Hambach Castle is an integral part of German history; it was at this castle where the Hambacher Festival, the foremost democratic movement was held. Presently, it houses a museum and a convention center that can be rented for private and corporate functions. Check website for more details.
The Bonsai Museum offers approximately 80- 100 exhibits, covering an area of 5,000 square meters (53819 square feet) under glass and an area of 15,000 square meters (161459 square feet) of public gardens and bamboo forests. The conifers and deciduous trees originate from Japan, China, the USA, and Europe, one of the main attractions being an ancient Californian juniper tree.
Gartenschau Kaiserslautern is a popular park in the city due to its unique design. Figures of Dinosaurs, mammoth and other creatures make it a fascinating experience, especially for children. Also equipped with a playground, the park is ideal for a fun, family outing.
Located in Quadrate, renowned German art historian Georg Dehio described Jesuitenkirche as the most important Baroque church in southwest Germany. Dating back to 1738, this magnificent masterpiece was originally designed by renowned Italian architect- Alessandro Galli da Bibiena. As the red-sandstone facade dominated by a 75 meter (246 feet) dome allures visitors to take a closer look, the intricate elements inside are guaranteed to entice you. These include an elegant main organ designed by Paul Egell, a silver and bronze altar and a rich pulpit. The church is also said to have the largest Baroque bell in Mannheim.
Mannheimer Wasserturm was built in 1886-1889 by renowned German architect and university lecturer- Gustav Halmhuber. Soaring to a height of 60 meters (196 feet), the dominant water tower is considered as a prominent landmark of the city. In the past, the beautiful structure succumbed to severe damage during World War II. However, it was soon restored to its current neo-Baroque facade. Located in Friedrichsplatz, the lovely structure is the central attraction of the square.
Named after the Prussian Princess, Luise Marie Elizabeth, the park was built during 1892-1903. This scenic municipal park is sprawled over 41 hectares (101 acres), and houses a number of attractions, from greenhouses and an arboretum, to a rose and Chinese garden.
Evangelisch Emmaus-Gemeinde in Heidelberg caters to the public by encouraging children and adults of all ages to come in and enjoy a concert by the chamber choir or the trombone choir. Weddings and baptisms often take place at this church, and they welcome everyone. The peaceful atmosphere of this place will make you want to stay and listen to the melodious songs of the choir.
Aula der Universität Mannheim is a hall within the University of Mannheim. It hosts concerts, live musicals, dance shows and other entertaining events. Many regional artists and bands perform here on a regular basis. The Aula der Universität Mannheim offers a space for international artists as well. The hall also stages performances by new and up-and-coming artists. Call for further details.
Consecrated in 1907, the church was damaged during World War II and it was restored to its former glory in 1984. The 53 meter high tower is made of yellow palatinate sandstone and the interior of the church is characterized by Art Nouveau detailing. New Bells were installed in 1956 and a new organ completed in 2001.
With a capacity of 432 people, Haus des Gastes is an intimate venue in Bad Bergzabern which can be hired for conferences, seminars, product launches and business-related events. A movable wall increases the versatility of the venue by transforming it into a vibrant cultural space that hosts concerts, plays, readings, and recitals. A pleasant ambiance coupled with reasonably good amenities makes Haus des Gastes popular with all.
Friedenskirche is an Evangelical church in the city of Ludwigshafen Am Rhein. The church was established in the 1920's and boasts a rich heritage that's a tribute to the town. The church was heavily damaged during the world wars and, after careful restorations, currently stands as the heart of religion in the city. Choirs, youth groups, social service groups and senior citizen groups co-exist along with a series of celebrations during Christmas, New Year, and Easter. Concerts and plays are often staged within the church as well so make sure to catch one of those when in town!
Wine connoisseurs will have a field day at the Weinmuseum (The Wine Museum) located inside the Historisches Museum der Pfalz Speyer. The museum archives a wine history that dates back to nearly two thousand years ago. There are old wine barrels and wine presses of the early 18th century that have been part of the museum for 100 years. The museum provides information about the rich viticulture and showcases how wine was made over the years and the contemporary lives of vintners. The biggest attraction here is a bottle of Roman wine that dates back to 300 AD and is the oldest wine in the world. Such is this intriguing museum that is a treasure trove of sorts for many. Call ahead to know more.