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Castle
Schloss Heidelberg , Heidelberg
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Among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps, the ruins of Schloss Heidelberg offer sweeping views of the surrounding ar
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Neighborhood
Altstadt (Old Town) , Heidelberg
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Tour the historic ruins of the Heidelberg Castle in the city's Altstadt (Old Town). On the south bank of the Neckar river, the old quarter fe
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Bridge
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Named in honor of the man who constructed it, Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge) stands as one of Heidelberg's most iconic landmarks. Admire th
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Duration: 2 hours
Take a 2 hour guided tour of the Heidelberg Old Town & it's famous Castle.  See all the main sites of the Old Town & learn about their History; This is a walking tour with a difference, giving you an engaging overview of Heidelberg's long & eventful history and helping you to get the best out of your time here. Learn about art, food and architecture while discovering the city's secret sites. ** The exact itinerary of this tour is not fixed and can vary depending on the group size,  interests of the group & weather considerations. The aim is that everyone has a good time. Longer or shorter tours avaliable on request.
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Art Museum
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Set within an 18th-century Baroque mansion, Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant offers one of the area's finest c
Hiking Trail
Philosopher’s Walk , Heidelberg
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Stroll down the scenic north banks of the Neckar river along Philosopher’s Walk. Named for its solitary and romantic charm, the riverside pat
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Heidelberg

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A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley. It's considered a jewel among German travel destinations. In this region, the legend-rich Odenwald (a low-mountain range) opens up toward the sprawling Rhine river plains--a densely populated part of the country. Home to the nation's oldest university, established in 1386, Heidelberg has a huge student population from around Europe. It's not only a city of academic excellence, but also a place of diversity and youthful energy. Visitors from around the globe tour the town for its celebrated cityscape, packed with historical attractions and other sights. The ruins of a famous castle here are considered the most important Renaissance structure north of the Alps. With the Inspirock international travel planner, Heidelberg and other destinations across the globe can be made central to your personalized travel plans.

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Where to stay in Heidelberg

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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