How much groove can you take? You'll find the answer in the lively and creative "Jungbusch" neighbourhood, Mannheim's former harbour district.
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Here, you are surrounded by music. The arrival of the "Popakademie Mannheim" confirmed the city as the country's "secret music capital". Today, this prestigious institution is the centre of a vibrant cultural scene. With its active promotion of pop music and various institutions, it is the ideal environment for up-and-coming artists. Young talents from all over Germany come to Mannheim to live their dream and hopefully become pop stars. Here, you can get a real sense of the hard path from the practice room to the limelight and take a look behind the scenes of the music business. Join a musical boat tour or guitar workshop, or enjoy one of the regular concerts. Maybe you'll find yourself listening to tomorrow's next big star...
Top tip: Just two minutes' walk from the Popakademie, the restaurant "Die Küche" in the Musikpark is a popular haunt. It offers an authentic Jungbusch vibe with a touch of harbour flair, rock'n'roll factor and industrial romance. The rooftop restaurant with its sun deck serves up "simply good food" and stunning views.