“Mannheim is not just at the top geographically, Baden-Württemberg’s second largest city also scores highly when it comes to tourism. Mannheim offers everything you could want and often more than you would expect.
Anyone arriving by train can easily reach almost all the sights the town has to offer in just a few minutes. From the main train station to the palace, the largest Baroque palace in Europe after Versailles, is only a short walk. The emblem of the city, the Water Tower, makes up the heart of the city. On one side is the famous shopping street, die "Planken", on the other side, one of the largest Art Nouveau buildings in Europe as well as the Rose Garden, the congress centre of the city. Not only the permanent collections of the Reiss-Engelhorn museum enjoy an excellent reputation, but also regular special history, art and photography exhibitions lure visitors to the cultural city of Mannheim. Speaking of culture, Mannheim celebrated the 250th anniversary of the birth of the poet Schiller (1759-1805) in 2009. He lived here and his work "Die Räuber" (The Robbers) was first performed in the town's National Theatre.
Even today the city loves a spectacular show, the modern SAP Arena hosts regular events with national and international superstars. There are not many distinguished musicians who have not performed in Mannheim.
Why not come to the metropolis that has it all - music, sport, art, culture and shopping and enjoy it all in the ‘Quadrat’ (Mannheim’s nickname is Quadratestadt (Town of Squares).”