15 Best Places And Things To Do In Mannheim

Mannheim is a vibrant city in southwestern Germany, located at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar rivers. It is known for its industrial heritage, thriving arts scene, and innovative architecture. If you’re planning a trip to Mannheim, here are 15 things you won’t want to miss:

1. Check out the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums

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This complex of museums features exhibitions on everything from ancient Egypt to contemporary art. Don’t miss the impressive collection of Roman glassware.

2. Go shopping in the Planken

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This pedestrian shopping street is the heart of Mannheim’s retail district. You’ll find everything from high-end fashion boutiques to quirky local shops.

3. Paradeplatz

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The Paradeplatz is a significant square in the heart of Mannheim. The Paradeplatz has undergone many redesigns. There is a World War II-era underground bunker there. After the war, it was abandoned and renovated in the 1980s.

4. Take a stroll through the Jungbusch district

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This trendy neighborhood is known for its street art, independent shops, and lively nightlife.

5. Planetarium

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The place will make you lose yourself in the dreamy world through its laser system, glassy coned roof, and central star projector. This state-of-the-art planetarium offers immersive shows that explore the wonders of the universe.

6. Fernmeldeturm Mannheim

On the Neckar’s banks is where you’ll find this magnificent monument. It is close to Luisenpark and is also referred to as the telephone tower. Its 715-foot height includes a glassed viewing deck, microwave communications, omnidirectional radio services, and transmission facilities for those services. Its construction lasted from 1973 until 1975.

7. Wilhelm-hack-Museum


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The Ludwigshafen am Rhein location of this modern art museum. After the First World War, it is thought that the locals began purchasing paintings and sculptures from the Palatinate. The museum was founded as a result of Wilhelm Hack’s 1971 contribution. The Miro walls, a ceramic wall created by Joan Miro, are a prominent feature of the museum.

8. Herzogenried Park

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It is situated in the Neckarstadt-Ost neighbourhood of Mannheim and is referred to as the younger brother of Luisenpark. The location, which is well-known for its vegetation, became a park in 1934. Table tennis, boules and other sports may be played on a 22 hectare-sized field here. It’s interesting to note that in 1975, it participated in the National Garden Show with Luisenpark. Check out www.herzogenriedpark.de for more information.

9. SAP Arena

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It is one of Mannheim’s largest multipurpose arenas. This state-of-the-art arena hosts concerts by some of the biggest names in music, as well as sporting events and other performances.

10. Jesuit Church (Jesuitenkirche)

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You will undoubtedly be in awe of the Mannheim Roman Catholic Church’s grand beauty and architecture, which are typical of German churches from that era. It is close to the palace in Mannheim and has both exterior and interior characteristics that are noteworthy. The church was finished in 1760 and dedicated to St. Francis Xavier and St. Ignatius of Loyola.

11. Technoseum

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Technoseum is one of the largest technology museums in Germany with outstanding architecture. This interactive museum explores the history of technology and industry in Germany. Don’t miss the massive locomotives on display.

12. Kunsthalle Mannheim

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It is a place for art enthusiasts. Kunsthalle Mannheim was built in 1907 to serve as an “International Art Exhibition”. This art museum features an impressive collection of modern and contemporary art, including works by Picasso, Klee, and Warhol.

13. Schloss Mannheim (Mannheim Palace)

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Mannheim Palace is in the heart of Mannheim city. This Baroque palace was once the residence of the Elector of the Palatinate and is now home to the University of Mannheim. Take a tour of the palace’s opulent rooms and gardens to learn about its rich history.

14. Mannheim Wasserturm

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Also known as the water tower, Gustav Halmhuber constructed it between 1886 and 1889. a noteworthy landmark with a circumference of 19 metres and a height of 60 metres, situated on Friedrichsplatz, an Art Nouveau plaza. It was first constructed as a source of drinking water and afterwards used as an aboveground water tank until 2000.

15. Luisenpark

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A place to have leisure time with your family and friends, Luisenpark is located on the left bank of the Neckar river. This expansive park is one of the most popular attractions in Mannheim. It features a botanical garden, a Chinese garden, a rose garden, a butterfly house, and much more.