Favorite thing: There has been a sizeable U.S. military base in Heidelberg for many decades, so the locals are used to a large presence of Americans, most of whom don't speak a word of German when they arrive. You therefore need not worry about having any difficulties communicating with people there if you don't speak German. It's always nice to try your best to communicate in the native language anywhere you travel, but don't feel bad about speaking English if you have to.
You can get a HEIDELBERG CARD with a guidebook and a city map!
There a 3 different cards and I shall tell you about them all.
There is one for 2 days:
about 12 Euro p.p. for which low rate you get a lot free of charge and discounts on all kinds of attraction.
You have to use it in two days, incl. the discount shopping of course: far too much fun not to do that!
You can book the HEIDELBERGCARD via www.cvb-heidelberg.de and as I told you in 3 custom made versions.
And.....valid all year.......
The second version is for 4 days and costs about 20 Euro p.p. and is also valid all year!
Book at the same www.cvb-heidelberg.de
Of course these cards some additions to the first mentioned card!
And last but not least: there is a FAMILY CARD valid from March 1 toll October 31 for 2 ADULTS and 2 CHILDREN, or 1 ADULT and 3 CHILDREN (maximum) and costs about 24 Euro.
Additional to the HEIDELBERG CARD 2 DAYS the FANIKY CARD includes extra family programs.
The CARDS are also available at the Tourist Information at the main Railway Station, the TOURIST HOTLINE +49-6221-19433 and via internet www.cvb-heidelberg.de
Fondest memory: My best memories are from the ALTSTADT......it is never boring, always very atmospheric, there are fine shop.....the walk to the SCHLOSS is great and rewarding and oh, tea under some trees or sunshades in lovely summer colours, seeing everyone contented and relaxed!
This is the main street of Heidelberg. It is located between Bismarckplatz and the Karlstor.
Along this long street there are many shops, cafes and restaurants.
Favorite thing: It's always important to have a map in order to know where you are going. Pick up a map at the Tourist Information Center if you didn't bring a map with you.
Favorite thing: Located in the Market Square ( Marktplatz ) the 18th century RATHAUS is Heidelberg's town hall and the centre of local politics and city administration.
Favorite thing: If you do not like to walk along the shopping lane to reach the Market Place a good alternative is to walk along Neckar. You have a nice view to the old part of the city.
Favorite thing: The shopping lane leads you directly to the Market Place and to the Old Castle. Around Market Place are many nice bars. Not far away you find "Untere Strasse" with more bars and nightlive spots.
Once again get your camera ready for the steady flow of statues found all over the city.
This one looks to be David the Jewish hero with the head of Goliath, the losing giant for the Philistines.
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