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Mannheim: Guided Street Art Walking Tour

1. Mannheim: Guided Street Art Walking Tour

Discover urban artwork from national and international street artists that have transformed Mannheim’s grey façades into large-scale murals. Meet your guide and learn about the works on display as you stroll through an open-air urban art gallery, “Stadt.Wand.Kunst”. Choose between a walking tour of the Quadrate or Neckarstadt areas of the city, with private and shared tour options available in several languages. See a variety of innovative creative concepts as you stroll through Mannheim’s city center. Choose to discover the areas of Quadrate where you can see work by HERAKUT, LOW BROS, and Sourati, among others. Or, explore the Neckarstadt district which features work by PEETA, Ruben Sanchez, SatOne, and 1010.

Mannheim: Guided Walking Tour, Modern & Historical Mannheim

2. Mannheim: Guided Walking Tour, Modern & Historical Mannheim

Start the tour from Europe’s second-largest Baroque palace. Meet your expert guide who will provide more information about this stately former residence of the city the former residence of the Prince-electors of the House of Wittelsbach. Next, see the magnificent Jesuit Church located nearby in the city center. Stroll through the heart of the city and discover several charming squares, the assembled buildings of the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums, and the beloved “Planken” shopping street. Learn more about the monuments and memorials and uncover tales of Mannheim’s eventful history. Discover contemporary works of art at the atmospheric Art Nouveau square at Friedrichsplatz. Learn more about the varied gastronomic scene and the modern spirit of the city. Admire the view of Mannheim’s landmark historic water tower before finishing up your stroll through the city.

Segway Tour: Old Town Hall, Water Tower & Ehrenhof

3. Segway Tour: Old Town Hall, Water Tower & Ehrenhof

This Segway tour will guide you across the city of Mannheim. Together with a guide, explore Mannheim’s most worthwhile places of interest, such as the Ehrenhof Castle, the old Town Hall, the water tower, the National Theater, and much more. Left, right, straight ahead: get to know every corner of the city with the Segway. Not from A to Z, but from A to U – the planners who constructed Mannheim’s alphanumerically named streets ran out of space in the end! But, in any case, there’s a lot for you to see and to discover. Be swept off your feet by the fantastic churches, meaningful cultural sights, and much more. From the Baroque to the modern, it’s all there! Sample route: • Schloss Ehrenhof • Jesuitenkirche • Schillerplatz • Alte Sternwarte • Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen • Altes Rathaus • Synagoge • Museumsschiff • Nationaltheater • Christuskirche • Congress Center Rosengarten • Wasserturm • Friedrichsplatz • Kunsthalle

Mannheim: Guided Walking Tour with Night Watchman

4. Mannheim: Guided Walking Tour with Night Watchman

You will meet your guide, the night watchman, in front of the baroque Palace church. Together you will explore the area around Mannheim's baroque palace. Against the backdrop of historic buildings such as the old observatory or the armoury, join the night watchman for a chat about Mannheim’s development into a residence for the Palatinate Electors and the culture, society and religion that developed there throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. Listen as he reveals anecdotes about life at court, the changes to the city from one era to the next, and the not always honest goings on that he witnesses as he makes his rounds through Mannheim’s night-time streets. During the tour you will pass by several historical buildings and places such as the baroque palace church, the old observatory, the Jesuite church and Schillerplatz.

Mannheim: Guided Bus Tour

5. Mannheim: Guided Bus Tour

This extensive driving tour of Mannheim provides a great overview of the city and helps you discover its many hidden gems. Starting at the coach park at Toulonplatz in the city centre, first stop is the former residence of the Elector, Europe’s second largest baroque palace. You will also see the historic water tower, located in the centre of the Art Nouveau square of Friedrichsplatz. The route then crosses to the other side of the River Neckar and takes an excursion to the East. After this, we will drive back towards the city center, taking in the splendid mansions from the time of the city’s founding in the Oststadt district and the boulevard-style Augustaanlage. The tour crosses into the attractive Neckarstadt district and circles one of the largest district squares in the city, the Alter Messplatz. You will pass the Yavuz-Sultan-Selim mosque, one of Germany’s largest mosques, travel through the trendy Jungbusch neighbourhood and get a glance of the busy port of neighboring Ludwigshafen. The tour ends where it started, opposite the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums.

Segway Tour of Mannheim

6. Segway Tour of Mannheim

Roll through Mannheim by Segway and see the city's highlights while receiving an informative and interesting running commentary from your guide. See, among other attractions, the station, and the largest Baroque palace in Germany! This tour is led by well-versed guides, employees of the Mannheim Tourist Information Bureau. They will take you to selected fascinating sights within the city, and tell you all about the foundation and development of Mannheim. The joys of Segway riding are an additional attraction. You will start at Mannheim Station, once described as the "Mannheim milk bottle," and travel onwards to the water tower on beautiful Friedrichsplatz. After this you will pass the monument to Carl Benz, inventor of the car, and the Luisenpark, on your way over the Kurpfalzbrücke, through the city's Baroque grid to the marketplace. After this you will visit the synagogue, the town hall, and the Reiss-Engelhorn Museum. The route then turns towards the palace, and then back to the start point, Mannheim Station. Come along on this beautiful tour and Segway past all the important sights of Mannheim!

Mannheim: Jungbusch Guided Walking Tour

7. Mannheim: Jungbusch Guided Walking Tour

Feel the mix between a progressive creative scene and a cultural melting pot as you stroll through the vibrant neighborhood of Jungbusch on a guided walking tour. Get an insight into the development of this remarkable district and the living conditions of its past and present residents. After meeting your guide, travel through the trendy Jungbusch neighborhood and discover hip or vintage chic bars, cafes, and restaurants. See the creative side of the city as you pass the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg, galleries and exhibition spaces, and innovative start-ups that have made this neighborhood their home.

Mannheim: Segway Tour along the Neckar River

8. Mannheim: Segway Tour along the Neckar River

Ride along the Neckar River on a Segway and see the nicest bits of Mannheim! Along the way, your tour guide will tell you about the most important sights of this university town. The Neckar, a truly romantic river, strives toward the mouth of the Rhein as it flows through Mannheim. Its last few kilometers are nothing like the fields, forests, and meadows that typify the Neckar area, but there’s a lot to discover there. On this tour, you’ll see that cityscapes and industrial areas can have quite a lot of charm as well. Route: along the Neckar, we’ll pass the Collini Center on the way to the Museum Ship. Then, the path continues on the shores of the river to the Pop Academy and over the Jungbusch Bridge to the other shore. Finally, we’ll go by the fire station and the Neckar boardwalk before coming to the Mannheim rowing club Maruba and crossing the Schleusen Bridge. From there, it’s a short way through Neuostheim to Seckenheim. The route will take us back by the Mannheim Airport and the television tower. Come along on a wonderful Segway Tour and let the Neckar roll by as you roll along!

Segway Tour of Mannheim: Rhein, Waldpark, and Lindenhof

9. Segway Tour of Mannheim: Rhein, Waldpark, and Lindenhof

Enjoy a 2-hour guided Segway tour along the Rhein and see all that Mannheim has to offer. Ride by the noble Lindenhof area, through the magical Waldpark, and through the courtyard of the castle. Experience Germany’s most beloved river in an entirely new way: an exclusive Segway tour is exciting not just for you and the pedestrians you pass along the way, but also catches the attention of the crews of passing boats! The route will take us through the courtyard of the Mannheim Castle and across the castle garden to the shores of the Rhein, going toward the Rheinterrassen. We’ll continue along the Rhein, pass the noble Lindenhof area in the Waldpark on our way to the river’s shore, and return by a new route back to the castle. Experience Mannheim’s greatest sights with the comfortable convenience of a Segway.

Mannheim: Lindenhof Guided Walking Tour

10. Mannheim: Lindenhof Guided Walking Tour

Stroll through the Lindenhof district of Mannheim with a guide on this walking tour. Admire the area's churches and other landmarks as you learn about its history. Meet your guide at the Johanniskirche for the start of your tour. See this major landmark alongside the St. Josef Kirche. Afterward, see the old water tower, another of the city's major historical spots. Gaze up at the tower at the site of a more addition to the city: Europe's largest tractor factory. Head into the hidden corners of Lindenhof as your guide tells you about the city's past. Walk along the Rhine Promenade and take in the views at the Stephanienufer waterfront area and its English garden. Visit the new recently-developed Glückstein neighborhood and see one of Mannheim's most important urban construction projects. Check out Hanns-Glückstein-Park and learn about the history and development of this area before finishing your tour.

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What people are saying about Mannheim

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 59 reviews

The tour guide was great and told a lot about each picture. Also background information. It was very appealing and never boring. Great tour with great pictures.

Very nice guide! She always made sure everyone understood her and followed along. She also had a few pictures with her as additional illustrative material.

The tour was exciting, entertaining and very informative. You learn a lot even as a Mannheim resident. I would do it again.

Very convincing guide who could really answer every question. Thanks very much!

Great night watchman with lots of interesting stories.