The Best 10 Things to Do in Mannheim Germany

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The Best 10 Things to Do in Mannheim Germany

The city of Mannheim is located in southwestern Germany and is part of Baden-Wurttemberg. It is famous for major industries such as mechanical, metal and textile industries. The city enjoys a distinctive culture, which is seen in the spread of the role of theatre and cultural events, museums and historical buildings that tell the history of the city established in the fifteenth century. Among the towers, churches, cathedrals, gardens and palaces, there is so much to do in the city of Mannheim, Germany.

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The Best 10 Things to Do in Mannheim Germany

1. Luisenpark Mannheim

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Luisenpark Mannheim is one of the city's most important theme parks, attracting tourists for a special leisure day with family and children's entertainment facilities. It has an amusement park, large green spaces for play and relaxation, attractive flower gardens, a picturesque lake and a garden. This historic park, established in 1892, also houses Chinese, statues and charming sculptures, as well as many restaurants.

The Luisenpark Mannheim has a lot to offer 365 days a year and it is not for nothing that it draws around 1.2 million visitors annually to the Mannheim Luisenpark, known as one of the most beautiful parks in Europe. On winding park paths and past sparkling water fountains and flowering tree and shrub groups, many seekers seeking peace turn their meditative rounds every day.

2. Mannheim Palace

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The Mannheim Palace is in the 18th century and now belongs to Mannheim University. It is known as the Baroque Palace, with historical artifacts, furniture, classical furniture and many objects that attract tourists. The palace rooms overlook the city with an attractive view, as well as many rare paintings and exhibits depicting the city's history and exposure to several wars. Mannheim Palace was built beginning in 1720 under, “Elector Carl Philipp” as one of the largest absolutist Baroque palaces on the Upper Rhine.

The Mannheim Court of his heir, “Carl Theodor” enjoyed an outstanding reputation as the centre of culture, art and science. Construction was conducted on the enormous building complex for a total of nearly forty years with the support of important artists such as, “Balthasar Neumann, Nicolas de Pigage and Cosmas Damian Asam”.

3. Yavuz Sultan Selim Mosque

The Yavuz Sultan Selim Mosque is one of the most important Islamic monuments in Germany. It was established in 1995 as the largest mosque in Germany and a history of the role of Ottoman Sultan Selim I in the Islamic conquest. The mosque is adjacent to a historic church built to imitate the greatness of Ottoman architecture in the mosques. Inside it is around hall decorated with gilded Qur'anic verses, blue decorations, marble fountains, a courtyard for 5,000 worshipers and a school to introduce the city's residents to the rules of the Islamic religion.

4. Telecommunications Tower

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The Telecommunications Tower is one of the city's most important modern landmarks. It was built in 1973 at a height of 212 meters and is known as the Ferenc Mildermeter. Visitors can climb to the top of the tower to get a fascinating panorama of the city and pick up many attractive images as well as visit the revolving restaurant at the top of the tower, which is a unique experience

5. Water Tower and Rose Garden

The Water Tower and Rose Garden are the symbols of the city of Mannheim, so they are seen as a central scene in the city's postcards. The water tower was built in 1886 at a height of 60 meters in the Art Nouveau yard. The tower overlooks the Rose Garden in Frederick, a charming historic garden with many sculptures, exquisite architectural details, fountains and stunning scenic views of the images.

6. Technoseum

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Technoseum is one of the best and most important technological museums in the city. The museum was designed by the architect Egyorg Berlin and was built in 1982 and is now one of the most important tourist attractions in the region. Industry and technology in Europe, as well as interest in archives, ancient libraries and manuscripts, which bear the stages of development of technology industries and is indeed a place worth visiting.

7. Capitol Theatre

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The Capitol Theatre is one of the famous landmarks in the city of Mannheim. The theatre was built in 1927 in the Neckarstadt-Ost district, and at that days it was the largest cinema in Germany. The theatre host many shows such as concerts and music shows, comedy and cabaret, parties, company parties and company presentations, literature and occasionally politics. The building accommodates 1200 people and it hosts nearly 130,000 visitors annually.

8. Chinese Teahouse

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The Chinese Teahouse was created in 2001 in Luisenpark. In this area of the park is the largest original Chinese tea house in Europe. With its southerly materials, such as natural stone, wood, bricks and tiles, typical of the South China style, the complex was designed and built according to the principles of the utmost authenticity: Chinese garden and landscape architect Professor Li Zheng planned locally using the ancient Chinese principles of Feng Shui, the "theory of wind and water", which states that the influences of the environment affect the beauty of a building and the happiness of its inhabitants.

The 220-square-meter teahouse spread over two floors, the 300-square-meter terrace and the garden are now a favourite retreat, rest and relaxation destination. Visitors gather here, at the eastern end of the Luisenpark, power and new energy.

9. Christuskirche Mannheim

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The Christuskirche is a Protestant church in the Mannheim district of Oststadt. Together with the Peace Church, it forms the Christ-Peace Community. It was built between 1907 and 1911 according to the plans of Christian Schrade in Art Nouveau style with neo-Baroque echoes. Barely affected by the great devastation, it has been preserved almost completely in its original condition.

10. Mannheim Harbour

Mannheim Harbour is one of the largest and famous harbours in Germany, and it is one of the most wonderful tourist attractions. The harbour area between the Rhine and Neckar can be experienced either from the shore or best with a harbour cruise on the water.

Why Visit Mannheim Germany

Mannheim is located at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar rivers in the north-west and is one of the top 20 cities in Germany. With a population of about 295,000, it is now an important tourist destination due to its combination of magnificent landmarks such as magnificent towers, palaces, churches, Gothic cathedrals and lush gardens.