Mannheim, Gründer- und Innovationsstadt




The right location for every occasion

Eventlocations and Festivals in the City of Squares

Fireworks at the Maimarkt grounds
Fireworks at the Maimarkt grounds © MAG


Welcome to the Hall of Fame! From Madonna and Michael Bublé to Usher - a long list of global superstars have all given legendary concerts in Mannheim. Where? At the SAP Arena - the largest event hall in Baden-Württemberg. The home of German ice hockey champions "Adler Mannheim" writes history every day, and not just in music or sport. Witness for yourself the coronation of the next "Voice of Germany" or marvel at the artists of the Cirque du Soleil. Simply magical!

As large as 32 soccer pitches and with 800,000 visitors a year, the "Maimarkt" area together with the "Maimarkthalle Mannheim" is the event mecca in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region. Millions know and love what could well be Germany's most spectacular offline marketplace. From a practical vegetable slicer to a prefabricated house - over 20,000 products are waiting to be discovered at the Maimarkt Mannheim. Fans of electro music get their money's worth when the Maimarkthalle turns into a time machine. Every year, over 15,000 ravers from all over Europe gather for the Time Warp festival to dance to the beats of international DJs like Sven Väth.

Concert in the Alte Feuerwache Mannheim venue
Concert in the Alte Feuerwache Mannheim venue © Nicolai Boenig

If you want to go a bit more upmarket, Mannheim's Rosengarten complex is a cultural flagship for the city and region, hosting around 130 events every year. Here, in the heart of Mannheim, you can experience performances by world stars such as Alfred Brendel and Anna Netrebko. But the Congress Center Rosengarten is much more than a concert venue. It is one of the most important congressional buildings in Germany, focusing on top-level medical congresses. The Congress of Cardiologists, for example, is a regular highlight.

One of the most popular venues in Mannheim is a place where fire fighters once prepared for their missions. Now a listed building, the "Alte Feuerwache" regularly hosts concerts, art exhibitions and parties - industrial charm thrown in. Whether it's the concentrated brass power of a New Orleans band, a poetry slam or Mannheim's biggest Halloween party - a visit to the city's former main fire station will quickly become burnt into your memory.