Until 2008, Yavuz Sultan Selim Mosque with room for some 2,500 worshippers was the largest mosque in Germany. It was built in 1995 decades after Mannheim factories began hiring "guest workers," mostly from Turkey. The Institute for German-Turkish Integration Studies is on the ground floor. The bustling neighborhood has Middle Eastern shops, bakeries, restaurants, Kebab stands, grocery stores and youth centers.
Yavuz Sultan Selim Mosque, Mannheim, Germany