Clever! On this manhole cover, an International Museum of Buttons (Knopf & Knopf Museum) is being advertised. This is located together with a brasserie and a hotel in a former railway station building in Warthausen. The building is located directly on the Öchsle Railway, a heritage railway from Warthausen to Ochsenhausen. [German]
During a walk through Mannheim I came across this very special tramcar. It was a saloon car (‘Salonwagen’) of the former OEG built in 1928. Today one can charter this train equipped with furniture made of mahogany and teak for group tours.
The water tower at the Friedrich Square (Friedrichsplatz) in Mannheim is the landmark of the city. It was built in the years 1886-1889 according to the plans of Gustav Halmhuber. Mannheim is also known as ‘The City of Squares’ (Quadratestadt), as its streets and avenues are laid out in a grid pattern. [German]