Highlights of Mannheim Walking Tour

2 Hours
Group Activity

From (USD) $154 Per Person

Highlights of Mannheim Walking Tour

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      Highlights of Mannheim Walking Tour

      Mannheim, Germany
      From (USD) $154 Per Person
      • Water tower: The iconic symbol of the city, Mannheim's water tower stands nearly 200 feet tall and is an impressive landmark for locals and tourists alike. It was built in 1886 and originally held much of the city's drinking water, though now it is held in higher esteem for its impactful architecture.
      • Planken: Running from the water tower through the center of town, the Planken is a shopper's dream. Shops and boutiques line the street, which is only accessible to pedestrians. Feel the vibrant pulse of Mannheim as you stroll here.
      • Reiss Engelhorn Museum: Immerse yourself in the city's cultural history at four facilities, the Zeughaus Museum, the World Culture Museum, the Bassermannhaus Museum of Music and Fine Arts, and the Schillerhaus Museum.
      • Historic churches: Check out Mannheim's famous Jesuit Church, originally constructed in the mid-1700s and a stunning repository of Baroque art. Then visit the old castle church for a small additional entrance fee.
      About this Mannheim tour

      Where better to start your walk through Mannheim than the iconic water tower? One of the most distinctive landmarks in the city, this late-19th century structure marks the end of the Mannheimer Planken, Mannheim's pedestrian-only main shopping street. Join your guide here for your personalized GoBe tour of this incredibly cultural city.

      Look around Friedrichsplatz, home of the water tower, and you'll see sites like the Kunsthalle Mannheim, the city's premier modern art museum. Turn the other way and take in the impressive Rosengarten Congress Center, a performance and conference venue built in 1903. Then follow your guide to promenade down the pedestrian boulevard of the Planken, basking in the boutique brands' high-end hotspots lining the street.

      If you love Baroque art, you'll adore the Jesuit Church. Completed in 1760, this holy place is chock full of works like the frescoes of Baroque artist Philip Jerome Brinckmann. The altars and baptismal font, originally designed by 18th century sculptor Peter Anton von Verschaffelt, are especially stunning.

      Finally, you'll end up at the fabulous Baroque Mannheim Palace. This impressive building was constructed between 1720 and 1760 for the area's ruling elite. Now the palace is a center of learning as the main building of the University of Mannheim. Hopefully you'll enjoy the education you're getting in Mannheim as much as the students who fill the palace today! Ask as many questions as you like, and feel free to take detours. It's your time in Mannheim.

      No horse needed

      One of Mannheim's claims to fame is the invention of the first two-wheeled mechanical transportation device, the precursor to the modern bicycle. Karl Drais invented what he called a "running machine" and took it for a ride in 1817. It looked like a bike, but didn't have any pedals. Instead, the rider had to propel himself along using his feet in a motion much like running. Drais's first ride took him from Mannheim to an inn less than five miles away. Revolutionizing transportation is thirsty work!

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      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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