The place to wrap your ravenous lips around some bratwurst and potato salad, Mannheim is not yet a coworking hub due to its competition from Berlin. However, along with the rest of Germany, coworking is quickly emerging here as a preferred way and place to spend your working day.
Sitting on the Rhine and Neckar Rivers, Mannheim is where the world's first bicycle was built in 1817 and the very first automobile by Carl Benz in 1885. It has really good transport connections by road, rail and water, so you don't have to worry about getting to the city.
Coworking spaces are slowly appearing in the city that is predominantly home to industrial giants such as John Deere, Daimler, Caterpillar, IBM and Roche to name a few. It is not the prettiest city in Germany, but it does have an energetic cultural scene and decent shopping. The Marktplatz Square featuring a baroque fountain and statues is in the heart of the grid-like center of the city and Mannheim is the biggest city in the "Rhine-Neckar" area.
For those looking for a taste of history there is the baroque 18th Century Mannheim Palace that houses historical exhibits and the University of Mannheim to poke around. If you have the urge to trash a credit card on some kitsch beer steins or cuckoo clocks during a break from work, then you should head to the Planken shopping Street that leads southeast to the Romanesque Water Tower sitting in the art nouveau gardens "Friedrichsplatz".
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