Heidelberg Travel Guide

Heidelberg is a city in Germany located in the state of Baden-Württemberg. It is undoubtedly one of the most romantic cities in Germany.

Find information to help you plan a trip to Heidelberg: Best Attractions, Best Hotels, Where to shop.

Sights

Altstadt

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In the old town of Heidelberg you will find medieval architecture, ancient churches, boutiques, cafés and restaurants.

Explore the Hauptstrasse and the Marktplatz, visit the Heiliggeistkirche church and climb the tower to have beautiful views of the city.

Marktplatz

Heidelberg Castle

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The Heidelberg Castle is a landmark of Heidelberg.

It is located 80 metres up the northern part of the Königstuhl hillside.

The castle can be reached by the Bergbahn. It offers beautiful views of the city and Neckar Valley.

Schlosshof 1, 69117 

Karl Theodor Bridge

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The Karl Theodor Bridge known as Alte Brücke is a stone bridge that crosses the Neckar river.

The bridge connects the old town with the district of Neuenheim. The bridge was built in 1788.

Am Hackteufel, 69117 

Philosophenweg

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The Philosophenweg is a 2 km road opposite to the Heidelberg Castle and Neckar river.

It offers scenic views of the old town and castle.

Philosophenweg

University of Heidelberg

University of Heidelberg

The University of Heidelberg is a public university founded in 1386.

It is one of the most prestigious in the country and the third university established in the Holy Empire.

Grabengasse 1, 69117

Königstuhl

Königstuhl

The Königstuhl is a 567.8-meter-high hill located in the Odenwald mountain.

It offers spectacular views. The access is via the same funicular that takes the visitor to Heidelberg Castle.

Königstuhl, 69117

Heidelberg Zoo

Heidelberg Zoo

The Heidelberg Zoo is located on the north bank of the Neckar. It has more than 1,100 animals, covering about 250 species.

Tiergartenstraße 3, 69120 

Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden is one of the oldest and largest in the country. It is maintained by the University of Heidelberg.

Im Neuenheimer Feld 340, 69120

Where to stay

Marriott

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The Marriott is located on the banks of the Neckar river.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar.

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Vangerowstraße 16, 69115

Crowne Plaza

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The Crowne Plaza is located 5 minutes from the historic city center.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar, coffee maker.

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Kurfürsten-Anlage 1, 69115 

Holiday Inn Express

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The Holiday Inn Express is located near the Central Station.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, work desk, coffee machine.

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Kurfürsten-Anlage 23, 69115

Shopping

Darmstädter Hof Centrum

The Darmstädter Hof Centrum is located 1,3 km from the Marktplatz.

Brands: Calzedonia, Saturn.

Fahrtgasse 18, 69117 

Galeria Kaufhof

Galeria Kaufhof is a German department store chain with many stores in Germany.

The company features brands like Esprit, S. Oliver, Tom Taylor, Gerry Weber, Tommy Hilfiger, Bugatti, Olymp.

Hauptstraße 30, 69117

Plan your Trip

Heidelberg has easy train access from various cities in Germany. Famous cities nearby: Frankfurt, StuttgartMainz, Wiesbaden, Darmstadt.

Distances

Frankfurt – 88,7 km

Stuttgart – 120 km

Mainz – 92,1 km

Wiesbaden – 98 km

Darmstadt – 57,9 km

Freiburg – 184 km

Baden-Baden – 89 km

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