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Schloss Mannheim, Mannheim
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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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  • For someone who has long lived in Mannheim, Germany, it was a surprise that there is castle tours. You are indeed small, but fine. You give a very interesting overview of the history of the castle in Mannheim and the surrounding area, such as Heidelberg and Schwetzingen. To recommend for a little sightseeing.
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  • Burned down unfortunately, with the rest of Mannheim, in the bombing of the 2nd World War to the ground. What you see today is illusion. For the man who does not reject reconstructions, worth a visit. One could have made it worse.
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  • Was part of a educational program at the University of Mannheim. The palace is huge and is well kept. Great place to be educated at. 
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  • Very Beautiful place and Nice to study.
  • 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 :)
  • Big building, historical place, went there when sightseeing, quiet atmosphere for students
  • i had the time of my life here.
  • It's very good and nice.