Mannheim Monday

We ended All Hallow's Eve at the Holiday Inn Mannheim City Centre, after wandering a little between Worms and Mannheim.

We unintentionally toured a little bit of Frankenthal and Ludwigshafen am Rhein, before stumbling onto our hotel for the next two nights in Mannheim!

After checking in, we had dinner at Andechser (more on that later), then turned in for the night.

This morning (Monday) we left the hotel just before noon, and walked to Mannheim Palace, just a few blocks from the hotel.

This Baroque masterpiece, several blocks long, is now a museum, and the wings house parts of the University of Mannheim.

It was built in the early 18th century by Elector Karl Philippe (if I remember his name right).

Its marble hall is beautiful, with two grand fireplaces, elaborate chandeliers, and paintings and statues of its builder's illustrious ancestors.

From there we walked just a few blocks to the elaborate Gottesdeienstblatt Jesuitenkirche:

Another baroque masterpiece, this church's interior is bright and beautifully preserved.

Our last stop on our short walking tour of Mannheim was the Wassersturm (water tower), an icon of the Jugendstil, or German art nouveau style, surrounded by the beautiful Rosengarten.

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