Mannheim stands on the confluence of the rivers Rhine and Neckar. Because of its exceptional historic background and abundance of architectural masterpieces, Mannheim is a must-see place for those craving for a little bit of history. Local excursion services provide all sorts of sightseeing tours around the city and its surroundings.
Mannheim is the second-largest city in the state of Baden-Württemberg. The downtown district has a 'grid' planning, which singles it out from other German cities. This sort of planning is more typical of North-American cities.
Mannheim was first mentioned in 766. However, it remained a small settlement until 1606, when Frederick IV, Elector Palatine, built a fortress and laid out its would-be downtown district.
: guide to Mannheim with maps, photos and weather conditions
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