In preparation for the anniversary, some urban activities were implemented, beginning in The concept of the anniversary of the city aimed at a diverse range of events without a dominant central event.
The following list shows significant groups of foreigners in the city of Mannheim by nationalities. The council has 48 seats and is elected by direct suffrage for five years.
The next municipal election will take place in The outcome of the local elections of 25 May and the current members of the council is as follows:.
The mayor is the head of the city council and chairman of the council, being selected by direct suffrage for a term of eight years. Although founded in , it has its origins in the established Palatine Academy of Sciences and the former Handelshochschule.
These institutions draw a large and diverse student body. The highest recorded temperature was In comparison to other regions of Germany, Mannheim has a higher humidity in summer which causes a higher heat index.
Snow is rare, even in the cold months. Precipitation occurs mostly during afternoon thunderstorms during the warmer period average days of thunderstorms in a year is 40— Climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year-round.
The successor to the Karl Benz automobile manufacturing companies begun in Mannheim, Daimler AG , has had a large presence in Mannheim.
Today, diesel engines and buses are assembled there. A number of U. Army Europe installations were located in and near Mannheim during the Cold War.
The following locations provided services to and housed the "U. Army Garrison Mannheim" and other units of the U. Army Garrison Mannheim was formally deactivated on 31 May The following locations were part of the "U.
Army Garrison Heidelberg " but were within the area of the city of Mannheim; They were vacated in and All personnel of the U.
Army military community left Mannheim by , some of them moving to Wiesbaden. With the exception of four barracks, all other barracks formerly occupied by the U.
Mannheim Hauptbahnhof central station is at the end of the Mannheim-Stuttgart high-speed rail line and is the most important railway junction in the southwest of Germany, served by ICE high-speed train system with connections to Frankfurt am Main — Berlin , Karlsruhe — Basel , and Stuttgart — Munich.
A new high speed line to Frankfurt also is planned to relieve the existing Mannheim—Frankfurt railway. Mannheim Harbour is the second largest river port in Germany.
Currently, scheduled commercial passenger flights serve the airports Berlin-Tegel and Hamburg. It is operated by RNV, a company wholly owned by the three cities mentioned and a couple of municipalities in the Palatinate.
In the s a proposal to build a U-Bahn out of the Mannheim and Ludwigshafen tramways was begun, but only small sections were built due to lack of funds.
U-Bahn planning now has stopped. The city is home to the Mannheim Tornados , the oldest operational baseball and softball club in Germany.
The Tornados play in the first division of the Baseball Bundesliga and have won the championship 11 times, more than any other club. In the summer about people watch each game.
The WWE visited Mannheim in and grossed more than half a million dollars with over 6, fans attending the event. The center of the city uses an addressing system unique within Germany.
Rather than street names and numbers, each block is given a code and a number is given to each building, i. C3, 17 is block C3, building The street themselves are unnamed.
The codes are laid out in a simple progressive pattern, i. C3 is between C2 and C4 in one direction and B3 and D3 in the other, but those unused to the system will often become lost.
A variety of fixes have been tried, none with a high level of success. In particular, these systems have issues because an address on a block can be on any of up to 4 roads, so attempts to fix the issue by giving the roads false names within the database have often failed to give accurate addressing, though such can still be seen on some platforms, like Google Maps.
Finding an address in this area thus generally requires resorting to asking directions or using one of the many posted public maps. Mannheim is twinned with: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
This article is about the city in Germany. For other uses, see Mannheim disambiguation. Mannheim is in the Duchy of Baden and situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar over both of which there is a bridge of boats.
This is the third town of this name having been twice burnt. The houses are large, and the streets broad and at right angles to each other, and is one of the most airy clean towns I have seen in Germany.
It was formerly fortified, but the fortifications were razed in and gardens fill their places. She is the sister of Eugene Beauharnais [sic; in fact, she was his second cousin].
About two kilometres one point two miles below the town the Russian Army crossed the Rhine in This section needs expansion.
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Archived from the original on 31 August Archived from the original on 11 November Retrieved 13 February Promotion to the GFL 2 is achieved through a promotion round at the end of the Regionalliga season which includes the best Regionalliga teams.
For the southern division of the GFL 2 the champions of the southern and central division of the Regionalliga play the runners-up from the other division with the winners of each contest being promoted.
For the northern GFL 2 division the champions of the Regionalliga divisions north, west and east play each other once to determine the two promoted teams.
The league was formed as the 2nd American Football Bundesliga in , consisting of 16 clubs in three regional divisions. League strength varied from season to season after this, but the three division format was retained until , when a fourth regional group was added.
In , the league was reduced to two divisions with seven clubs each. The strength was increased to eight teams per division in but continued to fluctuate because of teams withdrawing.
Promotion to the GFL 2 is achieved through the promotion round of the best Regionalliga clubs whereby the champions from the south plays the runners-up from central division and the champions from central the runners-up from the south.
The winners of these two contests earn a place in the southern division of the GFL 2 for the following season. In the north the champions Of the Regionalliga divisions North,.