5000 Visitors at the Schlossfest

After a break of two years due to the pandemic, the university opened its doors again for the Uni Schlossfest on 10 September 2022. Despite the changeable weather, 5000 visitors were able to enjoy a varied program of art, music, comedy, science, and party. In the Aula of the university SCHATZKISTL and Capitol presented different musicians and comedians from Mannheim, while in the Fuchs-Petrolub-Festsaal jazz fans got their money’s worth listening to the concert of the jazz band ELLA & LOUIS. The musical program on the stage in the Rektoratshof was just as exciting. There, the bands piya, Kies, emma, Florid and Enya of the NEXT Mannheim project for the promotion of young talents performed in front of a thrilled audience.

During the Science Marathon, six professors gave insights into their research and explained, for example, what the limits to the right to freedom of expression are or what challenges artificial intelligence creates. While the visitors were strolling from one event to the other they were able to marvel at the different art exhibitions in the corridors of the Schloss. At various drink and food stands the visitors were provided with tasty food and drinks ranging from soft drinks, to wine and beer, to fancy cocktails. The renowned Schneckenhofparty under the motto “SWR3 Goes Clubbing” was a wonderful conclusion of this year’s Uni Schlossfest.

Photo gallery of the Uni Schlossfest 2022


The idea

“Welcome to the University of Mannheim and to the Mannheim Schlossfest.” Those are the traditional words of welcome by both the President of the University of Mannheim and the mayor of the City of Mannheim when the first-year students arrive for the start of the academic year in September.

With the Schlossfest, new students get the chance to introduce “their” university to their family and friends right at the start. But the Schlossfest is more than just a festival for students and staff. The cultural activities are also open to all friends and partners of the university and to everybody interested. You are invited to celebrate together, gain insights into academic life and exchange ideas in a festive atmosphere.

Partners & sponsors

The University of Mannheim would like to thank the sponsors of the Schlossfest 2022:

The University of Mannheim would like to thank the partners of the Schlossfest 2022: