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Haniye and Davide, German Course 2019 Photo: Goethe-Institut, David Höpfner
Haniye and Davide, German Course 2019

Vibrant life on the campus.

Vibrant campus life, exemplary urban development: Learn German in Mannheim – and experience a changing society! #goethemannheim

Our institute in Mannheim

Goethe-Institut Mannheim Photo: Goethe-Institut
Goethe-Institut Mannheim Photo: Goethe-Institut
Media resource center Photo: Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut Mannheim is located on the new Mannheim-Lindenhof campus. This location makes it easy for course participants to participate in university life while attending German courses. The main railway station and city center are just ten minutes away by public transportation.

Facilities and services

  • 12 well-equipped classrooms
  • Media resource center
  • WLAN
  • Cafeteria
  • Common rooms
  • Accommodation
  • Medical insurance (optional)
  • Airport transfer (on request)
  • accessible

The city of Mannheim

  • Planken Photo: Goethe-Institut
  • Wasserturm reservoir (a Mannheim landmark) Photo: City of Mannheim
  • Art Photo: Thomas Koy
  • Boats on the Neckar River Photo: Thomas Koy
  • Wasserturm reservoir (a Mannheim landmark) Photo: City of Mannheim
  • Old trade fair Photo: Thomas Koy
  • Port Photo: Thomas Koy
  • Old fire station Photo: Thomas Koy
  • Rosengarten Congress Center Photo: Thomas Koy
  • Market square Photo: Thomas Koy
  • Port Photo: Thomas Koy
Situated where the Neckar River flows into the Rhine, Mannheim has Germany's second-largest inland port. The city's dynamic economy is powered by high-profile global players in the mechanical engineering, trade, electrical and chemical sectors. They utilize Mannheim's location at the heart of Europe, the excellent infrastructure and the close proximity to educational and research institutions. The business program at the University of Mannheim is considered one of the best in Germany. The Pop Academy of Baden-Württemberg was established here in 2003 as a progressive pilot project offering degree programs in pop music design and music business. Incidentally: Mannheim is an acknowledged focal point for German language and studies, a reputation it owes to the presence of the Bibliographisches Institut (whose Dudenverlag publishing arm publishes authoritative dictionaries and style guides) and the Institut für Deutsche Sprache, which are both headquartered here.


Mannheim's multicultural identity makes it a hotbed for fashion, music and art. People from 168 different countries shape the city's cultural life. From theater and museums to classical music, jazz and pop culture: The Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region has a lot to offer. Kunsthalle Mannheim, which was established in 1907, is famed for its excellent collection of 19th and 20th century painting and sculpture. The Nationaltheater Mannheim, where Schiller's play "Die Räuber" had its premiere in 1782, is the world's oldest municipal theater, and remains one of Germany's top stages today. In addition, the Rhine-Neckar metropolis boasts 15 internationally famed music, film and literary festivals presenting top-quality programs covering a broad cultural spectrum.


Mannheim's location on the Rhine, near the Odenwald and Pfälzerwald forests and the famed wine route through the Pfalz region, gives it an unusually mild climate. At the city center is the Luisenpark, a unique hybrid of botanical garden, zoo and leisure park that is considered one of Europe's most beautiful urban greenspaces. Mannheim also has an extensive recreational infrastructure, including numerous sports facilities, educational pathways for learning about forests and viniculture, hiking and cycling routes. The good cuisine, the famous winemaking tradition and the city's scenic surroundings also attract many visitors. They delight in the upbeat and cosmopolitan spirit that typifies the people in this region. The excellent transportation links make it easy to take a side trip to Heidelberg, Speyer, Frankfurt or one of the many other places in the region worth visiting.

Ann, 33 course participant from the US Photo: Goethe-Institut Frankfurt

I used to find learning German really difficult and I tried lots of different things. But on the language course at the Goethe-Institut, I suddenly started making rapid progress.

Ann, 33 course participant from the US

Any other questions? +49 621 83385-0 We would be happy to advise you: mannheim@goethe.de


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