Top destination - Why go there in Heidelberg, Germany ?

Heidelberg, most picturesque city in Germany

Heidelberg, most picturesque city in Germany - View on the city by night from the castle
View on the city by night from the castle

Heidelberg's history, a 150 000 inhabitants town in Germany, also known as The most picturesque city in Germany, dates back to 14th century. In most places in the city, it feels like we are still there ! The old town is very romantic, and hiking to the castle at night feels like a fairytale. About 1h by car or train from Frankfurt airport, it is a must see destination for tourists in the area.

  • Is tap water safe to drink in Heidelberg, Germany ?
  • Yes
  • Average prices in DE (USD - 1€ = USD$1.216655 )
  • Public transport ticket : 2.89 |
  • Taxi (5km) : 14.78 |
  • Train (200km) : 55.1 |
  • Restaurant (2 persons) : 70 |
  • 5* hotel : 240 |
  • 3* hotel : 120 |
  • Appartment rent : 690 |
  • Women haircut : 31.63 |
  • Men haircut : 16.49 |
  • Weekend city break (2 persons, 1 hotel night, without flights) : 620
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 Best hotels - Where to stay in Heidelberg, Germany ?

Crowne Plaza Heidelberg

Crowne Plaza Heidelberg - Underground jacuzzi
Underground jacuzzi

Surely the best choice in the city ! Walking distance from the old town, shuttle to Frankfurt airport, buses and tramways to most places (including SAP Walldorf for business travellers) right in front of the hotel. Featuring a good enough fitness room, a great underground pool, jacuzzi, and sauna (with bar for food and all kind of drinks), it's a great place for both business, leisure and romantic trips in the city.

Amazing Amazing 6/6 (1)  |No problem experienced with free wifi during the stay Perfect wifi  |Expensive-Expensive Expensive  |130 EUR  |See on map of Heidelberg, Germany Kurfürsten-Anlage 1, 69115 Heidelberg

 Finest restaurants - Where to eat in Heidelberg, Germany ?

Bier Brezel

Bier Brezel - View on the counter and oven
View on the counter and oven

Authentic and local restaurant, situated right next to the Church of the Holy Spirit, is the right place for a great dinner before or after hiking to the castle. Their specialty - as their name mean - is the beer bretzel. Their food selection is large enough for all appetites, tasty, affordable, and traditional. Don't hesitate to try the Tarte flambée with goat cheese, a ravishment. Wine glasses are generous, and local wines are great, especially the Riesling.

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 What to see in Heidelberg, Germany ?

Heidelberg castle

Heidelberg castle - Castle from the old town
Castle from the old town

The castle, dating back up to 13th century, is one of the most important structures of the Renaissance, north of the Alps. It looks amazing from all sides - by day and by night. It is free to walk around, even at night. Get ready for a real hike - more than a hundred stairs leads to the back of the castle, from where the courtyard is accesseible, providing an excellent point of view on the city.

Church of the Holy Spirit

Church of the Holy Spirit - Church from the back
Church from the back

Built in the 14th century, main church of the city, and main building of the old town, it is a must see when wandering in the picturesque streets.

Jesuitenkirch

Jesuitenkirch - Church front view
Church front view

This baroque church in the old town will surely keep your attention when you'll pass nearby.

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 Excellent activities - What to do in Heidelberg, Germany ?

Free walking tours in Heidelberg

Heidelberg Walking Tour Free Walking Tour Heidelberg Free walking tour Heidelberg - discover this great city

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Karl Theodor Bridge

Karl Theodor Bridge - Side view
Side view

Karl Theodor's Bridge, or Old Bridge, is a stone bridge in the city, right next to the old town. Its curved shape allows awesome points of view on the castle and the river.

Heidelberg old town

Heidelberg old town - Stairs down the castle
Stairs down the castle

The streets of Heidelberg are a must do - wander around, climb the small stairs and paths leading to the castle. Surprises are awaiting at every corner.

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 Where to shop in Heidelberg, Germany ?

Haupstrasse pedestrian street

Haupstrasse pedestrian street - Shopping street
Shopping street

Main street in the old town, going from one side in the city center, to the other side at the feet of the castle. It offers plenty of picturesque small streets around, and also many shops and restaurants.

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