Heppenheim an der Bergstrasse Travel Guide

  • Heppenheim an der Bergstrasse
    by TomInGermany
  • Altstadt at Christmas on a Sunday morning.
    Altstadt at Christmas on a Sunday...
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  • Heppenheim from above
    Heppenheim from above
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Heppenheim an der Bergstrasse Things to Do

  • How is a Wine ? Weingut H. Freberger

    Garmany Wine growing regions, here in Hessische Bergstrasse,There is little volium of production and the local wine is notexported so abroad.Let's go to the Winery for visit ! listen to explanation of the wine and thesampling in possible, too.Those wines are reasonable price. not expensive.

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  • Old town

    The most beautiful thing in Heppenheim is the old town. The heart of it is the market place. Stroll around through small little streets and enjoy the half timbered houses. Due to the Hessentag (see my General Tip) some of the old house have been renovated.

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  • Martin Buber Haus

    The jewish philosopher Martin Buber lifed in this house from 1916 till 1938. Due to the cruel nazi regime in these times he had to left Germany. Martin Buber was born in Vienna on 8 February 1878 and died in Jerusalem on 13 June 1965. The house is now the place of the "International Council of Christians and Jews" The library is opened daily....

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Heppenheim an der Bergstrasse Hotels

  • Park Inn Heppenheim

    Siegfriedstrasse 1, Heppenheim, Hesse, 64646, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Top Hotel Am Bruchsee

    Am Bruchsee 1, Heppenheim, Hesse, 64646, Germany

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Starkenburger Hof

    Kalterer Strasse 7, Heppenheim An Der Bergstrasse,

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Couples

Heppenheim an der Bergstrasse Restaurants

  • Restaurant with their own Brewery

    This brewery restaurant (or is it restaurant brewery) had a modern looking dining room (kind of a bistro look) with mainly traditional German meals. The waitress spoke some English and was tolerant of our broken German. The food was very good and their beer was tasty. They had a nice selection of wines from the region (the whites are very good)....

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  • Down in the cellar

    The place is a restaurant as well as a pub/bistro. The restuarant is located in the cellar. It is well known for specialieties from the hot stone - you prepare the meat by your one on a hot stone at the table. In summertime the bistro also offers places outside on the old market place as well as in their nice toscany garden in the backyard. Brunch...

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  • an evening in another world

    The restaurant has opened in summer. Yesterday I went there together with my friend Danni for the first time. And it wasn't the last visit ... They also over an all you can eat buffet at lunch time for EUR 6,50. Maybe I should take a day off next week to taste it ...Wonderful decoration and there was also a sculpture of the elephant good on the...

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Heppenheim an der Bergstrasse Nightlife

  • High life in Heppenheim

    Each year starting the last week end in June the well known "Weinmarkt" takes place for one week. Around the market place and along the streets in the old part of the town are stands were you can drink wine and get something to eat. There are two stages where different bands play and you can dance. As you like - Smart casual

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  • A cinema with charme

    One of the old cinemas long before the huge cinemas - like Cinemaxx or what ever they are called - came up. In the entrance hall you can sit down by a drink till you can get in the auditory. It is like sitting in someones livingroom. Very nice. There's a huge old table with old wooden chairs around. Two auditories. In the small one is maybe place...

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  • watch the sunset

    From the wineyards or one of the hills around Heppenheim you can have a great view and enjoy a beautiful sunset. Take a good drink as a sundowner with you :-)

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Heppenheim an der Bergstrasse Shopping

  • Ice cream

    At the Langnese plant you find a little store - the factory outlet. It is opened twice a week and each week they have different offers of icecream, pizzas and other freezed food like vegetables. Today I went for the first time. I bought icecream and pizza. Now the deep freeze of our frigde is totally packed with icecream!!! less than in a normal...

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  • Flea Market

    On two saturdays (June and August) a flea market takes place. Everyone can sell what one like and don't need any more. But only private people can have a stall. The flea market is nicely located in a street with many trees. All and nothing. Like on every flea market. It is always fun to go!

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Heppenheim an der Bergstrasse Local Customs

  • Lunch on New Year's Eve

    It is said that you have to eat "sauerkraut" on New Year's Eve so that you always have money in the new year. A traditional lunch is therefore mashed potatoes with sauerkraut and meat. The meat will be for example blood and liver sausages (I never ever eat those!!!) or smoked pork chop. I normally visit my parents to have lunch with them but...

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  • Neuer Wein - New Wine

    With the begining of the grape-harvesting the time of the new wine also called Federweisser starts. Together with Zwiebelkuchen (onion tart) it is now the local food to eat!!! In all backeries you find signs saying "buy new wine and onion tart" You can buy the new wine at one of the wineries or at the winegrowers' cooperative. They have special...

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  • Local speciallity - Asparagus

    End of April, beginning of May it is time for asparagus. Now you can watch on the fields the people who cut asparagus. Mostly you can buy it directly at the field. The farmer has a little stand besides the field for selling the asparagus. I could eat fresh asparagus nearly every day. That's why I visite my parents nearly every sunday during that...

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Heppenheim an der Bergstrasse Off The Beaten Path

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    by TomInGermany Written Dec 18, 2011

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    This hike starts at the Guldenklinger Hohe Parking lot on the B460 about 4 miles east of Heppenheim. It is 11 miles long and took me almost 4 hours.

    From the parking lot cross the road and get on the "white cross" trail heading north. (the trail sign looks like a white railroad crossing sign). Stay on this trail for about 30 minutes before turning onto the "red line" trail at the "Jagerrest" gazebo. You will stay on this trail until you are almost to Starkenburg, Heppenheim's castle. Get off the trail and take road up to the castle. Spend some time walking around the castle and get some great photos looking down on the town.
    When you are ready, take the "blue B" trail down into the town. Another option is to backtrack back down the road and take the wine trail down into the town. Both trails will take you to the altstadt (old city) and the church which you should have some nice photos of from the castle.
    From here you will take the "upside down yellow T" trail back up the valley. You can take this all the way back to the "white cross" trail and hang a right back to the parking lot or you can get onto the "K1" trail which is a slightly shortly trail back to the car. Along the way you will see an old amphitheater (not sure how old).

    I used Map 5 of the Bergstrasse-Odenwald series but Map 8 would have been better. Too bad I don't own that one.

    I added a website of a German site that has a listing of numerous hikes in the Odenwald area. The one that pops up is a longer version of the hike I described.

    This time it is toward Heppenheim. Starkenburg Heppenheim from above Altstadt at Christmas on a Sunday morning. It was raining in Heppenheim.
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    • Castles and Palaces
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Photography

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Heppenheim an der Bergstrasse Sports & Outdoors

  • Jan Ulrich in HP

    On Friday (27 August) the Entega Grand Prix took place. A bicycle race which was organised and sponsord by the Hessian electric utility. The distance was 78km on a round cours which was 1,3 km. The cyclist had to make it 60 times. In the End the winner was Jan Ulrich. It was exciting to watch! Amazing how fast the cyclist were ...This race will...

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  • Bruchsee

    The lake is not a natural one. I don't know exactly when it was established. But it is said that during highway constrution works much sand was needed and that's how the hole came. Now it is a place where people come to have a walk, go jogging or biking. It is just a place where you can relax. Some people even come for fishing but I hardly can...

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  • Street theatre

    Every year for a few days in July the street and places in the old part of Heppenheim change into a stage. It's the time for the international street theatre festival which is called Gassensensationen. Each year different artist like acrobats, actors or musicians with different programms perform on the open air stage. The 2003 festival is already...

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  • Learn about Hessian legends

    www.laternenweg.deAbout 120 of these silhouettes decorate the street lamps in the old city. They tell ancient Hessian legends. At each lamp you also find a small sign with some infos ...

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  • Starkenburg

    Located in the towers is a youth hostel. You also find a restaurant. I never eat there, just had a drink but from the terrasse you have a wonderful view over the Bergstrasse and if the wether is good you could also see Mannheim at the horizone.

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