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Heidelberg

4.4
Castles · Bridges · Landmarks
City of Romanticism
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley. It's considered a jewel among German travel destinations. In this region, the legend-rich Odenwald (a low-mountain range) opens up toward the sprawling Rhine river plains--a densely populated part of the country. Home to the nation's oldest university, established in 1386, Heidelberg has a huge student population from around Europe. It's not only a city of academic excellence, but also a place of diversity and youthful energy. Visitors from around the globe tour the town for its celebrated cityscape, packed with historical attractions and other sights. The ruins of a famous castle here are considered the most important Renaissance structure north of the Alps. Arrange all the small, but important details of your Heidelberg trip itinerary using our Germany online trip planner.
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Popular things to do in Heidelberg

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Castle
Schloss Heidelberg
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Neighborhood
Altstadt (Old Town)
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Hiking Trail
Philosopher’s Walk
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Bridge
Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge)
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Heidelberg

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Theme Park
Europa-Park Rust
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
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Architectural Building
Mercedes-Benz Museum Stuttgart
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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World heritage site
Würzburg Residence Wurzburg
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Architectural Building
Romer Frankfurt
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Heidelberg

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Specialty Museum
Pharmacy Museum
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Site
Student Jail (Studentenkarzer)
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
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Landmark
Market Square (Marktplatz)
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings
4.8
Duration: 4 hours

Museums in Heidelberg

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Specialty Museum
Sammlung Prinzhorn
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Friedrich Ebert Memorial (Gedenkstatte)
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Heidelberg

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Historic Site
Dicker Turm (Schloss)
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Church of the Holy Ghost (Heiliggeistkirche)
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Walking Area
Alte Universitaet
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Site
Michaelskloster
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Heidelberg

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Heidelberger Zuckerladen
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
FriDa
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Chocolaterie St Anna No1
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Chocolaterie Yilliy
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

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