Mannheim / Heidelberg / Ludwigshafen
Three cities, one art region: diversity on the shores of Rhine and Neckar
In the metropolitan Rhine/Neckar region, Mannheim is a visitors magnet thanks to its Kunsthalle, with its renowned collections of 19th and 20th-century paintings, while the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums impress, along with the Forum Internationale Photographie. The neighboring city of Ludwigshafen, in Rhineland Palatinate, also has contemporary art exhibitions at the Kunstverein and 20th-century art is showcased at the Wilhelm Hack Museum. At Heidelbergs Kunstverein, the focus is on international trends, while the Museum Sammlung Prinzhorn exhibits historical works featuring images of psychiatric patients. The cities team up to host largest curated German photography festival.