Heidelberg Attractions

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  • Eppelheim
  • Philosophenweg
  • Thingstätte
  • Heidelberg is both a charming, historic town snuggled in between hills and river and vibrant, international city. Enjoy a stroll down the longest pedestrian shopping street in Europe, or take a hike up to Philospher's Way. Take in the beautiful mix of renaissance, Baroque and modern architecture scattered throughout the Old Town, or enjoy a beverage in one of many modern beer gardens. Whatever time of year you choose to visit Heidelberg, be sure to take in the special events sponsored by the city year-round, such as the Christmas Markets during the cold winter months, the music festivals in the spring, the Castle Illuminations throughout the summer, or Heidelberger Herbst, an enormous fusion of flea-markets, music and art exhibitions, food and beverages, a perfect way to spend a crisp, autumn day.

    Heidelberg Castle and Castle Gardens

    Schlosshof 1

    Must-see historical castle ruins with breath-taking views of the area... read more



    Scenic mountain path with inspiring views of the 'Old Town'... read more



    Traditional German outdoor markets during Christmas season... read more

    Documentation and Cultural Centre of German Sinti and Roma

    Bremeneckgasse 2

    Detailed exhibit of Nazi Era persecution and genocide... read more

    International Mannheim-Heidelberg Film Festival


    6th oldest international film festival in the world... read more

    Heidelberg Castle Illuminations

    Schlosshof 1

    Festive commemoration of Heidelberg's tragic past...
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    Heidelberger Herbst

    Hauptstrasse 97

    Outdoor festival complete with music, crafts, food and beer... read more

    Heiligenberg and Thingstätte

    Auf dem Heiligenberg

    Abbey ruins juxtaposed with a stadium from the Nazi Era... read more

    Heidelberg University

    Grabengasse 14

    Oldest University in Germany established in 1386...
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    im Parkhaus P12

    Two funicular railways-the oldest and most advanced in Germany... read more

    Long Night of the Museums

    Willy-Brand-Platz 1

    Annual night of museum exploration... read more

    Gloria und Gloriette

    Hauptstraße 146

    Cozy movie theater plays unique assortment of films... read more


    Plöck 52

    Unique, friendly, family-owned candy shop... read more


    Pfaffengasse 18

    Tribute to native Heidelberger and Germany's first President... read more

    Palatinate Museum (Kurpfälzisches Museum)

    Hauptstrasse 97

    Multi-faceted museum of vast palatinate history...
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    Hinter dem Heumarkt

    Charming market square surrounded by Baroque-style buildings... read more



    Riverside park ideal for relaxing in the summer sun... read more

    Alte Brücke (Karl-Theodor-Brücke)

    Obere Neckarstrasse 2
    Am Neckar

    Beautiful cobblestone bridge crossing the river Neckar... read more

    Zoo Heidelberg

    Tiergartenstraße 3

    Heidelberg Castle

    69117 Heidelberg, Germany

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