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Barockschloss Mannheim

Mannheim’s most famous sight is the mustard-yellow-and-red sandstone Schloss, Germany’s largest baroque palace. Now occupied by the University of Mannheim, the 450m-long structure was built over the course of 40 yea…
Museum in Mannheim

Schloss Museum

In the Schloss Museum, off the main courtyard of Barockschloss Mannheim, you can see the impressively rococo Kabinettsbibliothek, saved from wartime destruction thanks to having been stored off-site, and several go-…
Church in Mannheim

Schlosskirche

Across the main courtyard of the Barockschloss Mannheim stands the baroque Schlosskirche, built from 1720 to 1731 and rebuilt after the war. Mozart performed here in 1777. It belongs to the Alt-Katholiken (Old Catho…
Museum in Mannheim

Kunsthalle Museum

Mannheim's premier gallery is a vast repository of modern and contemporary art by masters such as Cézanne, Degas, Manet, Kandinsky and Rodin. The permanent collection has often been stored away to make space for blo…
Church in Mannheim

Jesuitenkirche

A sumptuously ornate baroque vision, glowing with gold leaf, the Jesuitenkirche was built between 1733 and 1760. When Mozart spent time in Mannheim in the late 1700s, he praised its acoustics and atmosphere. Like th…
Park in Mannheim

Friedrichsplatz

Five blocks northeast of the Hauptbahnhof, Friedrichsplatz is an oasis of manicured lawns, lovely flower beds and art-nouveau fountains. Its centrepiece is the 60m-high Wasserturm (Water Tower), a bit of 19th-centur…