Popular Accommodations in Mannheim
Highlights in Mannheim
- Baroque castle
- Unique art nouveau architecture
- Rich calendar of events
- Peace and quiet amidst picturesque floodplains
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Vacation rentals in Mannheim
The large city of Mannheim is located in the middle of the border triangle between Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse and is therefore not only a traffic junction, but also an ideal location for exploring the region steeped in history. If you are looking for a holiday apartment in Mannheim, you will find it especially in the districts Neckarstadt-West as well as in the city centre. Especially beautiful are the holiday apartments and apartments in the Art Nouveau buildings in the so-called City of Squares, from where you can easily reach most of the sights on foot.Vacation rentals away from the centre
If, on the other hand, you are looking for a more quietly situated vacation rental in Mannheim, the search on the outskirts of the city a little up the Rhine is a good idea. Many of the houses are located close to the picturesque Old Rhine arms and, despite their central location, allow you to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Alternatively, you can also settle on the banks of the Neckar, from where it is only a stone's throw to the venerable university town of Heidelberg, which is perfect for a day trip.
Vacation in Mannheim
Location and orientation
Mannheim owes its excellent traffic connections to its location in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region so that you can easily reach it by car via the A61, A5 and A6 motorways. Thanks to the Mannheim City Airport in the Neuostheim district, you can also travel directly from Berlin and Hamburg by plane. Frankfurt International Airport is also only 65 kilometers from the city.The city of squares
Due to a sophisticated local public transport network, no own vehicle is required for travel within Mannheim. A special feature of the city on the Rhine and Neckar, however, is the historical centre, also known as the City of Squares, as all the blocks of houses starting from Mannheim Castle are laid out as if on a chessboard. But that's not all, because street names are searched in vain, especially since the individual quadrants are systematically named with individual letters and numbers. In order to find your way around your vacation rental in Mannheim right away, you should always have a city map ready.
Things to know
Mannheim not only has one of the most important inland ports in Europe, but also a very special climate. Protected by the Odenwald and Pfälzerwald forests, Mannheim has a very mild climate with mild average temperatures for Central Europe and low annual precipitation. Particularly in the hot summer months of June and August, when the thermometer slightly exceeds the 30 degrees Celsius mark, the proximity to the Rhine meadows in the city centre means that it quickly becomes humid, so that the best travel time for Mannheim tends to be between April and June and in September and October.Regular events
Mannheim's calendar of events is filled to bursting and offers you interesting events throughout the year, which are definitely worth a visit. The spectrum ranges from the music festival Time Warp in April through the Upper Rhine Early Regatta and the International Schiller Days in June to the International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg in November. The programme of events is rounded off by the two large Christmas markets on the Kapuzinerplanken and at the foot of the Wasserturm, which you can easily reach on foot from your vacation rental in Mannheim.
The spaghetti ice cream, popular all over the world today, was invented in 1969 by Dario Fontanella, an ice cream manufacturer from Mannheim.
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Built in 1760 in the Baroque style, the city palace is still the cultural centre of the city today and houses what is probably the most beautiful university in Germany as well as numerous interesting rooms. These include the Castle Museum and the historic Knights' Hall with its collections of paintings and coins as well as royal furniture from past centuries. Particularly worth seeing is the castle church in the west wing of the castle, which served as the private court chapel of the Elector of the Palatinate until 1777 and still amazes visitors today with its 224 square metre ceiling painting.2nd Planetarium
After the Mannheim Planetarium was almost completely destroyed during the Second World War, it took 50 years to be rebuilt not far from its original location. Today the observatory inspires small and large astronomers from Tuesday to Sunday and takes you on a journey through the nebula of our galaxy. Located directly on Europaplatz, you can reach the Planetarium from your holiday apartment in Mannheim either on foot or by public transport from outside.3rd Mannemer Dirt
Mannheim also has a lot to offer on the culinary level. In addition to numerous international influences, which the city owes to its inhabitants from over 170 nations, there is hardly anything more representative of Mannheim than the Makronengebäck Mannemer Dreck, originally made of marzipan, cloves, hazelnuts and almonds. Today you get the real Mannemer dirt in many places of the city even with a certificate of authenticity.