The University of Mannheim provides you a selection of proposals for spending your Sunday time discovering the city of Mannheim and the surroundings.

trips organised by the Conference Team 

Registration is over: should you have any request about these activities, please contact the Organiser Team.

1.  Technoseum Mannheim: Inventions of the Industrial Age

Benz-Patent-MotorwagenThis guided tour explores the inventions which have fundamentally changed human life since the Enlightenment. Since that time, innovations have been systematic and demand-oriented. Pioneering inventions which drove the industrial revolution are at the centre of this visit: for example, the steam engine, the mechanical loom and the mechanical spinning machine. Further examples, such as the jacquard, the Drais bike and the automobile by Carl Benz, give a fascinating insight into how inventions have changed our world.

Meeting point: 9.30 a.m. Foyer Technoseum  How to get there: Tram 6 from Schloss, Station or Tattersall to Luisenpark/Technoseum
Duration: approx. 1,5 hrs
Costs: free of charge
Maximun number of participants: 30


2. Trip to Heidelberg and guided tour of Heidelberg Palace      

SchlossHeidelbergThe impressive ruins of Heidelberg Palace have synonymous with for German romanticism since the 19th century, attracting one million visitors a year. As Mark Twain said, ‘A ruin must be rightly situated, to be effective. This one could not have been better placed.’  Taking part in a guided tour you will discover the emotional history of this world famous building. You can take a short hike up to the castle, or there is also the option to take a fun ride up with the funicular railway. Afterwards you can explore the medieval city of Heidelberg at your leisure.

Meeting point: 9 a.m. in front of the train station
Costs: train ticket approx. 12 euros (to be paid at the train station

Suggested places to visit in and around Mannheim (individual tours)

1. Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen

Reiss-Engelhorn-MuseumThe Reiss-Engelhorn-Museums consists of four exhibitions which cover archaeology, world cultures, history of art and culture, photography, history of theatre and music and the ancient world, and contains over 1.2 million fascinating objects….so don’t count on a quick visit! Includes such diverse must-see attractions as the famous  16th century Roth altarpiece and 1600 musical instruments.

Address: C5/D5 Mannheim
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm



2.  Luisenpark

Wasserturm in Mannheim mit den Wasserspielen 13.04.07, Fotograf: Bernhard Kunz copyright: Fotoagentur KUNZ, Email:, Homepage:, PSK 166623-671, BLZ 54510067, Telefon 06234-4530 Steuer-NR 11410610214256, 7% MwSt. pflichtig

Once the site of the National Garden Show, today the Luisenpark in Mannheim is acknowledged to be one of the most beautiful parks in Europe. A stroll through the atmospheric park landscape, with its awe-inspiring trees and huge meadows, is quite an experience, whatever the weather. An oasis of peace and relaxation, a place for culture, large celebrations, tea dances and evening concerts, it hosts a butterfly house, botanic garden, mini zoo, sound oasis, Chinese pavilion, lake stage, rose show and much more – right in the middle of Mannheim.

Address: Theodor-Heuss-Anlage 2,Mannheim
How to get there: Tram 6 from University
Opening Hours: daily from 9 am to dusk    

Wilhelm Hack Museum Ludwigshafen

Wilhelm-Hack-MuseumAn outstanding museum of modern and contemporary art. A distinctive feature of the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum is the ceramic façade by the Catalan painter and sculptor, Joan Miró: the artist designed the southeast side of the building in 1979 with a “monumental painting” consisting of 7,200 tiles.

Address: Berliner Straße 23, Ludwigshafen am Rhein
How to get there: Tram 4 from University
Opening Hours: Thursday, 11 am – 8 pm; Friday, 11 am – 6 pm; Saturday and Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm



4. Speyer

Speyer_DomJust half an hour away by train, Speyer has a lot to offer: the Imperial Cathedral and Memorial Church, a distinctive Jewish legacy and much more …  Speyer is one of the oldest cities in Germany and was one of the most important cities of the Holy Roman Empire in the middle ages. The Imperial Cathedral is the biggest conserved Roman church in the world and a UNESCO world cultural heritage.







5. Schwetzingen Palace

Schwetzingen_SchlossgartenPalace was the summer residence of the court of the Electoral Palatinate. It is famous for the beauty and harmony of its gardens. Remarkably, the original design, in all its glory, survives to this day. 


Opening Hours:
Monday – Sunday, 9 am – 8 pm 
How to go to Schwetzingen: by train in 11 minutes.
Guided tour through the rooms of the 18th century: Sunday, 11 am and 2.30 pm (60 minutes, 10 euros)


suggested bars for “Mannheim nightlife”


Address *

Bistro Binokel
N1 Lounge
Tattersallstraße 2

* all the streets of Mannheim city center are named by letters and numbers