Mannheim Sights and Landmarks Guide, Germany
Mannheim, in early history, became a famous destination for lovers of art and artists. The city continues to be a tourist destination and today, Mannheim Sights provide a wide collection of cultural monuments, museums, and leisure sites.
Mannheim Sights – Culture and History
Mannheim’s culture and history are reflected on some of its tourist attractions. Castles, cultural landmarks, and historical infrastructures are some of the examples of this type of tourist attraction.
Mannheim Castle, also known as the Kurfurstliche Schloss or Electoral Castle, was constructed between 1720 and 1760. Mannheim castle is famous for having the biggest autonomous baroque complex in Germany. The political aspiration of the Palatinate-Wittelsbach monarchs is reflected in the interior of the castle.
Water Tower. This tower is considered the most celebrated landmark of the city of Mannheim. Constructed with yellow sandstone with a height of approximately 60 meters, the water tower was built in 1886. The Roman monumental style along with the statue of Amphitrite, wife of the god of the sea, appears to be very prominent characteristics of the tower. Apart from being a cultural landmark, the Water Tower also serves as a recreational site. It has pools and a park where people can relax.
Mannheim Sights – Museums and Galleries
Tourists don’t just visit the cultural and recreational sites of Mannheim. They also find themselves engrossed in the extensive artwork collections exhibited in the city’s museums.
Reiss-Engelhorn Museums. Visitors fascinated in the history of art and of Mannheim can stopover at the Reiss Museum. It doesn’t just hold exhibitions but also educational events, lectures and concerts. The museum’s collections consist of subjects in archaeology, nature study, ethnology and art, and city and theatre history.
State Museum for Technology and Work. This museum is a huge, lengthy, white structure with breathtaking, angular ramps. Tourists are guided through 16 stages, starting from the topmost part of the museum. The collections on display are comprised of models of weaving and paper mill, and a Porsche manufacturing model. It also has many manufacturing machines.
Mannheim Sights – Recreation and Leisure
A trip to Mannheim is not complete without visiting places of recreation and leisure. The city has some of the most stunning parks where people could just lay around and relax. It also has a planetarium which is fitting for visitors who brought their children along.
The Luisenpark. This park proves to be the one of the most favorite among visitors including non-residents of Mannheim. The park was named after the Grand Duchess Luise. Luisenpark’s fame may be due to the combination of many remarkable facets like the parkland, a botanical garden, and a zoo.
The Planetarium. Visitors will find this planetarium notable. The hydraulic lifting platform is able to project 9,000 stars including the sun, the moon, and the planets in all their intricate motions. Every break, the planetarium provides a laser show.
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