Mannheim is located in Baden- Wurttemberg, one of the largest states of Germany. This beautiful city is situated along the confluence of rivers Rhine and Neckar. The first thing which catches one’s attention is grey-walled buildings but while wandering through the city one can notice how green the city is with lots of parks and locals can be seen strolling along the streets. This is one of the most captivating places one can be in. So much so that a person just might want to stay here.
This is one of the famous tourist destinations which has so many attractions and things to do to experience its culture and people. If you are planning your vacations, this should be on your checklist.
Here's the list of places to visit and 15 Best things to do in Mannheim:
1. The Wasserturm
This water tower is the famous landmark of the city. This beautiful architecture is Romanesque is nature which is made from yellow sandstone. It is a beautiful piece of art, has fountains and statues around and offers an amazing view of the colorful gardens. It is 60 m high and over 100 years old and was in use as a reserve tank till 2000. Even now it is in good condition which makes one wonder about its structure and methodology of the formation.
2. Christ Church
It is a magnificent evangelical church. It is so big that even the Wasserturm looks dwarf in front of it. This Protestant Church is the most sacred building in Mannheim. The north gallery has largest and impressive organs in Germany. It is a beautiful sight to look at and has an incredible architecture to admire.
3. Mannheim Baroque Palace
This is the largest baroque palace in Germany and second largest in Europe after Versailles. One can stroll in its courtyard, look and admire the luxuries of the staterooms and the palace church. This is a splendid place with an equally splendid history of Holy Roman Empire attached to it which makes it a must visit for everyone.
4. Jesuit Church
This Roman Catholic parish church is magnificent and is enough to take one’s breath away. It is a rich baroque art which plays an important role along with Mannheim’s baroque palace to give the city its baroque touch. The whole city, due to such artwork, feels nothing less than a Royal treat.
5. Old Observatory
If you are interested in stars and wonder how they look up close, this is the best place for you. This is city’s oldest surviving building and inspires many art studios that are found here.
6. Old Town Hall and St. Sebastian Church
St. Sebastian church is the oldest building of the city. The markets held in town hall thrice a week with a baroque backdrop are treat for a shopaholic. Church and market side by side make a good team in planning weddings; the market offers beautiful bridal wear at affordable price and church serves as the best venue one could ask for.
7. The Luisenpark
If you are going on your holidays with your family, you are at the right place as the city is flooded with amazing parks. The Luisenpark is one of Europe’s loveliest parks. This park also has a zoo, Chinese tea house; boat rides on lake and butterfly house. This will be a fun experience for your family.
This museum occupies 11,500 square meters of space and is filled with amazing artwork. From sculptures and paintings to musical instruments and old costumes, it has it all. Many archeological artifacts, armors and stuffed animal’s specimen are also found here. This place surely has the potential to interest you.
9. Alte Feuerwache Mannheim
This place is meant for a person who loves music, culture, literature, slam poetry, theatre, and other performative arts. The venue has baroque style with a modern touch to it. This place will surely make you feel at your best and rejuvenate you. This place should be visited.
10. Paradeplatz and N1 Town Hall
This is the central spot of the city, and you can reach to different tourist attractions and shopping streets easily. This is the popular place for shoppers and to have lunch. N1 town hall is nearby and has varieties of cafes, bars, and restaurants to chill. There is also a city library where you can go relax if you are a bookworm.
11. Planken Street
If all you love is shopping, this street is totally meant for you. There many top brands from all over the world available here and you can buy gifts for your friends and family at an affordable price. Not just shopping but the street is flooded with many cafes and restaurants. One can stroll down the street and shop or eat whatever they want.
12. The Fressgasse and Jungbusch
This is a harbor district, and many creative restaurants can be found here. It offers a magnificent view of the hills of Palatinate. There are many places available to eat like Die kuche, Kombuse, Rhodos, and if you love dancing, do visit Onkel otto bar.
13. Turmcafe Cocktail Bar
This bar is known for its celebrity-named cocktails. One can get a variety of beer, pizzas, and mocktails. If you love to make new friends or socialize with people, this place will surely be the best for you; it is liked by both tourists and locals.
14. Gasthaus Zentrale
If you crave for the authentic German food, this is the best place for you. It is located at the center of the city and is known for its ambiance. There are many traditional dishes available here like Wurst Schnitzel and Rahmschnitzel. The best place to spend your time in peace and bask in the delicious taste of the food provided here.
15. Dreh Restaurant
This restaurant provides a skyline view and is located at the height of 200 meters. It is simply breath-taking, and this restaurant is one of its kind. With view being its first attention seeker, the ambiance and food also take your heart away. There can be nothing more enjoyable than to eat delicious food with a calming view.
Germany is historically and architecturally very rich. If you ever plan to visit the country, do explore this city. With all the good view and food, it simply the best place to be in. One should not miss the fun of shopping, seeing the best architectural designs in Europe, eating best German food and especially making new friends and socializing. I’m sure you are ready for the exploration now, have fun!