Social events

Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception

Tuesday, May 30th

The Opening Ceremony with the “Sound of Mannheim Performance by the City of Mannheim” in the „Hall of Muses“, Rosengarten, Mannheim

Immediately after the Opening Ceremony there will be the Welcome Reception at the exhibition area in Rosengarten, Mannheim

Free of charge


Mannheimer Schule 2.0

The Electoral Palatinate Chamber Orchestra project is aimed at schools in Mannheim, and in particular children with a migration background from problem districts of the city. In cooperation with the world champion of street dance David Kwiek, alias Mr. Quick, the project is introducing school students to classical music in combination with modern street dance, and providing teachers at secondary schools in Mannheim with dynamic and creative support. Last year the project successfully reached the final of the talent show Supertalent.

Ron Jerome Amponsem

The native of Heidelberg wrote his first song when he was just 14 – a passion that continues to thisday.  Having grown up and put down roots in Mannheim, he is now 30 and has been working on his debut album for a year in the multi-award winning TrueBusyness Studios Berlin, which is run by Sascha-Busy Bühren, one of the most successful sound engineers in the state. The artist is produced by the successful music producer Kiko Maßbaum, who has also received multiple gold and platinum awards, as well as the renowned “Echo” music prize.


Luna & Lewis

A duo in an unusual constellation, who get into their audience’s heads and ears with atmospheric vocals and melodious basses. The unique sound texture they create is a fascinating combination of melancholy, a hint of pop, electronic influences and acoustic jazz which lingers and asks you to do the same.

The Mannheim duo Luna & Lewis, consisting of Laura Volk (vocals, guitar) and Jeremy Heiß (keyboard), was formed in 2014 while they were both studying at the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts. After starting out as “musical guinea pigs”, in 2015 the Mannheim pop promotion project “Bandsupport” took them under its wings, and they are now gradually conquering the stages and ears of the Rhine-Neckar delta.

One Lambda Fest

Wednesday, May 31st, 7 – 8.30 pm

Congress Center Rosengarten, Level 2 – Foyer

Tulip Run & Walk

The traditional run will take place on Thursday, June 1st from 07:00 till 08:00.
The running distance is 5 km. Information about the exact route will follow soon.
People can also join if they want to walk, instead of running. Participants can pick up their running shirts at GenDx booth. At the end of the run three prizes will be given to the best runners and all participants will receive a small souvenir. Water, bananas and muesli bars will be provided at the Finish.

Participants can register here.

Gala Dinner at Heidelberg Castle

Thursday, June 1st

Barrel cellar and Königssaal, Heidelberg Castle

Year after year the world-famous Heidelberg Castle attracts several million visitors. After a reception on the balcony of the ruined castle with a wonderful view over the old town, the Old Bridge and the peacefully flowing Neckar, guests can look forward to an early summer party in the barrel cellar and historic Königsaal. The focus will first be on culinary creations from the region, stylishly staged by Michelin-starred chef Martin Scharff and his team. The band SoundExpress and the full-blooded musician Roberto Moreno from Barcelona will then invite you to enjoy atmospheric entertainment and dancing.

Attendance fee € 70

A bus shuttle will be organised for you from and back to the CC Rosengarten.

Busshuttle Gala Dinner Heidelberg Castle

19:00/19:15       Busshuttle starts from CC Rosengarten Mannheim (Main Entrance)
23:30 – 01:00    Busshuttle from Heidelberg Castle to CC Rosengarten Mannheim

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