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The Water Tower and Friedrichsplatz

The emblem of Mannheim is nestled in one of the largest and most beautiful art nouveau areas of Europe, the Friedrichsplatz.

A popular meeting point for young and old, a place to take a stroll and while away the time, to celebrate and relax and of course to be amazed too. Because at dusk, the brightly lit moving fountains at the foot of the tower enchant every passer-by.

Completed in 1886, the Romanesque water tower rises to 60 metres above the highest point of the Friedrichsplatz. The yellow Baroque sandstone building, which once served as a reservoir for drinking water, impresses with its intricately designed open staircase and various sculptures, such as of the sea goddess Amphritite.

For more information about the Water Tower and the Friedichsplatz listen to the free tomis AUDIOguide  

Opening hours

Beginning of April until the beginning/middle of October
(subject to change and where required interrupted by maintenance)
Fountain Show: Mo - So 11.00 - 14.00 hrs and 16.00 - 22.00 hrs
Colour Show: Sa - So 22.00 and 23.00 hrs


The Water Tower and Friedrichsplatz
68161 Mannheim


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Welcome Center / Tourist Information Mannheim
Willy-Brandt-Platz 5 (am Bahnhofsvorplatz)
68161 Mannheim
Tel.: +49 621 293-8700
Fax: +49 621 293-8701
E-Mail: info@tourist-mannheim.de
Internet: http://www.tourist-mannheim.de

montags bis freitags 09 - 19 Uhr,
samstags 10 - 13 Uhr