Experience the vibrating heartbeat of one of Germanys most varied metropolises. Mannheim is the city of joie de vivre, economic strength and inspiration at the heart of the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region.
This varied city with its cosmopolitan flair and forward-looking outlook offers all the advantages of a metropolis with everything close at hand. Sights like the citys trademark Wasserturm, its surrounding Art Nouveau gardens or Europes second-largest Baroque palace are all very close to the city centre. And here you never need to get lost thanks to the checkerboard layout of houses – consisting of 144 blocks, hence the nickname Grid-City.
Shopping, culture and sport – the Grid-City caters to every taste. Numerous major events and festivals attract thousands of visitors to Mannheim from all over Europe. So staying in the Grid-City is a really special experience.
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Heidelberg is beautiful
Heidelberg is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. The picturesque ensemble of the castle, the Old Town, and the river Neckar surrounded by hills, which inspired the poets and artists of romanticism, still fascinates millions of visitors from all over the world today. But there’s more to Heidelberg than romanticism.
Heidelberg is a city of science. It is home to Germany’s oldest university, as well as to numerous others, and to a host of internationally renowned research institutes and research-based companies. The International Building Exhibition (IBA) shows the city and the scientific community working together even more closely in the future.
Heidelberg is international. About 11.8 million visitors from all over the world come to the city each year. The population, too, is international: an estimated 45,000 of Heidelberg’s inhabitants have an immigrant background – many of them are scientists and students.
Heidelberg is green. The combination of attractive countryside, favorable climate and urban lifestyle makes Heidelberg one of the leading cities in Germany in terms of leisure value. In addition, the city has received multiple awards for its commitment to the environment.
Heidelberg has a history. First mentioned in 1196, Heidelberg was planned and built, together with the castle, in the 13th century. Heidelberg’s heyday as the capital of the Electoral Palatinate began not least with the foundation of the university – today the oldest in Germany – in 1386. Heidelberg was one of the few major German cities to be largely spared the destruction of the World War II.