Mannheim is a city in German that lies between the rivers Neckar and Rhine. It’s the third biggest city in Germany’s Baden-Wurttemberg state, and home to more than 313,000 residents. Its streets and avenues follow a distinctive grid pattern that has earned it the nickname, “City of Squares”.
It boasts beautiful buildings and parks alongside factories and industrial plants. Famous industrial giants in Mannheim include Daimler, Jon Deere, Caterpillar, IBM, ABB and Unilever. The city is famous for wits inventions like the automobile (first test-run in 1886), the world’s first rocket plane (built by Julius Hatry), and the Lanz Bulldog (a popular tractor, first introduced in 1921).
Mannheim is surrounded by a number of motorways which connect it to the neighbouring cities Frankfurt, Karlsruhe and Saarbrucken. Its main train station, Mannheim Hauptbahnhof, is an important railway junction, and offers a high speed train links to various parts of the country. Trams and buses are also available.
Visitors have a choice of two airports. Either Mannheim City Airport, or Frankfurt International Airport, situated 40 miles north of Mannheim.
Mannheim plays host to a number of high-quality serviced apartments, perfect for long or short breaks.