheim

NH Mannheim©NH Mannheim

The NH Mannheim is a modern hotel located 2.4 km (1.5 miles) from Mannheim Palace and the city center.

All rooms have a flat-screen TV, work desk and minibar.

The hotel has a restaurant and a bar.

Seckenheimer Str. 146, 68165 Mannheim, Germany

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Shopping in Mannheim

1. Galeria Kaufhof Mannheim

Galeria Kaufhof is a German department store chain with many stores in Germany.

The company features brands like Esprit, S. Oliver, Tom Taylor, Gerry Weber, Tommy Hilfiger, Bugatti, Olymp.

P1 1, 68161

Plan your Trip

Mannheim has easy train access from various cities in Germany. Famous cities nearby: Frankfurt, Wiesbaden, Mainz, Darmstadt.

Distances

Frankfurt – 84.2 km (52.3 miles)

Wiesbaden – 93.7 km (58.2 miles)

Mainz – 83.2 km (51.7 miles)

Darmstadt – 52.9 km (36.4 miles)

Heidelberg – 25.1 km (15.6 miles)

Koblenz – 149 km (92.7 miles)

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