Mannheim is the second-largest city in the state of Baden-Württemberg after the capital Stuttgart. It is a vital industry and trade centre and is separated from neighbouring Ludwigshafen only by the river Rhine.
While staying in a hotel in Mannheim, you will recognise the inner city being laid out in a grid pattern, much like many North American cities. Many of Mannheim’s hotels are located in close proximity to the Paradeplatz (parade square), the lively centre of the city. If you are staying at a hotel in the inner city of Mannheim, nearby shopping street Kurpfalzstraße will be the ideal choice to go for a stroll.
Numerous Mannheim hotels are located near the banks of the river Rhine, where you will find the former palace of the prince-electors, which you may visit during your stay in a Mannheim hotel. While staying at a hotel in Mannheim you should also see the chapel of palace that houses the grave of prince-elector Carl Pilipp.
The water tower, Mannheim’s landmark, is located at the square Friedrichsplatz, near your Mannheim hotel. This Wasserturm (water tower), an art nouveau building, with its trick fountains will grant tranquillity and relaxation during your stay in a Mannheim hotel. The Luisenpark, a popular destination for Mannheim’s hotel guests, was built more than 100 years ago and offers a variety of plants and vivariums as well as a rotating restaurant from which you will have a wonderful view over Mannheim with all its hotels and sights.
Mannheim is being traversed by eleven bus lines. The guests of a Mannheim hotel also profit from the various offers of “car sharing”. Mannheim’s hotels are frequently fully booked during the yearly musical events “Time Warp” and “Arena of Pop”. The best known enterprises situated in Mannheim are engine producer Daimler, power plant Alstom and electronics company WIMA.
Total population: 309,712 (March 2007)
Postal codes: 68159 - 309