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Schloss Mannheim, Mannheim

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
One of the largest palaces in Europe, Schloss Mannheim was built in the 1700s when Prince Elector Carl Philipp decided to transfer the Palatinate's seat of power from Heidelberg to Mannheim. Though greatly damaged during World War II, the palace has been greatly restored to its previous grandeur. Walk through more than 800 exhibits, including original tapestries, furniture, and paintings. Pick up an audio guide to learn about the previous inhabitants of the castle and its history. Docent-guided tours are usually given in German, but you can call ahead to arrange one in English. Using our custom trip planner, Mannheim attractions like Schloss Mannheim can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Very nice, large, well-preserved electoral Palace the former electoral Palatinate. It is often compared to Versailles, they say Versailles has relating to the size of a window.
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  • We drove through some serious road restrictions and traffic jams (stau for those that speak German) to find this place. We drove by it twice before we found a place to park. We ended up parking in a s...  read more »
  • The castle was heavily destroyed during the last world war, but the curator made the smart choice to stage it to evoke life as it was for the court. The good explanation of the audioguide - in English...  read more »
  • I think it's nice to say I study in a castle :). But really inside, old rooms and horrific ways through the floors shows it clearly that this building was meant for something not that busy. Ridiculous long journeys through "tunnels". Even Doctor Who would be lost here. You can definitely feel the difference to the new buildings near the main place. The park outside is a good thing though. In the summer you have the feeling that it is a thriving place. The food bunker, as I call it, is quite okay. It has some seats better than in most restaurants in case of the view and surrounding. The meals not so much :)
  • Very Beautiful place and Nice to study.
  • Big building, historical place, went there when sightseeing, quiet atmosphere for students
  • I took an exchange semester here in 2007. This year, 6 years later, I'm applying to grad school in the States and had to get my Mannheim transcript sent there. Mannheim still has my record and immediately sent it to the States at no charge! Love you Mannheim!
  • It's very good and nice.
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