The second largest city in the state of Baden-Württemberg surprises with an unusual urban planning: developed by Frederick IV, Elector Palatine of the Rhine, the city centre is divided into square blocks, which represent the famous Mannheim Squares. The geometrical arrangement emphasizes the magnificent baroque palace, in which may be the most beautiful university in Germany and the Palace Museum is situated.
The lavish water tower, which stands on the charming Friedrichsplatz (Friedrich Square), and is one of the most beautiful Art Nouveau facilities in Europe, is a symbolic landmark of the city. Mannheim is a multicultural city: cultural and recreational attractions are almost as varied as the 170 Nations that meet together here. Visitors are facing a difficult choice between the exhibition hall, the technical museum, the planetarium or SAParena, Rhine promenade and the banks of the Neckar River. The funky shoe shops in the city centre would make hearts of shoe fans beat faster. Travel inexpensively, quickly and safely to the city of squares by the comfortable buses of Deutsche Touring.