Mannheim vibrates and resonates with top-quality performances. The city has long prioritised its proud cultural tradition. The Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts plays a leading role in ensuring its continued development.
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Although the university was not transferred to government responsibility until 1971, it can look back on a tradition lasting more than two centuries. The original music school was founded by Abbé Vogler. With the announcement on 12 September 1776 of the first public chair of musicology - roughly translated - the "Mannheimer Tonschule" joined the upper echelons of international music schools. Today, you can enjoy fabulous concerts here as well as wonderful opera productions, or lose yourself in an enchanting ballet.
Top tip: Take a stroll through the park "Lauergärten" opposite the conservatory. Here you can find the last remnants of Mannheim's fortifications above ground. The red sandstone foundations date from 1727 to 1739, when the city was rebuilt after the destruction of 1688/89.