The Mannheim Sightseeing Tour

Via Friedrichsplatz at the Wasserturm (water tower), through the picturesque Oststadt, along the green Neckar promenade, through the lively Jungbusch district to Mannheim’s Baroque Palace: this route takes in all the city’s most memorable sights.

 

From Mannheim’s main railway station, head straight to the Wasserturm (water tower). Mannheim’s landmark stands on Friedrichsplatz, the largest contiguous Art Nouveau complex in Germany. Just a short distance from the Rosengarten conference centre, you’ll find yourself in Oststadt – a real gem with its venerable villas and tall trees. In the heart of it all rises the largest Protestant church in Mannheim: the Christuskirche. The tour then takes you through the Luisenpark to Mannheim’s next landmark – the almost 218-metre-high telecommunications tower. From the viewing platform at the top, you have a magnificent vista over the city of squares. You can also enjoy a snack at the “Skyline” revolving restaurant.

Back in the saddle, you ride along the Neckar into the squares, past the Herschelbad and the Konkordienkirche built in 1706, then on to “Little Istanbul”. From there, you continue into the trendy Jungbusch district to the Pop Academy and further along the Jungbusch Promenade to the old ice stadium – birthplace of the Mannheim Adler ice hockey team. After that, you arrive at the Old Observatory and continue to the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums. Close by is the Jesuit Church and the adjacent Schillerplatz, where pretty cafés await you with a slice of cake. The grand courtyard of Mannheim’s Baroque Palace is the last stop on the sightseeing tour before you arrive back at the main station.

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