Mannheim Travel Guide

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.

Things to see and do in Mannheim



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

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



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

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



Fernmeldeturm is a concrete telecommunications tower with 212.8 meters height.

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

Hans-Reschke-Ufer, 68165

Luisenpark and Herzogenriedpark


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.

The Herzogenriedpark is 33 hectares long and is located on the other side of the Neckar.

Theodor-Heuss-Anlage 2, 68165  / Max-Joseph-Straße 64, 68169



Strahlenburg is located in Schriesheim, 23 km 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


Maritim Mannheim©Maritim

The Maritim Mannheim is centrally located on Friedrichsplatz.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar.

The hotel has a swimming pool and a sauna.


Friedrichspl. 2, 68165

Mercure Mannheim am Rathaus

Mercure Mannheim am Rathaus©Mercure Mannheim am Rathaus

The Mercure Mannheim am Rathaus is located 280 meters from the Rathaus.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, coffee maker.


F7 5-13, 68159


Galeria Kaufhof

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.


Frankfurt – 84,2 km

Wiesbaden – 93,6 km

Mainz – 85,9 km

Darmstadt – 58,5 km

Heidelberg – 19,8 km

Koblenz – 149 km

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