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Sightseeing in Mannheim - what to see. Complete travel guide

Mannheim is a German city that is the second largest in the Baden-Württemberg province. This place is located near the confluence of the two rivers - Neckar and Rhine. Mannheim received the official status of the city in 1607. Approximately at that time was built its historic center in the shape of a horseshoe. In Mannheim all buildings of rectangular or square shapes are located on clearly marked geometrically correct streets with the palace in the center. The second name of the city - "squares" – has appeared from this fact.
1. The lowest rates for inter-city and international calls are still offered in street call boxes. Almost all of them provide phone books. The call boxes accept plastic and credit cards … Open
In Mannheim is located one of the largest castles in Europe - Mannheim Castle built in XVIII century. This city is considered to be a tacit cultural capital of the Palatinate region as it has always attracted numerous famous people and art lovers. Cultural monuments and treasures of the city are stored either in a variety of galleries and museums, or are presented in historical and the older districts of Mannheim.
In Mannheim is located City Museum of Art, which features a large exhibition of paintings and sculptures; the Rice Engelhorn Museum complex, the Municipal Museum of art, and a planetarium. In this city you can also attend a variety of exhibitions, competitions and festivals organized by the Art Promoting Society. Copyright
It is not difficult to find a suitable place for holiday with children in Mannheim. Ole! Ole! Kinderspielplanet is considered one of the best entertainment centers for children. This … Open
The ancient water tower is an original symbol of the city. It was built in 1889 and up to the year 2000, was used for its intended purpose. The height of this tower is 60 meters, and its diameter at the base is about 19 meters. Presently, the tower is surrounded by a picturesque modern park, where cozy places with benches for rest, are built. On the local square, interesting cultural events are often conducted.
Among the cultural sites is the Kunsthalle Mannheim Museum. It is located in a spectacular building with a century-old history and presents visitors with an interesting collection of contemporary art. In this gallery, there is a collection of works by Theodore Gericault and Gustave Courbet. Also, it often hosts exhibitions of famous contemporary photographers and artists.
Mannheim boasts more than three hundred gastronomy establishments of different food trends and classes. It can be said without slightest doubt that the restaurants of Mannheim present all … Open
The most unusual sight of Mannheim is the Chinese Garden. It was formed in 2001 and is located in the extensive Luisenpark. This charming garden is notable for the fact that it houses the largest tea house in Europe. It was built in full accordance with the classical tea houses of China. The main building materials for its construction were natural wood and stone. Here, visitors are offered more than 30 types of tea, each of which is brewed in full accordance with the traditions of tea drinking.
In a beautiful modern building with a white facade is the Technosium Museum. It will be interesting for a family visit. The opening of this museum took place in 1990. Its exposition is devoted to the history of the development of engineering and technology. In the museum, there are many unique historical exhibits. For example, you can see the current technical devices that were used in the 18th century.
Mannheim is a city of unique architecture and great cultural sites. During the tour through scenic streets tourists will observe the buildings of different styles and epochs. Majestic … Open
The main natural landmark of the city and its environs is the Neckar River. On the banks of this river, there are many interesting sights. Travelers can stroll along the beautiful embankments, see the old bridges and admire the marvelous natural landscapes. The most active tourists can make a trip along the bank of the river and get to the surroundings of Mannheim. Near the city, there are several old towns with a unique national color.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Mannheim
♥   Shopping area ' Planken' Mannheim, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Mannheim
♥   Castle 'Heidelberg Castle' , 19.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Hardenburg' , 25 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Auerbach' , 27.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Neuleiningen' , 28.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Bergfeste Dilsberg' , 28.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Mannheim
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Vosges du Nord' , 90.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Mannheim and around
♥   Art museum 'Kunsthalle' Mannheim, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Kurpfälzisches Museum' Heidelberg, 19.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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The building roof is a huge green terrace with plants and flowers, the comfortable recreation zones for sunbathing. The residents of the multi-apartment complex independently cultivate 'the green component' of their dwelling. In accordance with the contract, the tenants in whose dwelling or on the balcony the trees and flowers grow are obliged to care for them. So one of the main conditions of the stay is in the original house. … Read further
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