Welcome to Mannheim


The city's surrounding factories and heavy industry plants (automotive, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, engineering, agricultural and construction machinery) mean this isn't Germany at its prettiest, but they are a reminder of the drivers of the German economy.

Two important transportation firsts took place in Mannheim: Karl Drais created the world’s first bicycle in 1817, and Karl Benz built the world’s first automobile to combine an internal combustion engine and integrated chassis in 1885; the three-wheeled vehicle was patented in 1886.


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Mannheim activities

$34.70 Theme Parks

Holiday Park Entrance Ticket

Holiday Park, the German Plopsa park near Mannheim, is the perfect getaway! More than 30 sensational attractions and a unique combination of shows and live acts ensure endless fun for all ages! For the very smallest fans… The littlest ones are welcome at the fully themed Mayaland for lots of fluttery stomachs with attractions such as the Flower Tower, the Butterfly Flight and Majas Blütensplash. And that isn’t all! Fly through the air as you ride the Wellenflug or play captain of one of the Fischerboote, located in the middle of the brand new zone The Beach. Who knows, maybe you’ll run into some of your favourite heroes such as Holly, Vicky the Viking, Maya the Bee or Heidi! … But for true adrenaline junkies as well! For whoever loves a challenge and gets a kick out of action and speed, the bigFM Expedition GeForce is certainly worth a ride. Whizz along this internationally award-winning rollercoaster at top speeds of as much as 120 km/h! In need of even more thrills? As you experience the feeling of complete weightlessness in the mysterious Anubis Free Fall Tower, do you dare to open your eyes and enjoy the stunning views? Or try the Sky Scream, a unique launch coaster which takes you up 55 meters in no time at speeds of 100 km/h, for goose bumps over your whole body. For 100% pure adrenaline, Holiday Park is the place to be! Of course, for family fun you can also enjoy water attractions such as the Donnerfluss and the Vicky Splash or a thrilling flight with the Sky Fly.