Walk in Mannheim, Germany

Walk in Mannheim, Germany

Mannheim, officially the University City of Mannheim (German: Universitätsstadt Mannheim), is the second-largest city in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, after the state capital of Stuttgart, and Germany’s 21st-largest city.

Mannheim is unusual among German cities in that its city centre streets and avenues are laid out in a grid pattern, leading to city’s nickname Quadratestadt (Square City).

Within a ring of avenues surrounding the city centre, there are squares, numbered from A1 to U6, instead of street names. At the southern base of that system id Mannheim Palace, one of the largest palace complexes in the world, and the second-largest in Baroque style after Versailles.

We start our tour at Marktplatzbrunnen. The Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus) in Mannheim stands on the southern edge of the market square in square G1.

The former administrative building forms a Baroque double building built at the beginning of the 18th century with St. Sebastian’s Church and the bell tower placed between them. The ensemble of buildings is an example of Mannheim symmetry.

Then we move on to key areas like Breite Straße, the Schloss Mannheim, or Mannheim Palace and later the modern complex Q6 Q7. You will get a glimpse of Mannheim’s vibrant life at Paradeplatz and Friedrichsring.

Next, we head to Friedrichsplatz and the Wasserturm, the city’s prominent landmark.

Finally, we’ll end our tour via the Kaiserring walking to the historical Hauptbahnhof. This tour gives you a glimpse of Mannheim.

Video Source: MANNHEIM, Germany – Windy Summer Day (2021) – 4K 60fps (UHD) from POPtravel on Youtube CC BY

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