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International20.12.2016

Cities show more solidarity than nation states – Mayor’s summit in Vatican City

OB Dr. Kurz beim Gipfeltreffen der Bürgermeister im Vatikan
OB Dr. Kurz beim Gipfeltreffen der Bürgermeister im Vatikan

Dr Peter Kurz participated in a Mayor’s summit on refugee policy in Vatican City on invitation of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Mayors from 71 cities amongst them ten European capitals (Berlin, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Warsaw, Lisbon, Brussels, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Dublin)  met in Vatican City for a conference titled “Refugees Are Our Brothers and Sisters” on invitation of Pope Franziskus.

Environment & Traffic23.06.2015

New electrically-powered buses with no charger lead

Startsignal für eine neue Ära der Elektromobilität
Startsignal für eine neue Ära der Elektromobilität

One bus route in Mannheim will, as from now, be totally electrically operated. As a part of the “mv-primove” research project, two electrically-powered buses which are re-charged cable-free at their bus stops, will be tested and further developed right until they are ready for market.

International13.04.2015

Mannheim and Haifa celebrate the commencement of diplomatic relations between Germany and Israel 50 years ago

OB Dr. Kurz zu Besuch in Haifa
OB Dr. Kurz zu Besuch in Haifa

On the occasion of the 50-year jubilee of the commencement of diplomatic relations between Germany and Israel the Israeli city Haifa invited its five German twin cities, amongst them Mannheim, for a celebration to Israel which also served a deepening of the international cooperation between the cities. In the context of an expert exchange the participating delegations attended to the issue of integration in cities characterised by diversity and the concomitant challenges for local politics.

Culture01.12.2014

Mannheim - Unesco City of Music

Mannheim is Unesco City of Music – title received with elation
Mannheim is Unesco City of Music

At last an end to the months of waiting: UNESCO, principle cultural institution worldwide, has appointed Mannheim to its Creative Cities Network. From now on the city can bear the name “Mannheim UNESCO City of Music”.

International27.11.2014

Mayor Dr Peter Kurz at a conference in Ramallah - Meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas

OB Dr. Kurz zusammen mit Prof. Daoud Zatari
OB Dr. Kurz zusammen mit Prof. Daoud Zatari

On invitation of the German governmental society for international cooperation (GIZ) a delegation of three people headed by Mayor Dr Peter Kurz participated in an international conference in Ramallah, Palestine.

Politics & Management24.03.2014

Prof. Dr. José del R. Millán receives Bertha-und-Carl-Benz-Preis

OB Dr. Peter Kurz und Prof. Dr. José del R. Millán
OB Dr. Peter Kurz und Prof. Dr. José del R. Millán

The City of Mannheim’s Bertha-und-Carl-Benz Preis 2013 was presented to Prof. Dr. José del R. Millán on Sunday, 16 March. In bestowing the Bertha-und-Carl-Benz-Preis, the City of Mannheim recognizes individuals or organisations who have served in the field of improving mobility – especially in making mobility easier, more social or more environmentally sound. “The prize follows the tradition of Bertha and Carl Benz’ entrepreneurial courage and of the implementation of their invention into our society”, Dr. Peter Kurz stated.

Politics & Management13.01.2014

Biennial Budget 2014/2015 Approved

1,2 Milliarden Euro beträgt das Haushaltsvolumen der Stadt Mannheim pro Jahr
1,2 Milliarden Euro beträgt das Haushaltsvolumen der Stadt Mannheim pro Jahr

The Regional Council in Karlsruhe has approved the City of Mannheim’s biennial budget 2014/2015. Nicolette Kressl, district president, confirmed the legality of the budget statutes adopted by the municipal council in December without imposing any restrictions.

Politics & Management09.01.2014

The Future Lies in Creative Cities

Oberbürgermeister Dr. Peter Kurz bei seiner Neujahrsansprache.
Oberbürgermeister Dr. Peter Kurz bei seiner Neujahrsansprache.

The sustainability of a city is driven by its creativity. And there’s an abundance of it in Mannheim. This was powerfully demonstrated at the 2014 New Year’s reception, dedicated to the theme “creative city”.

Politics & Management16.12.2013

Biennial Budget 2014/2015 Adopted

Die Etatberatungen im Gemeinderat
Die Etatberatungen im Gemeinderat

271 applications were processed by Mannheim’s municipal council. The negotiations went on for two days. Then the biennal budget 2014/2015 was adopted. CDU, SPD, the green party Grüne, representative for the left-wing party Linke and City Councilor Gudrun Kuch all voted in favour of the budget. FDP and the politically independent local party Mannheimer Liste / Freie Wähler voted against it.

Tourism, Leisure & Events25.11.2013

Christmas Shopping Made Easy in Mannheim

Die 'Väter' des Park&Ride in der Weihnachtszeit
Die 'Väter' des Park&Ride in der Weihnachtszeit

Mannheim’s city center is especially attractive at Christmas time. Visitors from the whole region are pulled in by a unique mixture of nationwide chain stores and unmistakeable independent retail traders. They are enticed by various Christmas markets, tastefully arranged shop windows and atmospheric Christmas street lights.