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Manhole Covers Promotions

Manhole cover in Mannheim

Manhole cover in Mannheim, Germany

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.

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Tramways

OEG Saloon car in Mannheim

OEG Saloon car in Mannheim, Germany

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.

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Landmarks Water Towers

Water tower in Mannheim

Water tower in Mannheim, Germany

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]