People from 170 nations live in Mannheim, 43 percent of the residents of Mannheim have a migration background – Mannheim is a “Colourful City“ in which cosmopolitanism, diversity and tolerance have been lived since the foundation of the city.
Mannheim wants to be an example of living together in metropolises. To stress this, the main committee and the municipal council have unanimously adopted the “Mannheim Declaration“. This declaration establishes the spirit of openness, tolerance and understanding as a guideline for churches, religious communities, political organisations as well as for cultural and sports clubs.
Based on the awareness that living together in an urban community requires the care, the welfare, the commitment of all forces in society and the target-oriented actions of the political community, the city of Mannheim formulated as one of seven strategic targets: “Sustaining tolerance, living together – Mannheim is an example of living together in metropolises.“