The main shopping street in the heart of Mannheim's squares stretches for 800 meters from the water tower "Wasserturm" to the square "Paradeplatz". Strolling in a relaxed atmosphere, shopping and simply discovering something new is a combination that makes the "Planken" a magnet for visitors way beyond the region. Countless retailers from every sector mix with traditional department stores to leave no wish unfulfilled. Individual style, niche products or high fashion - Mannheim's Planken offer everything and more. An extensive redesign is currently giving the area a new chic. From spring 2019, the Planken will boast barrier-free tram and bus stops, new tracks, new paving, new lighting and modern street furniture.