I plan on visiting next year during Wurstmarkt. Does Mannheim fill up with visitors during the fest?
Maybe the hotels. You'll see when you book.
And the trains to Bad Dürkheim and back.
But otherwise the Wurstmarkt won't be noticeable in Mannheim.
Thanks. I'm guessing I should book my hotel a little earlier than normal.
It is unlikely that hotels in Mannheim will fill up. This festival attracts mostly locals, few tourists from further away. And those who need accommodation will not stay in ugly Mannheim, but rather in Bad Dürkheim itself, in Neustadt or in one of the nearby wine villages. I strongly advise you to do the same. That should indeed be booked well in advance, though.