Untere Straße Heidelberg
Untere Straße is located in the heart of Heidelberg’s Old Town and is a must-see for any traveler visiting the area. This old, cobbled street is lined with small stores, and delicious restaurants and cafes. However, Untere Straße is best known for its pubs.
At the Landessternwarte Heidelberg (LSW) you have the unique opportunity to observe special events like the blood moon or the solar eclipse. Due to the accurate instruments there is a chance to observe the events better.
What is the Heidelberg Bergbahn?
The Heidelberg Bergbahn is one of the most modern funicular railroads in Germany. By using both mountain railroads, you can enjoy a relaxing ascent to the Königstuhl with a unique view of the Neckar valley.
The Hauptstraße Heidelberg is one of the longest pedestrian zones in Europe. With its many historic buildings, it attracts many visitors from all over the world every year.
Church of the Holy Spirit Heidelberg
The Church of the Holy Spirit was first mentioned in the 13th century. The church is located directly in the main street on Heidelberg’s market square.
Old Bridge Heidelberg
The Old Bridge Heidelberg connects the banks of the Neckar since 1788 and the Old Bridge offers a great view of the Heidelberg Castle.
The Heidelberg University Library
The University Library is located in the Old Town of Heidelberg directly next to the ArtHotel.
The Heidelberg Castle
The castle is situated above the Old Town of Heidelberg on a terrace of the Königstuhl. Its beginnings go back to the 13th century.
St. Peter´s Church Heidelberg
The ChurchThe St. Peter's Church is the oldest church of Heidelberg and the former version of this building was first documented in 1196. It was a Romanesque church in the middle of a small villlage. The city of Heidelberg was founded in the beginning of the 13th...
In Heidelberg it is completely different. Of course, Heidelberg is also much smaller than the cities mentioned above, but it is still not to be taken for granted that (almost) everything can be easily reached by foot. The most popular sights of the city are all located in one area, the Old Town of Heidelberg. Whether you want to go to Heidelberg Castle, the Old Bridge, the Church of the Holy Spirit and many other buildings worth seeing, basically everything is within walking distance. And if the ascent to the castle is too exhausting, there is still the mountain railway at the Kornmarkt which is also worth seeing. Thus, the sights of Heidelberg make the sightseeing really easy.
A bit further away from the Old Town, in Schwetzingen, you will also find the Schwetzingen Castle with a beautiful and large castle garden. Especially the blossoming ornamental cherry trees, which are numerous in the castle garden, are worth a trip in spring.
But if you prefer to stay only in Heidelberg, you will also not get bored. Because one could say that the Old Town of Heidelberg is itself one of the sights of Heidelberg. Due to the old houses and monuments that are located alongside the Hauptstraße (main street), the pedestrian zone is truly picturesque. A little tip: one should never forget the branching alleyways while strolling through the Old Town. As often, the small alleyways aside from the busy main street are almost idyllic.
Not to be forgotten are the museums and of course the Heidelberg Theatre and the Heidelberg Zoo. For example, you will find the central German Pharmacy Museum in the Heidelberg Castle and the Kurpfälzische Museum, as well as the Museum Studentenkarzer in the streets of the Old Town. The Heidelberg Theatre, (or Heidelberg Theatre and Orchestra) has several venues in the Old Town and beyond. In addition to drama, the theatre also offers concerts, music theatre, theatre for children and young people and its own dance section.
So if you are in Heidelberg for a visit, you will definitely not get bored. If you visit Heidelberg for the first time, the most famous sights should definitely be visited, and a visit to the theatre can also be a recommendation for visitors who are interested in theatre.