Arts and Cultural
Kunsthalle Mannheim Museum
Modern art reigns at this impressive 1909-established museum designed by Hermann Billing. Visitors can get up close to a diverse array of works by Caspar David Friedrich, Gustave Courbet, Edouard Manet, and Vincent van Gogh.
Once the home of a reputable music school for 18th-century composers, the oldest local theater in Germany is home to premier operas, ballets, chamber music, theater and the bi-anual Schillertage festival.
Reiss Engelhorn Museum
Southern Germany's largest museum complex, made up of the Zeughaus Museum, Museum of World Cultures, Schillerhaus Museum, and the ZEPHYR-Room for Photography, features photos, paintings, musical instruments, European artifacts, sculptures and more.
Points of Interest
Outdoor adventurists can kick back or soak up the sun at this picturesque municipal park. The park features a beautiful rose garden and arboretum, and gondola cruises on the shimmering lake. Young tots will love going wild at the spielwiese playground.
The Old Observatory
Built between 1772 and 1774 during the reign of Charles Theodore, this 108-foot (33-meter) historic landmark is one not to miss. The Old Observatory was once used by court astronomer Christian Mayer to make observations in the sky and today is a beautiful example of 18th-century architecture.
Mannheim is a historic city nestled on the picturesque banks of the River Rhine. Visitors can take in the beauty of Mannheim, Germany while on a re-energizing jog or leisure riverside stroll with that special someone.
Auf den Planken
Stretching from Town Hall across Paradeplatz and towards the water tower, Auf den Planken or "Planken" as it's commonly called, is the main shopping street in Mannheim. Shoppers can pick up clothes, electronics, and gourmet food from the region.
This pedestrian-friendly shopping area is one of the most popular in the country. This main Mannheim shopping area features an eclectic array of stores that are up-to-date on the latest styles and fashions. Clothing stores, jewelry shops, cafes, restaurants and bars abound.
Three times a week, discover a vibrant shopping bazaar set against the historic city of Mannheim and Old Town Hall. A diverse array of shops is on hand, including artisan goods, clothes, and gifts and souvenirs for friends and family back home.
Sports and Entertainment
The Old Fire Station features a full line-up of some of the best concerts and parties in town, from jazz to hip hop, to trendy gallery openings. Past performances have included Parov Stellar, Kicks 'n Sticks and themed parties featuring the hottest DJs in town. Concert-goers will also want to grab a cup of coffee and chat with friends at the outdoor concert cafe.
Visitors can get out of this world at Planetarium Mannheim, one of the first planetariums in the world. Space enthusiasts will love learning about the final frontier through fascinating stargazing exhibits and special exhibitions like "Cosmic Evolution" or "The Journey into Space."
Premier sports entertainment is sure to make hearts pump at the 15,000-seat high-tech SAP Arena. Sports fans can cheer on the Mannheim Eagles ice hockey team or learn more about German handball by catching a Rhein-Neckar-Löwen handball match.
What's Nearby - Corporations
- Frankfurt Exhibition Centre
- Hoffmann-La Roche
- Rolls Royce
- Rosengarten Event & Conference Center