Ehrenhof, Schloss Mannheim / Photo credit: Andreas Bayerl

The Schloss

Covering six hectares and with a facade stretching across 440 meters, the baroque palace in Mannheim is one of the largest in Europe. The palace, or Schloss, which was built between 1720 and 1760, originally served as the winter residence of the Prince Elector of the Palatinate. Today, the Schloss is home to the University of Mannheim and is at the heart of the campus. If you would like to see the Schloss as it once was, you can visit the museum and take a guided tour of the historic rooms, or alternatively, you can attend the annual Schlossfest, a festival which takes place in September.

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