Attractions in and around Heidelberg

Heidelberg is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. The castle, the Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge) and the Neckar River, embedded in Königstuhl and Heiligenberg, have inspired many poets and painters of the Romantic period. And even today Heidelberg fascinates millions of visitors from all over the world.
Heidelberg is also a city of science and research. More than 30,000 students are enrolled at the oldest university in Germany.
The German Cancer Research Center, the four Max Planck Institutes and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory ensure that Heidelberg is regarded as a world-class research location worldwide.

Sights and interesting things

  • Heidelberg Castle with Pharmacy Museum
  • Old Town with Old Bridge, Heiliggeistkirche, University, Friedrich- Ebert Memorial, Studentenkarzer
    (Sightseeing Thu + Fri 14.30h, Sat 10.30h / 14.30h, Sun 10.30h)
  • Königstuhl (lookout tower, falconry, fairytale paradise)
  • Philosopher’s Path (other side of the Neckar)
  • Kurpfälzisches Museum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Heidelberg Zoo
  • Bicycle tours (can be rented all over the city )
  • City tour (bus) or city tour (on foot)
  • City tour in the evening with the Heidelberg night watchman
  • Boat trip to the Neckar valley (for example Neckarsteinach)
  • Tour with the solar boat

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Attractions in and around Heidelberg

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