A city that thinks big

MERIAN Mannheim

The last time MERIAN published an issue about Mannheim was in 1976. Now, once again, Germany's most renowned travel magazine takes the reader on a voyage through the city that lies at the heart of the Rhine Neckar Metropolitan Region.

MERIAN Mannheim is available both in English and German.

Pure pomp is not its style. Mannheim’s sights are not only pretty but also functional. The city’s landmark “Wasserturm”, for example, once served as a cistern, and the Mannheim Baroque Palace houses the University of Mannheim nowadays. In many places, you can still find the remnants of Mannheim’s past as a residential city. In the 18th century, the city became a centre of the fine arts — rivalling other major European cities of the time. “Mannheim has the potential to capitalize on its heritage, and it’s an extremely interesting city break destination,” says chief editor Hansjörg Falz. 

Together with numerous partners and in cooperation with the Jahreszeiten-Verlag publishing company, the Stadtmarketing Mannheim GmbH has initiated the current issue. Karmen Strahonja, managing director of the Stadtmarketing Mannheim GmbH, appears excited: “With the MERIAN Mannheim issue, the city joins the ranks of destinations such as New York, Tokyo, or Munich — cities that have been portrayed by MERIAN in the past. This shows us that we are on the right track to making Mannheim a top destination for city breaks in the Southwest.”

Besides numerous reports and interviews, the new MERIAN issue also contains an infographic, many detailed maps, and 20 pages of additional information, insider tips, and beautiful pictures of Mannheim. The magazine is available in well-assorted newspaper kiosks and bookstores (both offline and online). You can also buy a copy at the

Tourist Information Mannheim
Willy-Brandt-Platz 5
68161 Mannheim