Mannheim: Where Industry meets History

Alara Benlier | Live the World

November 23, 2022

Baden-Württemberg's beautiful city, Mannheim was a cute small fishing village at the beginning of 17th Century. The city hosted Goethe, Mozart, Schiller and many more for a long amount of time. Two very important transportation vehicle took place also in Mannheim! Karl Drais created the first bicycle in 1817 and of course, Karl Benz built the first automobile with an internal combustion engine and integrated chassis in 1885 in here! The language in here is no problem because it's almost like an international hub with lots of different nationalities and the city also hosts a great amount of US military personnel in Germany.

Mannheim was a very beautiful city near the Rhine and Neckar river but during the World War II, the city was flattened by bombs. It was rebuilt from the dust but the architecture left modest, but don't worry there are still beautiful places waiting for you to be discovered. :) Here are some beauties in Mannheim!

Germany's largest Baroque Palace: Barockschloss Mannheim

This mustard yellow and red Palace is one of the most famous sights in Mannheim. This beautiful place was built in the mid-1700s for over 40 years but almost destroyed completely during the World War II. Today the palace is occupied by the University of Mannheim. In the main courtyard, you can find the Schloss Museum and the baroque Schlosskirche (Palace Church).

In the Schloss Museum, you can see the Kabinettsbibliothek, Baroque halls and gorgeous chandeliers which was saved from the destruction of the World War II. It is a great example how the interior was in Mannheim before the war.

The famous Schloss Kirche was built in 1720 and re-built again after the war. It belongs to the Old Catholics in Germany and the most amazing part is, Mozart, performed in this church in 1777!

Mozart's another favorite Church: Jesuitenkirche

This splendid baroque style church was built between 1733 and 1760. It is told that, when Mozart stayed in Mannheim, he was in love with the church's acoustics and great atmosphere. This beautiful church was also damaged during the World War II but it was reconstructed and today, it stands by its glory.

For the Museum Lovers: Kunsthalle Museum

This amazing premier gallery hosts modern and contemporary art from Degas, Manet, Kandinsky, Cezanne, Rodin and many more. The collection was used to be stored to create space for many exhibitions but the Museum went through a renovation and now it has new 16,000-sq-metre exhibitions space!

Discover the beautiful Friedrichsplatz!

Friedrichsplatz is a very popular meeting point for everyone because it is an amazing place to celebrate your special moments with your friends and family and also just to relax. You will be amazed by the cute flower beds and of course the famous fountains. The biggest fountain is named Wasserturm (Water Tower) which is located in the center. It is also one of the most beautiful city symbols of Mannheim. This lovely fountain was constructed in 1886, covered with sculptures and is the highest point of Mannheim with its 60 meters height.

When traveling kids, Luisenpark is definitely a must-see-place! You can get to see lots of animals and beautiful plants!

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