Heidelberg Local Customs

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  • 1. Food and Drink

    There are two types of gingerbread in Germany: the type that is cut into shapes, i.e. the famous Gingerbread Men, and the softer type that is cut into squares and eaten in copious amounts until your...

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  • 2. People

    Inside the old Heilig-Geist-Kirche, the church at the market square, there is the grave of King Ruprecht and his wife. He was the founder of this church, of the oldest still standing building at the...

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  • 3. Language

    Welcome to my part of Germany! If you need help, information or directions in English it's best to approach younger people... they all speak English to various extents: some only have...

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  • 4. Shopping

    Sales or Use In Germany, a 16% value-added tax (Mehrwertsteuer - MwSt) is already reflected in the prices of most goods and services; the MwSt rate on books is 7%. Tourists living outside the European...

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  • 5. Events

    Three times each year residents and visitors alike can enjoy the spectacular castle illuminations & fireworks behind the scenes of the old town Heidelberg. Just after sun set the castle-lights are...

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  • 6. Tipping

    While service charges are included in your restaurant bill, it's usual to round up the bill anywhere from the nearest dollar to 5%. This should be given to the waiter/waitress when paying. Don't...

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  • 7. Tourist Information

    Best thing to do when arriving in Heidelberg is to pop in to the Tourist Info office next to the Hauptbahnhof (train station)where they are very friendly and helpful. There you can get maps and info...

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  • 8. Climate

    Germany has a moderate climate with the summers usually warm but pretty cold winters. The warmest months of the year are from May to September. The average temperature in July, for instance, varies...

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  • 10. Hike to the castle :-)

    When you want to visit the castle, you have several options: you can take the funicular, which leaves south of Kornmarkt (50 m from Kornmarkt, direction...

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  • 11. The monkey.

    Near the south end of the Old Bridge, on your left you can see a statue of a monkey with a mirror. They say it represents a prince who lived in Heidelberg and...

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  • 12. Heidelberg Christmas Market

    Heidelberg's Christmas Market is spread out through the complete length of the main street. There are some empty spots in between, but basically you can buy a...

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  • 13. The Old Bridge crossing the...

    The Old Bridge crossing the Neckar at Steingasse. The two gateway towers date back to the twelve hundredth century, where they served as a part of the medieval...

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  • 14. Walking along the pedestrian...

    Walking along the pedestrian zone means to see the old HEIDELBERG with it s beautiful old houses .It would be nicer to see Heidelberg by night !!

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  • 15. Other personal photo of...

    Other personal photo of HEIDELBERG, just click this!!!

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  • 16. Visit all the castles of...

    Visit all the castles of Germany, you will never forget themCastles on the internet:'http://www.schloesser-magazin.de'

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