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is a city in the northwest corner of the state of Baden-Württemberg
in Germany, at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar rivers.
The center of Mannheim is
laid out like a chess board, with no real street names. Addresses in the
Quadrat take the form of a grid reference, such as Q3, 12 designating a
Mannheim was a small fishing
village before it became a city at the beginning of the 17th century. It
was constructed on the site of a fortress guarding the confluence of the
rivers Rhine and Neckar. Even now a few remnants of the fortification can
be seen, and the peculiar street layout owes to that part of its history.
For 58 years, Mannheim served as a royal residence and gave Schiller, Lessing,
Goethe and Mozart a home for some time. Before World War II Mannheim was
a beautiful city, but was flattened in bomb raids due to its industrial
significance. When it was time to rebuild the city, Mannheim, like many
other German cities, opted for an all out modern approach to urban development.
Thus, most of the old quarters were replaced by buildings typical of the
1950s. If you are not an adept to architecture, their appeal might not
be easy to grasp. As a result, the impression is more of an industrial
city with a few spots of beauty.
Modern Mannheim is the second
biggest city in Baden-Württemberg and one of the hotspots of immigration.
Because of that you'll encounter a lively and colorful mixture of nationalities
and cultures in the city. The Mannheim/Heidelberg area hosts the largest
concentration of US military personnel in Germany, and barracks are found
in many of the suburbs.
and things to do:
Water tower: One of the
most famous icons of the Jugendstil (Arte-Nouveau style) in Germany, the
water tower (and small park surrounding it) is a great place to sit in
the summer for a picnic or just a little rest. The park is surrounded by
the Rosengarten, a conference hall of reddish brick, and the colors
on a sunny day are amazing.
Mannheim's Palace (part
of the University of Mannheim). It is right next to the main train station.
Paradeplatz: the center
of the city, pedestrians-only. A small park.
Luisenpark (one side
is free, one side is pay)
The National Theater
has a different show almost every night (for some shows, like ballets or
opera, the language barrier is not an issue). The street car stops right
outside the theater, and student tickets are much reduced (5 or 15 euro).
/ Mannheim Featured Hotels
At D5 and C5 (see above for explanation of downtown addresses), the REM
houses a permanent exhibit on world cultures along with an exhibition hall
whose contents range from photography to astronomy.
Landesmuseum für Technik
und Arbeit, LTA (Museum of Technology), Museumsstraße 1, 0621/4298-9.
Kunsthalle (Art Gallery),
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Dorint Kongresshotel Mannheim
is located in Mannheim, close to Nationaltheater Mannheim, Sudweststadion,
and SAP Arena. Regional points of interest also include Heidelberg Castle
and Hockenheimring Baden-Wurttemberg. Dining options at Dorint Kongresshotel
Mannheim include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available
during limited hours. Recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness
facility. This 4.0-star property has a business center and offers small
meeting rooms and audio-visual equipment. Wireless and wired high-speed
Internet access is available in public areas (surcharges apply). Additional
property amenities include a coffee shop/café, valet parking, and
Inn City Centre Mannheim
Situated in the heart of
the city, Holiday Inn Hotel Mannheim is only a few minutes away from the
congress centre. The Planken, Fressgasse, Kunststrasse as well as the numerous
pedestrian zones with shops, stores, cafes and cinemas are in the immediate
vicinity of the hotel. This property offers 146 well-furnished bedrooms
that are facilitated with modern and comfortable amenities. Attentive room
service is also provided for your convenience. Guests can enjoy the
specialities of international, national as well as regional cuisine at
the La Terrazza Restaurant. The Optimus Bar is an ideal place to relax
as well as offers a range of bistro typical food and cocktails.
Maritim Parkhotel is located
in Mannheim, close to Nationaltheater Mannheim, Sudweststadion, and SAP
Arena. Regional points of interest also include Heidelberg Castle and Hockenheimring
Baden-Wurttemberg. Dining options at Maritim Parkhotel include 2 restaurants
and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. Recreational
amenities include an indoor pool and a sauna. This 4.0-star property has
a 24-hour business center and offers small meeting rooms and audio-visual
equipment. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas. The property
offers an airport shuttle (surcharge). Additional property amenities include
Park Inn Mannheim is located
in Mannheim, close to Nationaltheater Mannheim, SAP Arena, and Sudweststadion.
Regional points of interest also include Heidelberg Castle and Heidelberg
Church of the Holy Spirit. Dining options at Park Inn Mannheim include
2 restaurants and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited
hours. This 4.0-star property has a business center and offers small meeting
rooms and technology support staff. Wireless Internet access is available
in public areas. The property offers an airport shuttle (surcharge). Guest
parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include multilingual
staff, tour/ticket assistance, and a garden. This is a smoke-free property.
Mannheimer Hof Hotel Mannheim
The Steigenberger Hotel
Mannheimer Hof is located next to the town's landmark the Wasserturm and
only a stone's throw from the shopping area An den Planken. The convenient
location allows you to take a walk around the city to view the impressive
Art Nouveau architecture or make a quick trip to beautiful Heidelberg Mannheim.
The magnificent view into the courtyard that features numerous sycamore
trees is more than pleasing to the eye. As a guest, enjoy the wonderful
amenities that are in store for you. Start your day with an exclusive
champagne breakfast in the exclusive ambience of the hotel's restaurant.
In the picturesque ambience of the courtyard terrace you can spoil yourself
with selected Euro-Asian cuisine and enjoy the warm summer.