Mannheim

Old Jul 14th 2006, 8:39 am
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Omnivore Ink
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I'm going to Mannheim for the day....taking a train from Mittelbrunn.

I see that there are several museums clustered to the west of Luisen
Park (sp) - how do I get to this park from the train station? I assume
there's buses?

There's a Museumschiff...is that easily findable in the Neckar River?

I'm a science fiction fan - I seriously doubt if there's any science
fiction musems or amusement parks in the area - but I just thought I'd
toss out the question...

Also, anything to do with dinosaurs?

Thanks for any help!
 
Old Jul 14th 2006, 9:35 am
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I see I didn't really give a descriptive enough title....

Again, thanks for any help!


[email protected] wrote:
    > I'm going to Mannheim for the day....taking a train from Mittelbrunn.
    > I see that there are several museums clustered to the west of Luisen
    > Park (sp) - how do I get to this park from the train station? I assume
    > there's buses?
    > There's a Museumschiff...is that easily findable in the Neckar River?
    > I'm a science fiction fan - I seriously doubt if there's any science
    > fiction musems or amusement parks in the area - but I just thought I'd
    > toss out the question...
    >
    > Also, anything to do with dinosaurs?
    >
    > Thanks for any help!
 
Old Jul 17th 2006, 5:21 am
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Martin Theodor Ludwig
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On 14 Jul 2006 13:39:30 -0700, [email protected] wrote:

    >I'm a science fiction fan - I seriously doubt if there's any science
    >fiction musems or amusement parks in the area - but I just thought I'd
    >toss out the question...

If "merely technical" museums are sufficient, the "Landesmuseum f�r
Technik und Arbeit" (see http://www.landesmuseum-mannheim.de/) is in
Mannheim itself. And a bit outside two more great technical museums
(see http://www.technik-museum.de/) can be found at Speyer and Sinsheim
(trains to both are running at least every hour, but observe that it's
multipart trains where not always all parts go to the same destination).

HTH, Martin
 
Old Jul 19th 2006, 8:22 am
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Martin Bienwald
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[email protected] schrieb:

    > I see that there are several museums clustered to the west of Luisen
    > Park (sp) - how do I get to this park from the train station? I assume
    > there's buses?

Have a look at
http://www.rnv-online.de/PDFs_downlo...6_Internet.pdf
- red lines are trams/streetcars, blue lines are buses. The train station
is labeled "Hauptbahnhof".

    > There's a Museumschiff...is that easily findable in the Neckar River?

Take tram 1, 3, 5, 5R, or 7 to the "Neckartor" stop. You can hardly miss it
from there.

... Martin
 
Old Jul 19th 2006, 11:40 am
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"Martin Bienwald" <[email protected]> skrev i meddelandet
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    > [email protected] schrieb:
    >> I see that there are several museums clustered to the west of Luisen
    >> Park (sp) - how do I get to this park from the train station? I assume
    >> there's buses?
    > Have a look at
    > http://www.rnv-online.de/PDFs_downlo...6_Internet.pdf
    > - red lines are trams/streetcars, blue lines are buses. The train station
    > is labeled "Hauptbahnhof".
------------------
Have a lokk at the area Northwest of Hauptbahnhof without streetnames nor
streetnumber just some blocknumber to identify where you're.
Think this is something odd.

    >> There's a Museumschiff...is that easily findable in the Neckar River?
    > Take tram 1, 3, 5, 5R, or 7 to the "Neckartor" stop. You can hardly miss
    > it
    > from there.
    > ... Martin
 
Old Jul 19th 2006, 5:15 pm
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[email protected] wrote:

    > Also, anything to do with dinosaurs?

Stuttgart's Museum am Loewentor paleontological museum is excellent and
contains nice displays of the local fossils. There are dinosaurs, an
amber collection, and even a hairy mother mammoth and baby. At
Holzmaden, slightly further east at the foot of the Schwaebische Alb
are fossil quarries which you can visit and for a small amount of
money, collect yourself. Holzmaden also has an excellent fossil museum
with dinosaurs and there are life-size dinosaur reproductions outside.

George
 
Old Jul 21st 2006, 4:55 am
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Lennart Petersen wrote:

    > Have a lokk at the area Northwest of Hauptbahnhof without streetnames nor
    > streetnumber just some blocknumber to identify where you're.
    > Think this is something odd.

the block numbering in the inner city is one of Mannheim's major tourist
attractions ... ;-)

Most downtown streets have no names, and addresses consist of the block
number and the house number within the block (e.g. J7, 16). House numbers
start with 1 for the house nearest to the castle in every block, then goes
north first (i.e. houses in the A .. K blocks are numbered counter-
clockwise, in the L .. U blocks they are numbered clockwise).

There is a long-standing joke about a person desperately looking for an
address in the L1 block after walking all the way to K1 (have a look at
the map for explanation ;-)).

... Martin
 
Old Jul 21st 2006, 6:41 am
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"Martin Bienwald" <[email protected]> skrev i meddelandet
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    > Lennart Petersen wrote:
    >> Have a lokk at the area Northwest of Hauptbahnhof without streetnames nor
    >> streetnumber just some blocknumber to identify where you're.
    >> Think this is something odd.
    > the block numbering in the inner city is one of Mannheim's major tourist
    > attractions ... ;-)
    > Most downtown streets have no names, and addresses consist of the block
    > number and the house number within the block (e.g. J7, 16). House numbers
    > start with 1 for the house nearest to the castle in every block, then goes
    > north first (i.e. houses in the A .. K blocks are numbered counter-
    > clockwise, in the L .. U blocks they are numbered clockwise).
    > There is a long-standing joke about a person desperately looking for an
    > address in the L1 block after walking all the way to K1 (have a look at
    > the map for explanation ;-)).
    > ... Martin
------------------
Thanks for that. Have it been so all time historically ? As I can
remember Mannheim was heavily destroyed in ww2 .
Mannheim is typically not a tourist place but nevertheless I've preferred to
stay there as I've found an inexpensive hotel at Kaiserring a few blocks
from Hbf.
 
Old Jul 21st 2006, 6:47 am
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"Lennart Petersen" <[email protected]> kirjoitti
viestiss�:[email protected]...
    > "Martin Bienwald" <[email protected]> skrev i meddelandet
    > news:[email protected]...
    >> Lennart Petersen wrote:
    >>> Have a lokk at the area Northwest of Hauptbahnhof without streetnames
    >>> nor
    >>> streetnumber just some blocknumber to identify where you're.
    >>> Think this is something odd.
    >> the block numbering in the inner city is one of Mannheim's major tourist
    >> attractions ... ;-)
    >> Most downtown streets have no names, and addresses consist of the block
    >> number and the house number within the block (e.g. J7, 16). House numbers
    >> start with 1 for the house nearest to the castle in every block, then
    >> goes
    >> north first (i.e. houses in the A .. K blocks are numbered counter-
    >> clockwise, in the L .. U blocks they are numbered clockwise).
    >> There is a long-standing joke about a person desperately looking for an
    >> address in the L1 block after walking all the way to K1 (have a look at
    >> the map for explanation ;-)).
    >> ... Martin
    > ------------------
    > Thanks for that. Have it been so all time historically ? As I can
    > remember Mannheim was heavily destroyed in ww2 .
    > Mannheim is typically not a tourist place but nevertheless I've preferred
    > to stay there as I've found an inexpensive hotel at Kaiserring a few
    > blocks from Hbf.
City of Helsinki has bought some second hand trams from Mannheim.
 
Old Jul 21st 2006, 7:39 am
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There's a motor sport museum and a tobacco museum in nearby Hockenheim.
I think the local commuter trains run there regularly.

[email protected] wrote:
    > I'm going to Mannheim for the day....taking a train from Mittelbrunn.
    > I see that there are several museums clustered to the west of Luisen
    > Park (sp) - how do I get to this park from the train station? I assume
    > there's buses?
    > There's a Museumschiff...is that easily findable in the Neckar River?
    > I'm a science fiction fan - I seriously doubt if there's any science
    > fiction musems or amusement parks in the area - but I just thought I'd
    > toss out the question...
    >
    > Also, anything to do with dinosaurs?
    >
    > Thanks for any help!
 
Old Jul 24th 2006, 2:57 am
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Martin Bienwald
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Lennart Petersen schrieb:

    >> the block numbering in the inner city is one of Mannheim's major tourist
    >> attractions ... ;-)

    > Thanks for that. Have it been so all time historically ? As I can
    > remember Mannheim was heavily destroyed in ww2 .

It's much older than WW2. AFAIR the block numbering was introduced when
the town was re-built into a fortress (starting in 1606).

... Martin
 

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