Mannheim City Center/Jungbusch
The city center of Mannheim is the reason why Mannheim is called the City of Squares. This part of Mannheim is aligned with blocks of houses arranged next to each other. There are no street names in this district, but blocks consisting of a combination of letters and numbers. Locals often call this district “The Squares.”
In the middle of The Squares, there’s a street called “The Planks,” which is the best street for shopping in Mannheim. South of The Squares, the Mannheim Baroque Palace is located, which houses the University of Mannheim and a museum, which offers different guided tours through the castle. Close to it, you will also find the Central Station of Mannheim.
To the west, The Squares border on the Jungbusch district, which also belongs to the city center. Mannheim Jungbusch is the up-and-coming quarter of Mannheim with many trendy bars and restaurants. The popular Popakademie Baden-Württemberg, for example, is also located here and the lakes Rhine and Neckar run there, perfect to escape the sometimes busy city. Rent a furnished apartment now as an alternative to a hotel in The Squares or Jungbusch to live centrally in Mannheim.