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Mannheim River Cruise Excursion

Mannheim

Mannheim: a name that calls to mind the multitude of corporations that call the city home, or the students who walk the famously gridded streets (the city has earned the nickname “The City of Squares”), or their legendary ice-hockey team. This city defies easy categorization, and the Jewish community of Mannheim is no exception. Originally founded by Portuguese Sephardic Jews, it remained relatively small until the 1800’s when it ballooned to over 6400 members. They were well respected and integrated into civil service and life in the city, avoiding the more open antisemitism of neighboring Heidelberg.

 

This attitude changed during the Nazi era, and at the end of WW2 only 68 Jews returned to the city. The community has been steadily rebuilding, and today you can find a Synagogue and Community Center, as well as several buildings with symbolic and cultural importance to the historic Jewish community here. See the powerful Shoah Memorial in the center of town, listing the names of those lost to Nazi violence. A Jewish Cemetery also survived the war and can be visited in longer tours. There’s so much history to discover on these gridded streets, let Milk & Honey lead you through the Jewish Heritage of Mannheim.

 

Mannheim Tour Options

  • Jewish Mannheim and City Highlights
  • Mannheim City Highlights

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  • All of our cruise tours include transfers from the port to the touring area and back. Please inform us in the event that you will not require transfers.
  • Our tours are fully customizable according to the time at your disposal. When making your request, kindly let us know how many hours you will be available for touring; if you know your exact docking times, even better!
  • In case you have already been to this destination previously, we can ensure that you will not be repeating sites which you have already visited.  If you have other specific requests, just let us know, and we will happily accommodate your particular preferences.