In the heart of the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region, the university and square city of Mannheim shines with cultural diversity and its symbiosis of old and new. Mannheim is a city of contrasts. Postmodern architecture meets old industry and magnificent baroque facades. One of Germany's largest inland ports is juxtaposed with green oases of tranquility. Art and culture can be found in many corners of the lively and multicultural city of music and Schiller. This is what makes the former residential city on the Rhine and Neckar so charming and attractive. Mannheim's landmarks are the over 100-year-old water tower, a pearl of Art Nouveau, and the 18th-century Baroque palace, now home to the university. The expansive Luisenpark is a perfect place to simply unwind. The IntercityHotel at Mannheim's main train station is only a few minutes' walk from the center and the banks of the Rhine and an ideal starting point for an extensive city stroll along all the sights.