Mannheim is a city in south western Germany, situated in the Bundesland of Baden-Württemberg district. Located where the Rhine River and the Neckar River meet, Mannheim is the second largest city in the area. This German city is unusual for the area as the streets are laid out in a grid pattern; this design has earned the nickname of ‘die Quadratestadt,’ which means ‘city of the squares.’
Mannheim’s economy is strongly associated with manufacturing. This is home to Daimler AG, with a plant that assembles diesel engines and buses. The city is also the division headquarters for the Swiss Roche Diagnostic group, and there are large factories and offices for ABB, Alstom, BASF, Bilfinger Berger, Bombardier, Fuchs Petrolub AG, John Deere, Siemens, SCA, Südzucker, and other companies. Mannheim, Germany offers many locations for office space throughout the region.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The National Theatre Mannheim is home to the oldest stage in Germany. The first production was shown in 1782. It was the premier of Die Räuber, written by Friedrich Schiller. The theatre is still offering cultural events today. Places of interest in Mannheim include Mannheim Palace - a large 18th century palace that is now part of the University of Mannheim, and the cities symbol, an old water tower, der Wasserturm. Breite Strasse, Kunststrasse, and Kapuzinerplanken are the main shopping areas within Mannheim’s. The Marktplatz (Market place) transforms the square every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. This fresh farmer’s market offers fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers for sale. Mannheim German Restaurants include Zur Axt and Heller’s Vegetarisches Restaurant & Café. Heller’s offers a selection of vegan and vegetarian dishes. Other dining options in Mannheim include Bootshaus, a restaurant offering German cuisine, steaks and other grilled options. It is open for breakfast to late night dining.
Frankfurt International Airport is 65 km (40 miles) to the north of Mannheim’s city centre. There is a ring of motorways connecting Mannheim to Frankfurt in the north, Karlsruhe in the south, Saarbrücken in the west, and Nuremberg in the east. The Mannheim Hauptbahnhof (central rail station) is situated at the end of the Mannheim-Stuttgart high-speed rail line. This station is served by ICE high-speed trains and S-Bahn local train service.