Mannheim: Rosengarten

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Baden-Württemberg
City: Mannheim
Location: Friedrichsplatz

Concert hall and congress complex, built 1899-1903 by Bruno Schmitz in a neo-baroque variety of Jugendstil, chosen as a reference to Mannheim's cultural heyday under Kurfürst Carl Theodor. Originally, the complex comprised two buildings: The "Festhalle" at the north side of the Friedrichsplatz (containing the "Musensaal" hall, also used as "Neues Theater" by the Nationaltheater Mannheim ensemble, up to 1390 seats) and the "Nibelungensaal" (located behind the "Festhalle") with 3600 seats, the biggest concert hall in Germany at the time of its opening in 1903. Destroyed by bombs on 24 Sep 1943.

Subsequently "Festhalle" exterior rebuilt to the original plans with a mondernized interior. 1972-1974 addition of a new concert hall ("Mozartsaal", 2300 seats) by Karl and Wilhelm Schmucker on the former site of the "Nibelungensaal".

The complex is currently used as a congress centre, for classical and popular concerts, and for touring opera, operetta and musical performances.

Link: www.rosengarten-mannheim.de

Mannheim: Rosengarten Picture: Festhalle, view from Friedrichsplatz; background: tower of Nibelungensaal
Front Text: "Mannheim, Städt. Festhalle Rosengarten"
Publisher: Verlag von Zeuler & Vogel
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Mannheim to Weimar, 1904

Mannheim: Rosengarten Picture: Festhalle, view from Friedrichsplatz
Front Text: "Mannheim Rosengarten"
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Mannheim to Vallendar, 1905

Mannheim: Rosengarten Picture: Festhalle portal with Beethoven relief
Front Text: "Mannheim, Portal am Rosengarten"
Handwritten Front Text: mentioning a performance of Strauss's opera "Salome" at the Hoftheater
Publisher: Dr. Tenkle Co., Leipzig, 1904; 23390
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: to Straßburg, [stamp and postmark removed]

Mannheim: Rosengarten Front Text: "Mannheim", "Musensaal. Blick auf die Bühne"
Type: Undvided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Mannheim to Philippsburg, 1905

Mannheim: Rosengarten Front Text: "Musensaal"
Reverse Text: "Mannheim, Rosengarten"
Publisher: Verlag Josef Hepp, Mannheim 1907 No. 24002
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Mannheim: Rosengarten Picture: Nibelungensaal
Reverse Text: "Mannheim, Rosengarten v. Osten"
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Mannheim: Rosengarten Front Text: "Mannheim Rosengarten - Nibelungensaal, Blick auf die Orgel"
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Mannheim to Mittelhausen (Thüringen), 1905

Mannheim: Rosengarten Picture: Festhalle, view from Friedrichsplatz
Reverse Text: "6800 Mannheim - Kongresszentrum Rosengarten"
Publisher: Werbeverlag R. Gorzsinski, Mannheim
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Mannheim: Rosengarten Picture: left, in the foreground:Mozartsaal; right, in the background: Festhalle (rear view)
Reverse Text: "Mannheim, Neuer Rosengarten"
Publisher: Jaenecke-Verlag, Schifferstadt; Col-Nr. 71
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Mannheim: Rosengarten Picture: left:Mozartsaal; right above: Festhalle, view from Friedrichsplatz; right below: Mozartsaal
Reverse Text: "Mannheim, Kongreß- und Veranstaltungszentrum 'Rosengarten'. Haupteingang mit Jugendstilfassade. Außen- und Innenansicht vom neuen Mozartsaal für 2300 Personen. - The Mozart Room (interior and exterior) in the 'Rosengarten'. Conference Centre, also the Main Entrance (Jugendstil - stile of the turn of the century)."
Publisher: Verkehrsverein Mannheim e. V.
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Mannheim: Rosengarten Picture: Festhalle, view from Friedrichsplatz
Reverse Text: "Mannheim, Jugendstilanlage Friedrichplatz"
Publisher: Buch Kober, Mannheim
Size: Modern
Not sent.


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