10 Things to Do in Mannheim That You Shouldn't Miss

December 4, 2017 Layne Dawes

Baden-Wurttemberg’s second-largest city after Stuttgart, Mannheim lies at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar Rivers and is rare among German cities for its layout, a grid pattern (or “quadrates”) similar to those found in North America. The grid was originally plotted in 1606 and emanated from Friedrichsburg fortress, which later became the site of Mannheim Palace. Today, it partly houses the University of Mannheim. The city’s iconic water tower and its beautiful Luisenpark are must-sees.
Restaurants in Mannheim

1. Luisenpark Mannheim

Theodor-Heuss-Anlage 2, 68165 Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany +49 621 410050
Excellent
69%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 798 reviews

Luisenpark Mannheim

City Park

Reviewed By Sam J

Absolutely lovely park very clean very large with lots of different Pubs and cafes and they also have the Chinese Garden restaurant spread out over the park ,also they have a sky tower where you can see all over Mannheim and surrounding areas it has a restaurant up there and only cost 7.50€ to go up The food is also well priced, all in all a good day out unless it’s raining then forget it

Im Zollhof 4, 67061 Ludwigshafen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany +49 621 59183410
Excellent
24%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
7%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 142 reviews

Rhein-Galerie

Reviewed By 545medva - Budapest, Hungary

As there are not too much to see and do in Ludwigshafen, the city is not too attractive, but they have an excellent shopping mall, where you can find everything.

3. Mannheimer Wasserturm

Friedrichsplatz, 68161 Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Excellent
57%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 498 reviews

Mannheimer Wasserturm

Reviewed By Ian R - London, United Kingdom

Nice little park in the centre of Mannheim. Fountains weren’t on due to time of year but am told they are amazing in Summer. The water tower is impressive.

A 4 2, 68159 Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany +49 4962 1127090
Excellent
65%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
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4.5 based on 116 reviews

Jesuitenkirche

Reviewed By Hendrik_NL - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The Jesuit Church of Mannheim is situated close to Schloss Mannheim; it is a good plan to pay a visit to this church after the tour of Schloss Mannheim. The interior of the Jesuit Church is bright and inspiring, but with enough religious art to have the feel of a Catholic church. What can I do more than add some pictures to this review to underline the impression. A visit is to be recommended.

5. Technoseum Mannheim (ehemals Landesmuseum fuer Technik und Arbeit)

Museumsstr. 1, 68165 Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany +49 4906 2142989
Excellent
53%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 165 reviews

Technoseum Mannheim (ehemals Landesmuseum fuer Technik und Arbeit)

Reviewed By Zainal Amar Z - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Installations are designed along a linear floor-by-floor route, starting with introducing key concepts of physics and mechanics as well as providing hands on/interactive exhibits to further understanding of such concepts.
They then go on to show the combination and application of these concepts in increasingly complex and modern machinery, from water turbines to wool looms and steam turbines.
A great, educational day out for kids, young and old(er). Be forewarned though, you'd need a working knowledge of German.

6. SAP Arena

Xaver-Fuhr-Str. 150, 68163 Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany +49 621 18190204
Excellent
51%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 218 reviews

SAP Arena

Reviewed By LeRoy E - Mannheim, Germany

Awesome place to be at in Mannheim during ice hockey season (DEL). I witnessed 2 Championships in SAP Arena together with the Mannheim Adler. But other events as well are stunning in this modern Arena! Back in 2007 I used to have VIP Tickets thanks to my Dad & I must say that the food & service in between breaks was just as good as the games.
If you ever visit Mannheim & you like watching ice hockey games, you definitely have to watch a Mannheim Adler game.

7. Schloss Mannheim

Bismarckstrasse, Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany +49 621 2922891
Excellent
40%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
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4 based on 309 reviews

Schloss Mannheim

Reviewed By Rachelle W - Los Angeles, California

The University of Mannheim is housed in the Mannheim Castle, a Baroque style building. I was here for a conference, and I have to admit that it just felt different when an education institution is inside a castle. The classic feeling was brought out.
Highly recommend for pictures and a quick tour of campus!

8. Herzogenriedpark

Max-Joseph-Str. 64, 68169 Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany +49 621 4100558
Excellent
57%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 76 reviews

Herzogenriedpark

Reviewed By sunshine-for-four - Shanghai, China

I would only see this park in the top 5, if you are looking for activities in Mannheim with children. Then it is well worth a trip. Smaller then the famous Luisenpark, but it offers Playgrounds, a water playground, small animals, a fitness path and a big and beautiful garden area.
Herzogenriedpark is a great place to let your kids run around and to enjoy a walk for a couple of hours. It is a clean and dog-free park.
Bring along snacks and drinks, as the kiosk/snack bar is not always open.
Check the internet for the special events that take place here like the medieval market, sports-day, St Martin procession for the kids...

9. Fernmeldeturm Mannheim

Luisenpark, Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany +49 621 419290
Excellent
43%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 80 reviews

Fernmeldeturm Mannheim

Reviewed By Richard-Roadman - Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands

I have visited several towers in the world including Germany and all had, for instance, the ussual souvenirshop and central casregisters to buy the entrance tickets. But not this one; you enter through an empty central hal, walk thru an short empty corridor to the elevator, push the button and than you wait, very patiently, to the elevator to arrive. And when it does the toweremployee will take you up and you pay him/her the 5euro entrencefee. The observationdek is completly enclosed so no worries about the wheater. There are several panels which give some information what you can see. Unfortunatly half of the is temporarly closed for work, but the side with the view over Mannheim center is open. I was there early in the morning and there was only 1 other couple with me at the dek. Parking is free btw.

Friedrichsplatz 4, 68165 Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany +49 621 2936430
Excellent
37%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 54 reviews

Kunsthalle Mannheim

Reviewed By antonvanold

Kunsthalle Mannheim has paintings by Bacon, Manet, Cézanne, van Gogh, Liebermann and Slevogt. It is a pleasant museum with lockers for backpacks next to the toilets in the basement. Temporary exhibits do not permit photography, but within the permanent collection the use of cameras without tripods or flash are acceptable. The ticket offices were in temporary trailers outside during October, 2015, just across from the main building entrance owing to construction and expansion efforts. Well worth an hour or two to visit.

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