Located on the southern edge of Mannheim's city centre, the main station (Hauptbahnhof) is a fully modernised rail hub which has become the second busiest station in south-western Germany with only Stuttgart offering more daily services.
On arrival, you'll find yourself just a short hop away from the river Rheine, the Schlossgarten (Palace garden) and the Baroque Palace itself (Schloss Mannheim) which is amongst the largest baroque palaces in Europe and is home to beautifully restored halls, travelling exhibitions and a huge courtyard. Also within an easy walk of the station is the Modern Art Gallery (Kunstrgallerie), the national theatre and the Watertower (Wasserturm) which is a 60m, beautifully sculpted sandstone landmark dating from 1889.
As well as bus and tram (S-Bahn) stops directly outside, just along the road from that station itself is the city's main coach station with long-distance and airport shuttle services. There are also car hire outlets and secure bicycle parking next to the station, and a taxi rank directly outside; with all of this, the journey to and from the station is certainly made much easier.