Visit Heidelberg and enjoy an unprecedented travel experience in a city that offers an impressive canvas of historical and cultural treasures
On the banks of the Neckar River, in a sloping valley in the state of Baden-Württemberg, lies Heidelberg, beautiful and picturesque, a city of great history and cultural culture and an important campus, which attracts the academic interest of Europe and the world. Taken from a medieval fairy tale, Heidelberg retains the glamor of its historical past, highlights its innovative and modern profile and emerges as a popular tourist destination, through the plethora of options and experiences it offers to every visitor.
With the aura of romanticism prevailing in every corner of the city and with the Art Nouveau and Renaissance aesthetics defining the architectural profile of the historic center of the old town (Altstadt), Heidelberg continues to offer endless surprises and excitement. The imposing Schloss Castle, also known as the Palace, dominates the hillside of Koenigstuhl, offering the city's enormous panorama and at its foot the atmospheric historic center, full of cobbled streets, picturesque squares and architectural monuments.
The pedestrian street Hauptstrasse, one of the largest in Europe, passes through the main square Marktplatz, hosting the Charles Arch, the magnificent City Hall and the iconic Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, while the idyllic walk along the Philos of the river, refreshes all the senses and leads to the medieval arched bridge Alte Brucke. The Baroque statues, which adorn it and the mysterious, bronze sculpture of the Heidelberg Monkey, become landmarks of the city, showing, at the same time, the road to the great Universitat Platz, with the old University and the infamous Student Prison provoking admiration. A romantic cruise on the blue waters of the Danube will ideally complement the acquaintance with Heidelberg, fulfilling every travel expectation and putting the city in your heart.
Food and local cuisine
Heidelberg's local cuisine offers a wide variety of authentic German cuisine, with excellent quality ingredients. Try hachse, (pork knuckle) combined with vegetables and a huge variety of sauces, schnitzels, sausages, beef fillets with wine sauces, potato soups and rump steaks (tender pork fillets), accompanied by beer and a traditional apple pie.
The best season to visit Heidelberg
Ideally choose to travel from late spring to mid-autumn, as mild temperatures prevail and the climatic conditions are ideal for a comfortable and enjoyable trip. During the summer months there is increased tourist traffic, while during the Christmas period, the city is transformed into a fairytale setting.
How to move around Heidelberg
Transfer from/to Heidelberg
Travel by air to Frankfurt or Stuttgart and from there go to Heidelberg by road by bus or train.
The city is ideal for beautiful walking routes in its historic center, as the transport is mild in this part of the city. A well-organized public transport network with buses, trams and taxis will facilitate your travels in the city and the surrounding areas, while the use of bicycles is also appropriate.