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Why Go on a Tour of Heidelberg

Situated by the River Neckar in south-west Germany, Heidelberg is home to the oldest university in the country, however, the city has much more to offer. Multiple research facilities and institutes, along with baroque buildings and a vibrant cultural scene, creating a melting pot of things to see and places to visit during your Heidelberg tour.

It can be started with the imposing half-ruined Renaissance castle locally called Heidelberger Schloss, moving later on to the Old Bridge (Alte Brucke) for some picturesque views of the city. After leaving the romantic riverside setting, stroll along the pedestrian street Hauptstrasse and explore the city's red-roofed landscape by delving into the baroque Old Town. Spending time there will feel like going several hundred years back with the authentic architecture and ambiance of the area, explaining why the place attracts more and more visitors each year. As a matter of fact, Heidelberg has one of the highest numbers of visitors per year in Germany!

This lovely city also has numerous squares, gardens, and beautiful fountains, for instance, Karlsplatz or the Market Square amid the Old Town, forming nice little spots all over the city to sit back and relax. What is also worth including into your Heidelberg itinerary is the spectacular Church of the Holy Spirit right by the Kornmarkt Square.

Nevertheless, architecture is not the only marvelous thing to explore, this pocket-city might not be among the biggest ones, but its bustling atmosphere will surely provide a little something for everyone to enjoy, from the Municipal Theater for theatre lovers to Heidelberger Fruhling for people longing for music festivals. By the way, Heidelberg is also famous for being named a Unesco City of Literature in 2014.

This rather small but dazzling German town has everything for a perfect getaway and there is no better way to experience it than exploring it yourself, so don't hesitate to see it for yourself.

Top 3 Things to Do in Heidelberg

  • Explore the castle of Heidelberger Schloss
  • Stroll the Old Bridge and the ancient parts of town
  • Visit the unique Church of the Holy Spirit
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