Mannheim is a town within the southwestern a part of Germany, the third largest within the German kingdom of Baden Wurttemberg after Stuttgart and Karlsruhe with a 2015 populace of about 305,000 inhabitants. The town is at the centre of the larger densely populated Rhine Neckar Metropolitan Region which has a populace of 2,400,000 and is Germany's 8th largest metropolitan location. Mannheim is located on the confluence of the Rhine and the Neckar inside the northwestern nook of Baden Wurttemberg.
The Rhine separates Mannheim from the metropolis of Ludwigshafen, simply to the west of it in Rhineland Palatinate and the border of Baden Wurttemberg with Hesse is simply to the north. Mannheim is downstream along the Neckar from the metropolis of Heidelberg. Mannheim is unusual among German towns in that its streets and avenues are laid out in a grid sample, leading to its nickname. The 18th century Mannheim Palace, former domestic of the Prince elector of the Palatinate, now homes the University of Mannheim.