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Heiligenberg, Heidelberg

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Observation Deck Historic Site
Hike or drive up Heiligenberg through the forest to reach the theater, monastery, and lookout tower perched at its summit. Climb the lookout tower to get above the tree line for breathtaking views. Explore the partially restored monastery or the many nature paths through the forest. A restaurant at the top provides basic fare; if you plan ahead, you can bring your own meal and use one of the many picnic tables. Make Heiligenberg a centerpiece of your Heidelberg vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Heidelberg trip generator.
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  • My visit to Heiligenberg was a surprise and did not disappoint. We ended our visit to Heidelberg here. It was nearly tourist free and had a wonderful few of the city and surrounding forest. I would co...  more »
  • The Heiligenberg is located on the other side of the Neckar River, opposite the old town of Heidelberg and 440 meters above the sea level rises. We only toured the paseo of the painters who is located at its base, but helped us to get an idea of the beauty of this place. We could also enjoy it from our hotel room, which was glued to the River next to the old bridge. I left wanting to wear sneakers and climb to the top to enjoy the ruins of the Abbey of San Miguel.
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  • Is the Regal building is part of curl Theodor bridge gate. Gate gate in the bright spot of the day is nice, but lit up at night was beautiful.
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Most of the city's lodging is centralized near Altstadt, the Old Town. Here cafes, shops, and tourist sites line the cobbled streets. Many of the guesthouses here work hard to retain the area's historical feel.
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