Photo credit: Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Baden-Württemberg

The Schloss

Covering six hectares and with a facade stretching across 440 meters, the Schloss Mannheim is one of the largest baroque palaces in Europe. The 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 Schloss Museum and take a guided tour of the historic rooms, or alternatively, you can attend the annual Schlossfest, a festival that takes place in September.