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Top Choice Palace in Mannheim

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…
Top Choice Cafe in Mannheim

Café Prag

A former tailor’s shop and cigar store, built in 1902, is now an arty cafe with Jugendstil woodwork, cranberry-red walls and a pre-war Central European feel. Smooth jazz on the stereo makes a perfect backdrop for en…
Church in Mannheim


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…
German in Mannheim

Gasthaus Zentrale

Dark and rustic, and opening to a terrace in warm weather, this welcoming place three blocks east of Paradeplatz rustles up salads, steaks, schnitzel and other pub favourites. Great-value daily specials (not availab…
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


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…
Italian in Mannheim


Not an Italian restaurant in the traditional sense, Kochstation cooks up contemporary dishes at its central open kitchen, with the option to mix and match seven types of fresh pasta and 15 different sauces. At the b…
Deli in Mannheim


Filled with German and international wines, cheeses, breads, sausages, hams, antipasti items like olives, liqueurs and chocolates, this aromatic food emporium is the ultimate place to pick up picnic fare.
Cafe in Mannheim

Café Journal

In a prime people-watching location on Mannheim's Marktplatz, French-styled Café Journal serves pan-European creations like Mediterranean vegetable strudel, salmon and spinach lasagne with Prosecco sauce, homemade s…