Mannheim Tourism

Mannheim is fondly known as the ‘Chessboard City’ referring to its American styles layout. Originally used as a fishing capital, Mannheim became a city in the early 1600s. The city is located between rivers Rhine and Neckar, close to their confluence. Known for its characteristic layout of grid system, the town- even though not the most scenic, is sure to keep you busy with their splendid urban attractions and good shopping hotspots.

Mannheim is carved in history as a German musical centre for artists during the 18th century - adding much credit to its popularity and importance. An important contributor in the World Wars, Mannheim’s industrial plants showcased immense power. Manheim’s history has contributed in Germany’s global presence for centuries.

The 1950s witnessed a calm state and heavy reconstruction in the city- a time when some of the major attraction and tourism was shaped to give Mannheim its present day appeal. The city became a prominent contributor in technological advancement not just in Germany but internationally as well.

Today, Mannheim has a characteristic tourist appeal like no other city in the world owing to its vast and intense history. If you are travelling to Mannheim, be prepared to have an over-whelming sight-seeing experience like no other.

Essential travel information and Mannheim tips for your visit

  • Weather in Germany can be quiet unpredictable. Do carry warm clothes with you even on a sunny day.
  • The hotels in Germany are known to add an extra cost for table settings.
  • In most public spaces and restaurants, smoking is not allowed.
  • The people are friendly but be aware that customer service in hotels and shops is not as much a priority as in other countries.
  • Know the pollution level of Mannheim before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 36.67 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 51.56 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 45.31 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 31.25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 28.75 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 29.69 (Low)
  • How safe is Mannheim for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Mannheim.

    • Burglary and Theft 26.79 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33.93 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 32.14 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 5.36 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 37.5 (Low)
    • Attacks 37.5 (Low)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83.93 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 55.36 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 30.77 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 16.07 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 39.29 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Mannheim is 182.11 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 66.89 (High)
    • Climate Index 81.74 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 47.28 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 36.63 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 66.81 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 73.33 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.04 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 136.59 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Mannheim

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.72 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.98 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 91.46 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 71.44 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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