If you just want relax, go to the Neckarwiese.
It is very nice to walk around, looking at the River Neckar and the castle.
Sit down on one of the bank, watching the other people, talk with your neighbour on the bank......
Watch the sundown.
If you are with children: there are places for children to play on the neckarwiese and you can buy also icecream, food and drinks there
The old town blends seamlessly into the Hauptstrasse (main street), which extends to the west and runs parallel to the river. The Hauptstrasse used to be open to automobiles and even had a trolley going down the middle of it, but today it is strictly a pedestrian street. This makes it much more enjoyable to stroll leisurely down the street and window shop. There are many shops and restaurants along the Hauptstrasse, making this an ideal part of the city for visitors to see. And because it is so compact, it is easy to see nearly everything in a short amount of time if you're in a hurry.
Heidelberg can have terrific Indian Summers with warm days and long long Altstadt nights.
It is the perfect season to taste delicious local and reginal wines.
One of September's HIGHLIGHTS for wine CONNOISSEURS is the traditional Altstadt Festival called: HEIDELBERGER HERBST (HEIDELBERG'S AUTUMN) celebrated in all ALTSTADT streets.
Situated right in the centre of Germany's largest wine-growing areas, Heidelberg has a long tradition of wines.
The first BIG BARREL in the cellar of Heidelberg Castle was built in 1591.
Today's attraction, the barrel built in 1751, is even bigger!
More than 9 yards long and 8 yards high, it has a capacity of 55,345 gallons of wine, imagine that!) and.....there is a dance floor on top of it !!
Heidelberg has small but very fertile vineyards......
SEE: www.weingutclauer.de for more info!
Wines are the most loved and original presents to take home with you!
There are also wein-tasting sessions for groups, for info and reservation: Heidelberg Convention & Visitors Bureau....incoming department...
This is a hike up the hill/Mountain has many great views of the Schloss. As you get to the top you will first see a Celtic ruin. (Pretty Uniteresting) Then you will came up to an old Closter. Which was taken apart to build the watchtower. If you continue up the hil you will come to the Ting Stadt. It is an old apetheatre that Hitler built before the war. It was very impressive to see. The Germans do not really care about it so you can see it free of charge. If you walk up the stairs of the apetheatre you will come to a sunken castle which is also very cool to see. I went up to this place twice, and I encourage everyone to go up there at least once. In addition during
May the students attending Heidelberg University through a huge rave in the Ting Stadt. Worth checking out if you are in the neighborhood.
For a peep at a typical German market, you must visit the bustling NEUENHEIM market at Neuenheimer Marktplatz - opened twice a week on Saturdays and Wednesdays from around 7am until 1pm. It's not everyday that a tourist go scouting around to visit a market like that... but hey, sometimes it's better to do extraordinary things whilst on a holiday and check out the places a normal tourist wouldn't go.
The market sells a range of fresh produce like fruits, vegetables, flowers, etc. And you know what? You can also take some really great photos here.
Oh, the one thing that intrigued me tremendously was the TYPE of cars that were parked around the marketplace on a Saturday. Porsches, Audis, Mercedes, BMWs.....and somehow you'll soon realize that perhaps this place is a shopping haven for the rich and famous of Heidelberg??!! Hm...
Germany s longest foot street, over a mile long. If you are coming from rail station, take a tram or bus to Bismarkplatz, rather a long walk.
tHIS IS THE OLDEST caf? in Heidelberg, since 1863 it is situated in the Haspelgasse.
Here they have HEIDELBERG'S TRADITIONAL SPECIALITY....
K?SSE WIE DAMALS .....
Karlsplatz is by far this is the best platz of all the platz in Heidelberg. I don't remember exactly what was at the platz, I think an ice rink. But the sign says it all.
Heidelberg is famous for its printing machine factories. I have myself one typical "Heidelberg" in my garace. Its weight is not less than 500 kgs.
Built above the city, you will enjoy a fantastic view of heidelberg and you will also enjoy the gardens surronding the Castle.
The University has many venues. The pic shows the Witch's or Thief's Tower. In the courtyard of the New University, it is part of the medieval city fortification from the 13 th century.,
The old bridge over the river at night is also dramatically lit and helps make Heidelberg the post card perfect place it is.
Heidelburg Main Street is said to be the longest pedestrian zone in Europe. The street is adorned with interesting bars and restaurants, and small antique and souvenir shops.
Take an afternoon to stroll about the old town. The charming shops and cafes and pubs are a pleasant way to spend some time.
I was pleasantly surprised to find these cherry blossoms near the Bahnhof. What a beautiful sight!!!
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