Mannheim is the second largest city in Baden-Württemberg, Germany and located at the confluence of the River Rhine and the River Neckar.
Use the services like car for rent in Mannheim on your arrival at the Mannheim City Airport, 4 km away from your destination. If you like chess, then you will love the city’s street planning! They are laid out like a chess board, with street names such as ‘Q3’, followed by the house number ‘12’. The names are easy to pronounce and to remember than a street name as ‘Himmelhochrueckenweg’, right? Mannheim was the home of two very important inventors; the world’s first bicycle, built by Karl Freiherr von Drais in 1817 and the world’s first motorcar, constructed by Karl Benz in 1885. But Mannheim has also other fantastic achievement to show as its churches, fine buildings, squares, parks, great shopping and dining, excellent entertainment venues and fun loving citizens, a splendid place to make yourself a home during your vacation.
Rent a car in Mannheim and get to one of the most famous sights, the Water tower, built in ‘Jugendstil’ (Arte-Nouveau style) and the Mannheim Palace, nowadays the main building of the University of Mannheim. Stroll through the lively farmer’s market; maybe buy some fresh goodies for a picnic in one of the many parks. A must climb, no, not by feet, there is an express lift to the top of the 210 m tall ‘Fernmeldeturm’ from where you have a terrific view over the city and its rivers. Maybe have a drink or a meal at the revolving restaurant before entering one of the many museums with their excellent exhibitions. The entertainment is fabulous everything is right here, and when your stomach asks for a filling, then try out one of the numerous pretzel stands or get yourself a fine ‘Döner’.
Hire a car in Mannheim and if you have enough time, follow the tracks of the world's first long-distance journey by automobile performed in 1888, from Mannheim to the Black Forest and back, total length 200 km. The Bertha Benz Memorial Route also leads to one of the most attractive scenic regions in Germany, the wine region Baden. A nearer highlight is Heidelberg, an absolute picturesque city with many attractions and from there to Mainz and Speyer before crossing the river over the ‘Nibelungen Bridge’ at Worms. Each of those 3 cities is actually a several days visit worth with the numerous landmarks and beautiful surroundings. For garden fans take another short trip to Schwetzingen and stroll through the fantastic gardens.
Those described samples touch hardly the beginning of an enormous list of attractions, there are fun parks for the whole family, boat trips on the rivers and great parks to traverse. The best thing you can do; come and explore this outstanding area by yourself!
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