Heidelberg Things to Do

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Most Viewed Things to Do in Heidelberg

  • 1. Castle/Schloss

    The Hortus Palatinus in Heidelberg Castle was a Baroque garden in the Italian Renaissance style known as the 'Eighth Wonder of the World', and has since been termed 'Germany's greatest Renaissance...

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  • 2. Old Bridge

    The famous Old Bridge is one of the last large examples of classical stone bridge building. It links the old town to the banks of the Neckar at the eastern end of the Neuenheim district. It was built...

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  • 3. Old Town/Altstadt

    This ancient-looking building on the banks of the Neckar River is actually just over one hundred years old. It was built from 1901 to 1903. Concerts, celebrations and conventions are often held here,...

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  • 4. Philosophenweg

    ..... visitors will have when walking along Philosophenweg, philosophers’ path :-) If you are in Heidelberg during any season and want to take one of these famous photos which you see all over the...

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  • 5. Museums

    Having studied chemistry decades ago and having worked in this business for almost a quarter of a century I was and still am fascinated by pharmaceutical and chemical history. This is why I always end...

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  • 6. Churches

    . . . or in Heidelberg, visit the churches. There are several worth the time. We started with the Heiliggeistkirche (Church of the Holy Spirit) on the Marktplatz opposite the Tourist Office. The...

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  • 7. Grosses Fass

    The perception of size is cleverly manipulated in the castle's wine cellar: you descend the stairs and voila! You see a large wine barrel to your right. "Surely, this must be it?" you ask. No, THIS...

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  • 8. Heiliggeistkirche

    The Church of the Holy Spirit is a landmark and the most famous church in Heidelberg. It stands in the middle of the market place in the old center of Heidelberg not far from the Heidelberg Castle....

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  • 9. Walks

    Who ever was mad enough to put a teeter totter in plain view of unsuspecting adults ostensibly deep in philosophic thought should be kept with the rest of the hatters. This contraption beckoned us...

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  • 10. Kornmarkt

    When entering the Oldtown of Heidelberg, the Kornmarkt (near the Town Hall and the Heiliggeistkirche) is the square wich offers the best view on Heidelberg castle. It is also the best starting point...

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  • 11. Outside Heidelberg

    The Neckar River runs from the Black Forest to Mannheim before emptying into the Rhine. This 367 km (228 miles) long river mainly flows through the southwestern state of Baden-Württemberg, but also a...

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  • 12. University

    Heidelberg has a famous old university library, which is located in a wonderful terracotta-coloured art-noveau building, close to the Jesuit Church. Though it is a "working library", it also houses a...

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  • 13. Town Hall/Rathaus

    The baroque Town Hall of Heidelberg, with an imposing bell tower and a richly decorated balcony, with masks and the coat of arms of the duke elector dates back to 1701/1703. It is located on the...

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  • 14. Der Ritter

    This building (now a hotel and restaurant) dates from 1592 making it one of Heidelberg's oldest treasures. Built in late German Renaissance style, its original owner was cloth dealer Carolus Belier. I...

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  • 15. Rhodt unter Rietburg, a New Wine Festival

    We were lucky; VT member trekki took a couple days, drove down and gave us the grand tour of the Palatinate. The highlight of the tour was visiting the New Wine...

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  • 16. The Horse's Hoof

    Here is the underside of one of the hoofs of the S-Printing Horse. This is the hoof that seems to be printing things every time the horse takes a step. If you...

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  • 17. Karlstor

    Karlstor (or Karl's gate) is one of the more well-known landmarks in Heidelberg. This neoclassical style archway was built between 1775 and 1781. It is named...

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  • 18. The Print Media Academy

    The Print Media Academy describes itself as "A Forum for the Graphic Arts Industry." It was opened in the year 2000 to celebrate the 150th birthday of its...

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  • 19. The S-Printing Horse

    Aside from being the largest horse sculpture in the world, the S-Printing Horse has also left two footprints or rather hoofprints in the pavement in front of...

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  • 20. City Theater Heidelberg, Annex 1990

    Because the City Theater is in the middle of the Old City (Altstadt) of Heidelberg, which is where it was built in 1853, there is very little space available...

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  • 21. City Theater, Heidelberg

    The theater was built in 1853 and has basically retained its original form to this day, although considerable modernization and renovation work was done on it...

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  • 22. Passion for Print

    In 2004 the Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg Printing Machine Company) was running a series of poster-advertisements under the title “Passion for...

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  • 23. The Bridge Gate

    The gate which leads on to the Alte Bruecke was built originally as part of the town wall. The two helmets on top of the towers were added when the bridge was...

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  • 24. German Pharmacy history

    Never before have I seen such rich and fascinating collection (20.000 objects) of medical sciences (Pharmacy)! Its a very interesting and curious place. Please...

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  • 25. Christmas markets

    In December you will find Christmas markets here and there, and in Heidelberg alone I visited 4 in one morning. While they all sold the same articles, in...

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