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Private Tour: Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt
"Meet your expert guide and air-conditioned vehicle outside your centrally located Frankfurt hotel to begin your private 6-hour sightseeing tour of Heidelberg a picturesque town on the banks of River Neckar in southwest Germany. Often described as Germany’s most beautiful city Heidelberg is renowned for its Baroque Old Town pretty Renaissance buildings and haunting castle ruins. Follow in the footsteps of the romantic poets most notably Johann Wolfgang van Goethe and the likes of painter William Turner and fall in love with this beautiful
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Private Tour: Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt
"Meet your expert guide and air-conditioned vehicle outside your centrally located Frankfurt hotel to begin your private 6-hour sightseeing tour of Heidelberg a picturesque town on the banks of River Neckar in southwest Germany. Often described as Germany’s most beautiful city Heidelberg is renowned for its Baroque Old Town pretty Renaissance buildings and haunting castle ruins. Follow in the footsteps of the romantic poets most notably Johann Wolfgang van Goethe and the likes of painter William Turner and fall in love with this beautiful
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Private Tour: Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt
"Meet your expert guide and air-conditioned vehicle outside your centrally located Frankfurt hotel to begin your private 6-hour sightseeing tour of Heidelberg a picturesque town on the banks of River Neckar in southwest Germany. Often described as Germany’s most beautiful city Heidelberg is renowned for its Baroque Old Town pretty Renaissance buildings and haunting castle ruins. Follow in the footsteps of the romantic poets most notably Johann Wolfgang van Goethe and the likes of painter William Turner and fall in love with this beautiful
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Bretten

Off The Beaten Path

Street art

I came across this graffiti on the way from tram stop "Stadtmitte" into town, and found it so funny and interesting that I want to draw your attention to it. I assume that the building behind has some...
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Monument to the Revolution of 1848

This monument to the abortive revolution of 1848 was created by Willi Gilli, a sculptor who was born in Slovenia but has been a resident of Bretten for many years.The monument is on the...
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May 29, 2011

Hebelschule

This school is named after Johann-Peter Hebel. The old tract is from 1852 and the newer one from 1910. In 1864 a monument of Philipp Melanchthon was inaugurated. It’s a copy of the same statue in...
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Jan 05, 2010

Amtshaus

This building looks almost like a palace. The original building dates back to 1783/84 and was extended in 1888. Today it houses the court and the notary’s office whereas in the past it was home to the...
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Jan 05, 2010

Frauentürmchen

Near the big parking lot on Sporgasse you may see the ruins of the little women’s tower. The tower was part of the city wall and defense system housing a guard and small artillery. It was named after...
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Jan 03, 2010

Stadtbücherei (Library)

The impressive building that houses the library and changing exhibitions used to be the building of the protestant church inspector. It was built in 1753. You find the library a bit below the...
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Jan 03, 2010
 
 
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Gerberhaus

This "tanner's house" was built in 1585 and is said to be the oldest residential building in the city of Bretten. It is one of the few houses that survived the great fire of 1689.The house was...
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Dec 20, 2009

Simmelturm, Bretten's leaning tower

A plaque on this tower says that it was built between 1350 and 1400 as the southernmost part of the medieval fortifications of the city of Bretten.The name "Simmelturm" means "round tower", from...
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Dec 20, 2009

Little Dog's Fountain

Heartwarming local legends involving little dogs usually turn out to be a load of bull, and this one is no exception.The story is that Bretten was under siege for some reason, and food supplies in the...
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Nemorino
Dec 20, 2009

Market Fountain

The statue at the top of these stairs is supposed to represent Friedrich II of the Pfalz aka Palatinate, also known as Friedrich the Wise, who lived from 1482 to 1556 and was the ruler of this part of...
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Dec 20, 2009

Beyle Hof

During the Christmas market you will find some stalls of the medival kind in the courtyard of Beyle Hof. The view you see on the photo is from Sporgasse.
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Jan 03, 2010

St. Laurentius Church

This catholic church dates back to 1936/37. In the church you find a few bits and pieces of the former catholic church from the 17th and 18th century. The church is overlooking the town center.
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Jan 03, 2010

Revolutionsdenkmal

This revolutionary monument is by Willi Gilli and was made in 1999. The monument also reminds us of the tragedy of the 1848/49 revolution which failed. It can be found on Friedrichstrasse.
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Jan 03, 2010

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Melanchthonhaus

When the neogothic Melanchthon House was built from 1897 to 1903 to commemorate the reformator's 400th birthday, the ground floor was designed as a memorial hall to melanchthon and his colleagues....
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Market square

Bretten’s “old” town hall in market square is not as old as it may seem. The town must have had a splendid medieval town hall, but it was destroyed in the fire of 1689 together with most of the town....
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Old town

Bretten has quite a lot of half-timbered houses everywhere in the old town. The most impressive ensemble is probably the Northern side of market square, all built around 1700. Others can, for example,...
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Protestant church

During my most recent visit in November 2015 I finally found the main church open for the first time. The interior was a bit of a disappointment, though. The whole nave has been cleared from anything...
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Towers

The tower has a crooked and worn-out look which tells of how much it has been through in its history. In former times it protected the Southeastern corner of the town. A stretch of town wall is still...
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Amtshaus

This real estate between the two churches has been the seat of the bailiff, the representative of the Palatinate government, since the middle ages. The first building was a medieval stone house, then...
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"A Wombat in Bretten"
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