Mannheim Tourism

Visit Mannheim - Best of Mannheim

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.

Mannheim Travel Tips

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.

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Facts and Stats for Mannheim*

  • Pollution Statistics in Mannheim

    Know the pollution level of Mannheim before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 39.58 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 51.92 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 48.08 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 32.69 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 36.54 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 29.41 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 30.77 (Low)
  • Mannheim: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Mannheim for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Mannheim.

    • Burglary and Theft 26.92 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 28.85 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 26.92 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 5.77 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 9.62 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 34.62 (Low)
    • Attacks 32.69 (Low)
    • Drug offense 48.08 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 86.54 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 59.62 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 17.31 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 38.46 (Low)
  • Living in Mannheim - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Mannheim is 188.05 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 69.83 (High)
    • Climate Index 78.15 (High)
    • Pollution Index 47.98 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 40.83 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 75.34 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 65.28 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.78 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 164.22 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Mannheim

    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 13.41 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 70.04 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 95.29 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 76.87 USD

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

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