Even for a tourist, I think Mannheim has a bit to offer. I guess by German standards it's considered ugly or sketchy or at the very least, not very special. If it were in the US, though, I think we'd call it one of our finer cities. It has a castle - not the most exciting one ever, but of some interest nonetheless, and HUGE! It has pretty churches and nice parks and a few cool landmarks. We've been there many times for various things, but we finally took a weekend last month to actually walk around and play tourist a little bit.
|Mannheim Feb 10|
We got a perfect, sunny day! Check out the photos to see a few Mannheim landmarks in the sun. I'm not a big shopper but we did take advantage of Mannheim's other big draw: food! I read on Toytown that there is dim sum in Mannheim at a place called Pavillon, so we went to check it out. It wasn't the best dim sum you could have, but it's the only thing I've seen nearby other than in the frozen section at the Asian shop, and it works in a pinch! Which we are in!
Then we went to the Turkish area and had treats at Taksim (see photos). So delicious. We wanted to save room for one of the awesome doener you can get over there, too, but in the end we had already eaten too much! So, just another excuse to go back to Mannheim soon. (Maybe tomorrow?) We also have been told there's a pretty wicked sunset along the Rhine, with the giant industrial complex of BASF in the foreground, and want to check that out!
Coming soon: We also went to London recently! (And again food was a highlight!)