Willy-Brandt-Platz 17 68161 Mannheim Deutschland
Ticket office hours
|Monday||06:00 - 21:00|
|Tuesday||06:00 - 21:00|
|Wednesday||06:00 - 21:00|
|Thursday||06:00 - 21:00|
|Friday||06:00 - 21:00|
|Saturday||08:00 - 20:30|
|Sunday||08:00 - 20:30|
Mannheim train station can be found on the southern edge of the city centre. Although some of the station building dates back to the 19th century, it has been redeveloped, with modern shops and services inside. This important station is the second-largest traffic hub in south-west Germany. Around 110,000 passengers come and go every day on the 658 trains, which include 238 long-distance services. The high-speed intercity trains, ICE and IC, operate from here, helping to reduce the journey time to and from many popular destinations. The journey from Paris to Mannheim is just 3h00mins, Berlin-Mannheim is under 5h00mins, and Frankfurt to Mannheim is a speedy 30 minutes. After arriving, there is a wide selection of trams and buses at the station, waiting to help passengers get around the city.
Anyone arriving at Mannheim train station will find the city centre a comfortable stroll away. Just 10 minutes down the road is Mannheimer Schloss. This huge Baroque building is home to tapestries, furniture, paintings, porcelain and silverware. It sits upon a regal six hectares of land and is now partly used by the local university. The layout of Mannheim was designed to work as a grid network, starting at the palace, creating the basis for a fortress. The same layout remains in the city to this day, earning the centre the nickname of ‘The Square Town’.
Heading 15 minutes further on foot, visitors will reach the Nationaltheater. It’s famous in Germany as being the country's oldest local theatre, and it’s over 235 years old! Art lovers should stop at the Kunsthalle contemporary art museum, just before the theatre. Here, works of art from masters like Vincent van Gogh, Alfred Sisley and Gustave Courbet can be admired. Three-dimensional works of art are brought to life in the form of sculpture, with works by Rodin, Degas, Moore and Daumier. The museum sits within a public garden called Friedrichsplatz. Surrounded by manicured lawns, a 60-metre-high water tower stands proudly. Built in the late 19th century to service the city’s needs, it is still one of the finest examples of Neo-Baroque buildings in Germany.
If travellers feel like getting a more literal taste of the city, they should try some of the local specialties, like Mannheimer Dreck (a macaroon pastry made with marzipan and nuts), or the Schupfnudeln (a thick dumpling/noodle dish).
|Mannheim train station address|
|Ticket office hours|
|Monday to Friday: 06:00am - 09:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 08:00am - 08:30pm