26 Facts About Mannheim


Mannheim is located at the confluence of the Rhine and the Neckar in the Kurpfalz region of northwestern Baden-Wurttemberg.

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Together with Hamburg, Mannheim is the only city bordering two other federal states.

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Mannheim is unusual among German cities in that the city center's streets and avenues are laid out in a grid pattern, leading to its nickname Quadratestadt .

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The civic symbol of Mannheim is the Romanesque Mannheim Water Tower, completed in 1886 and rising to 60 metres above the highest point of the art nouveau area Friedrichsplatz.

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Mannheim is well-known for its inventions, including the automobile, the bicycle, and the tractor, which is why the city is often called the "city of inventions".

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Großstadt since 1896, Mannheim is an important industrial and commercial city, a university town, and a major transportation hub between Frankfurt and Stuttgart, including an ICE interchange, Germany's second-largest marshalling yard, and one of the most important inland ports in Europe .

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Since 2014, Mannheim has been a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network and holds the title of "UNESCO City of Music".

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In 2020, Mannheim was classified as a global city with 'Sufficiency' status by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network .

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Mannheim is a smart city; the city's electrical grid is installed with a power-line communication network.

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Mannheim was mostly levelled during the Thirty Years War around 1622 by the forces of Johan Tilly.

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Mannheim was said to have one of the best court orchestras in Europe under the leadership of the conductor Carlo Grua.

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Two decades later, in 1802, Mannheim was removed from the Palatinate and given to the Grand Duchy of Baden.

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Mannheim is in the Duchy of Baden and situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar over both of which there is a bridge of boats.

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Mannheim's is the sister of Eugene Beauharnais [sic; in fact, she was his second cousin].

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Mannheim was heavily damaged during aerial bombing by the RAF and the U S Air Force.

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Mannheim has lost many industrial jobs, although in the recent past the city was economically dominated by manufacturing.

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Mannheim celebrated its 400th anniversary with a series of cultural and other events throughout 2007.

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Mannheim is located in Germany's warmest summer region, the "Rhine shift".

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Adler Mannheim is an ice hockey team playing in the professional Deutsche Eishockey Liga, having won the German championship a total of eight times .

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The Mannheim Bandits are playing in the first German Football League which is called GFL1.

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In 2002, Hobby Horse Polo was invented in Mannheim, evoking the classical rivalry towards "polite society" in Heidelberg.

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Mannheim is among the most attractive business locations in Germany thanks to its competitive business environment and growth opportunities and is considered the economic centre of the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region, which is one of Germany's most important business locations.

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The University Hospital Mannheim provides health care to the inhabitants of Mannheim and the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region.

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MVV Energie based in Mannheim is the largest municipal energy supplier in Germany.

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Mannheim Hauptbahnhof is at the end of the Mannheim-Stuttgart high-speed rail line and is the most important railway junction in the southwest of Germany, served by ICE high-speed train system with connections to Frankfurt am Main–Berlin, Karlsruhe–Basel, and Stuttgart–Munich.

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Local public transport in Mannheim includes the RheinNeckar S-Bahn, eleven tram lines, and numerous bus lines operated by Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr .

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