Pleasure between Rhine and Neckar: Locations with a view of the water

What a feeling - sunbeams warming your face, your eyes roam over gentle waves, your feet buried in the sand, in your hand a cold drink. This feels just like a mini-break - a little time-out from everyday life without having to leave home. Mannheim is fortunate to lie  between two rivers, with many great cafés, restaurants and bars that offer great water views. So get out into the open and discover many beautiful beer gardens, beach bars and sun terraces!

© Neckarstrand


Fancy drinks, delicious tapas and an unbeatable view of the Rhine and Mannheim's famous port: all this awaits you at the bar in Speicher7. The former emergency granary is today one of the hippest addresses in the city. You won't find so many unusual and delicious cocktails anywhere else. Highly recommended: one of the fabulous gin cocktails. Simply delicious!

Rheinvorlandstraße 7
68159 Mannheim


For over 100 years, the city's lido has been popular with Mannheim’s sun worshippers. Now you can experience a touch of Dolce Vita too, because the Purino restaurant offers genuine Italian food and a holiday feeling for the whole family. Whether it’s handmade pasta or traditional stone oven pizza, they offer something for every taste. You just have to try their pizzas, which are baked with their own special tomato sauce and only natural products.

Restaurant PURINO Mannheim
Im Strandbad Mannheim
Strandbadweg 1
68199 Mannheim

Die Metzgerei

In the Lindenhof district, just a stone's throw from the Rhine, but twice as charming, the bistro in a former butcher's shop offers French flair. Freshness and quality are just as central here as the warm, personal approach of the two hosts. Our special tip: If you fancy a picnic by the Rhine, you can choose from four different baskets in the butcher's shop, the names of which reveal their contents - Mannheim, Italy, France and BIO. Picnic blanket, glasses and wine cooler can be conveniently borrowed against a deposit.

Die Metzgerei
Rheinparkstrasse 4
68163 Mannheim
Tel: 0 621  83 25 26 15


A short distance from the city centre, behind the impressive baroque palace, you will find one of the most beautiful beer gardens in Mannheim. The "Rheinterrassen" combine Palatine dishes and French cuisine. A big plus is the emphasis on good and sustainable ingredients. The result is definitely delicious. Sit with a selection of French cheeses and a good red wine, enjoying the view of the Rhine and watching the ships pass by - that comes close to a holiday in itself.

Rheinterrassen Das Gasthaus am Fluss
Rheinpromenade 15
68163 Mannheim


It's not possible to get closer to the water without actually being in it. A holiday at home is what this converted steamer offers with its unusual, floating outdoor terrace. Here you can relax and enjoy your evening with cool drinks and creative delicacies. Stay until sunset and enjoy a fantastic view of the river.

Restaurant Heimat
Antwerpener Straße 42, 68219 Mannheim
Telefon: 0621 893960


Manufaktur/Playa del MA

Whether you're looking for a relaxed coffee, a hearty dinner or a wild party night, the Playa del MA in the industrial port is always the right address. The fantastic beach atmosphere, views of the harbour and good music just beg you to linger. Especially recommended for anyone who likes to party in the open air.

Manufaktur / Playa del MA
Industriestraße 35
68169 Mannheim
Telefon 0621 15403469

Neckarstrand Mannheim

A genuine city beach can be found in the immediate vicinity of the squares on the "Neckarstrand". Here you can enjoy delicious cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere. The beach bar offers a great price-performance ratio and above all an idyllic place to sit and chill. Whether in a beach chair or hammock, in the shade or the sun, with a coke or a caipirinha: just get cosy and relax!

Neckarstrand Mannheim
68161 Mannheim

OEG City Beach

The best-known beach bar in the city is probably the OEG City Beach. Here homemade burgers are made from 100 per cent beef and there's a wide selection of cocktails and the latest summer drinks. Chill out in a deck chair between the palms and watch the hustle and bustle on the Neckar while enjoying the sunset.

OEG City Beach
Friedrichsring 48
68161 Mannheim


The Marabu lets you enjoy a stunning view of the Neckar and the telecommunications tower. On the terrace, surrounded by greenery, you can enjoy good food and forget about everyday life. Especially recommended is the great-value after-work dish, which changes regularly. Available Monday to Friday from 5 p.m.

Maruba Das Gasthaus
Feudenheimer Straße 2
68167 Mannheim

Hafen 49

Located amid romantic brick-red ruins and rusty container wrecks lies Mannheim's craziest hideout at anchor: "Hafen 49". House, Techno and Electronica invite you to party in the open air to the best beats. In the heart of Mannheim's port, you will find the hippest events in the city. But, don't hang around: tickets for the famous parties sell out in no time.

Hafen 49
Hafenstraße 49
68159 Mannheim

St. James

You can enjoy the finest burgers in an industrial port atmosphere on the terrace of St. James in the trendy C-HUB. With an incomparable view of the connecting canal, the creative delicacies taste even better. In the evening, St. James transforms itself from deli to bar, where you can sample delicious cocktails, whiskeys and bourbons with your burger.

St. James Bar & Deli
Hafenstraße 25-27
68159 Mannheim