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Mannheim is vibrant.

Experience the vibrancy of one of Germany‘s most diverse metropolises.
In the midst of urban reshaping, you will be surprised by this city located between the Rhine and Neckar. Tradition or modern subculture, there is something for everyone. Mannheim’s diverse population and cosmopolitan character offers all the advantages of a metropolis, but in a compact and accessible format. The Grid-City is vivacious and blends internationality with the quotidian, all within its unique chessboard-like layout

At first glance, of course, the impressive sights around the Mannheim Squares are immediately noticeable: the second largest Baroque castle in Europe or the water tower with one of the most beautiful and largest Art Nouveau buildings in Europe. However, the real charm of the city is only revealed upon second glance. This cultural melting pot of 170 nations thrills even well-travelled globetrotters. Firstly, through the large facilities of the pop music stronghold – concert venues such as the Capitol, the Old Fire Station or the SAP Arena. On the other hand, through the world famous National Theatre that has written theatre and music history in the last 3 centuries. Equally tempting are the international exhibitions in the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museums – with more than 200,000 visitors annually – the interactive Technoseum as well as the art gallery.

Der Wasserturm (Water Tower)

Copyright Stadtmarketing Mannheim GmbH, Bernhard Kunz

The year 2013 in the "City of Squares" is set to be characterised by strong families and moving moments. It will get emotional from the 18th to the 25th of May 2013, when the International German Gymnastics Festival will visit the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region. For eight days over 80,000 gymnasts who are passionate about sports will bring movement to the city of Mannheim.

At the beginning of the year the renowned Reiss-Engelhorn Museums will peek behind the scenes of power from 17th February to 28th July 2013. The exhibition "The Medici – People, Power and Passion", with the aide of the latest CT animations and skeletal finds, will portray the fate of one of the most famous families in the world.

As the electoral seat city of Mannheim is at the centre of the Wittelsbach year of 2013, the focus is also on one of Germany's most influential dynasties. Exactly how strongly the Wittelsbach dynasty characterises the identity and tradition of the region is shown by the second joint exhibition of the states of Baden-Wurttemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse "The Wittelsbachs on the Rhine – The Palatinate and Europe" from the 8th September 2013 to the 2nd March 2014 in the Armoury Museum and in the Baroque castle of Mannheim.

In the artistic dialogue regarding a new type of relationship with reality, works by two very influential German artists of the 20th century, Max Beckmann and Otto Dix, will finally be exhibited from 22nd November 2013 to 23rd March 2014. As part of the reopening of the Billing building, which due to a sensational exhibition in 1925 coined the epochal term "New Objectivity", the "Myth World" will return to the art gallery.

For customer-friendly service

Looking from the main train station into the direction of the Wasserturm (Water Tower), you will find the Tourist Information Office directly ahead to your left. Our friendly team will help you with any inquiries. Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 9 am until 7 pm and Saturday from 10 am until 1 pm.

Whether it is your first visit or if you are a Mannheim fan, the Tourist Information Office is happy to assist you with planning your stay in the Grid-City:

Tourist Information Office Mannheim
Willy-Brandt-Platz 3
68161 Mannheim
Tel +49 (0) 624 2938700
Fax +49 (0) 624 2938701