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Where is Mannheim?

The renowned German University City of Mannheim is the second-largest city in the state of Baden-Württemberg after Stuttgart.

Mannheim is located at the confluence of the Rhine and the Neckar. Ludwigshafen am Rhein sits on the other side of the river Rhine.

Modern, baroque, and urban

Mannheim combines culture, nature and modern city life in a very special way making a visit to this city a great experience. Mannheim is unusual among German cities in that its streets and avenues are laid out in a grid pattern. The city looks back to a long and eventful history, today it is an important industry and commercial hub as well as an educational centre. The city’s charm results from a combination of long history, baroque heritage, and modern city development.

What to do in Mannheim?


Mannheim Palace
is definitely the most important sight of the city. One of the world’s biggest palaces was built during the regency of Electors Karl Philipp and Karl Theodor. A guided tour is an absolute must when visiting Mannheim.

Mannheim Water Tower is another well-known landmark of Mannheim. The 60m water tower was built from 1886 to 1889, in 1987 it was declared a historic monument.

Jesuit Church: The church displays many Baroque features in its exterior and interior.

Luisenpark is a very popular place to visit in good weather: it is the biggest park in Mannheim offering peace and calm. The Chinese Tea House is the biggest in Europe.

Fernmeldeturm is a 212m telecommunication tower with observation deck offering an incredible view of the city. The revolving restaurant above the observation deck combines great food and great vista.

Tip: Check out our live web cam in Mannheim and have a glance at the water tower and the Fernmeldeturm.


Mannheim hosts several events every year such as the New Year’s Reception at Rosengarten or the famous carnival parade in February. International Schiller Days take place in June, Christopher Street Day in August, and Mannheim Oktoberfest in autumn. There are two Xmas markets, one at the water tower and one at Kapuzinerplanken.

What’s the weather like in Mannheim?

Mannheim and environs enjoy nice and warm summers with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 26°C. June to mid-September is the best time to visit the city. The winter is cold, windy, and mostly cloudy.