Mannheim: it's the day of the monument to discover – news from Mannheim

If you wish, you can climb the spiral staircase of the Old Observatory and learn everything about the astronomer Christian Mayer. Photo: Gerold

Mannheim. (oka) This year's open monument, Sunday, September 8th, is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus. Under the motto "Modern (s): Breakthroughs in Art and Architecture", visitors can explore and discover historic buildings and monuments, otherwise unobtainable, from a new angle. 27 monuments are open that day. A selection:

> Architecture and culture: At the Nationaltheater am Goetheplatz, built according to the plans of the architect Gerhard Weber and inaugurated in 1957, guided tours of the National Office for the Preservation of Monuments will be held on the theme "Always theater with the preservation of monuments " in place. The oldest indoor pool in Mannheim – the Herschelbad in the U3.1 format – is open from 13:00 to 18:00. Guided tours are organized every hour in the Art Nouveau building. The multiple halls of Herzogenriedpark, the world's largest cantilevered hull construction, are open from 09:00 to 19:30. Guided tours are available at 9.30am and 11am. The meeting point for guided tours is outside the park at the Max-Joseph-Straße entrance.

> Water works: Modern wastewater treatment technology in historic buildings shows the municipal drainage of the city. From 11 am to 4 pm, guided tours will take place at the entry of foreigners in the Breite Straße, opposite the F1. The oldest pumping station in Mannheim, Ochsenpferch, Bunsenstraße 8, is also open between 13:00 and 17:00. Guided tours are available every hour. At 1 pm, a guided tour will be offered as part of the Agenda Action. In rainy weather, the entrance of foreigners is closed because of the risk of flooding.

> Marchivum: The Neckarstadt-West bunker was an "uncomfortable monument" before its conversion. It is now the archives of Mannheim, the home of history and urban memory, a place of life that combines history and the present. The Marchivum at Archivplatz 1 is open from 2pm to 5pm. Guided tours are available at 14 and 16 hours, the number of participants is limited. Pre-registration is not possible. The memorial site of the Sandhofen concentration camp, located at the Gustav Wiederkehr school on Kriegerstraße 28, documents the history of the concentration camp's outer camp as part of the National Socialist concentration camp system. The memorial is open from 14h to 17h. Guided tours start at 2.30pm.

> Churches: For discoveries, the Christuskirche am Werderplatz invites you from 9.30 am to 7 pm, to the religious service of 10 am, to the guided tours at 12, 14 or 16h and to the Evensong (religious service) at 18h. The Epiphaniaskirche Feudenheim opens its doors at 11 am for religious service, at 14 pm for the church and the tower, at 15 pm for the visit of the church and at 17 pm for the tower after the concert serenade on the church square at 4 pm.

As a duo, the art historian, Ursula Dann and the architect Johannes Striffler, offers a guided tour of the Trinity Church (G4,1) at 1pm and d & rsquo; A visit to the Reconciliation Church in Rheinau at 2.30pm. In terms of the history of art, Ursula Dann divides two Almenhöfer churches in two guided tours: St. Mark's Church at 11 am and Lukaskirche at 4.30 pm.

The Konkordienkirche in R2 with tour from 10:30 to 17:00 is also open. Guided tours are available on request. In addition, visitors are invited to the service celebration at 11 o'clock. Mass can be celebrated at the Jesuit Church of A 4, open from 9am to 7pm, 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am and 6pm. In addition, Catholic Dean Karl Jung offers a church tour with organ music at 4:30 pm under the slogan of the open monument label.

> Water Castle: The energy company MVV based in Mannheim opens the door of the Friedrichsplatz water tower from 11am to 4pm. MVV employees provide information on the history of the Mannheim Monument and on the history of drinking water supply in the square city. The illustrious exhibition panels also provide additional information. For safety reasons, the tower can not be mounted via the indoor spiral staircase. The outdoor staircases provide visitors with a good overview of the Friedrichsplatz Art Nouveau building.

> Former Observatory: The 300th anniversary of the court astronomer, Christian Mayer, is in the honor. It owes the construction of the old observatory, the foundation of the Academy of Sciences and a comprehensive astronomical research in Mannheim. Elector Carl-Theodor has always been passionate about astronomy and encouraged this science. This is why various lectures, readings and star observations will take place next Sunday in the old observatory.

The latter, however, depends on the weather conditions. The old observatory is open from 11h to 16h and from 20h to 22h. At 12:45, Berthold Toetzke and Thorsten Danner play a scene from Wolfgang Wacker in which the voter himself meets the court astronomer directly after a fire in the observatory.

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