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7 sightseeing hot spots in Heidelberg

Visit beautiful Heidelberg for romance on the rolling Neckar river. This lush green city is home to so many sightseeing opportunities and we'll show you our favorites, whether you like tours, attractions or just taking in the atmosphere.

Heidelberg Cathedral

This sight is truly not to be missed - offering panoramic views from its position 300 meters above the city, the brave can hike up, or take the funicular railway for a lazy ride.

Church of the Holy Spirit

In the heart of the market square, this is the city's most famous church, and an interesting place to duck into when you're done shopping. Free to enter, donations welcome.


Get lungfuls of clean air on this Holy Mountain – an ideal day's excursion for ramblers and nature lovers. The Philosopher's Walk is a popular route. Check weather predictions.

Photo: Robert Agthe@flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Kurpfälzisches Museum

This is the place to learn more about Heidelberg through centuries of art and culture. The museum is closed on Mondays, and open 10:00AM to 6:00PM every other day.

Botanischer Garten der Universität Heidelberg

A calming oasis in the middle of the famed university complex, the botanical gardens are dedicated to preserving wildlife and educating future generations. Small but pretty.

Photo: Pank Seelen@flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Castle Road

This famed route, Burgenstraße in German, takes you on a roadtrip through history, passing from Mannheim to Switzerland. Plan well and leave plenty or time to explore each city.

Old Town

Plenty to see, do, buy and eat in this historic Old Town. It's the place to catch the funicular to the castle, or just while away a few hours eating ice cream and people watching.

Planning Your Heidelberg Visit

Get away from the crowd

For a relaxing experience locals enjoy, try a spa/schwimmbad in Heidelberg. Pools, saunas and steamrooms will soak your worries away, although foreigners should check websites to find out exactly how 'German' the experience will be. Some won't allow swimwear.

Eat like a king

For a quick taste of Germany try a currywurst – the nation's best fast food – especially after a few good beers. Ask for "ohne darm" (without skin) for an authentic experience, and soak up your sauce "mit pommes" (with fries).

Good to Know

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  • Best time to visit
    From May to October the temperatures are warm, the city is in bloom, and there are plenty of outdoor festivals on offer.

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What People Are Saying About Heidelberg

Excellent adventure around Heidelberg with a great guide

Great fun getting around large amount of Heidelberg on Segway that you would not be able to cover on foot Really good guide who was enthusiastic and entertaining

Heidelberg Highlights Segway Tour with Castle Reviewed by Ray, 08/21/2016

Entertaining information about a city with rich history

Our Hangman's daughter did a wonderful job, which everyone (15 people between 13 and 70 years old) enjoyed a lot. All questions were answered very well and also our desires regarding the path to walk.

Heidelberg: 2-Hour Spooky Tour with Hangman’s Daughter Reviewed by Heinz-Bernd, 07/31/2016

Great way to see parts of the city we may not have visited

Our guide was so friendly and patient (as I was a bit nervous), however after his care and tips, I was soon whizzing around. The segways were in great condition too - would really recommend this trip - only sorry we didn't have time to do a second one.

Segway Tour Heidelberg - Highly Philosophical! Reviewed by Fiona, 05/21/2016

Perfect guide at the perfect city of Heidelberg!

The day was a bit cold but we had a great guide that helped to come over the windy weather :)

Oskar was very kind and knowledgeable . We had a great time !

This was a fun tour that I would 100% recommend. Oskar went above what was expected .!! He even gave us tips on restaurants! My daughter and I both felt like we knew him forever... Tim was very friendly and a great help to Us.!!!

Segway Tour of Heidelberg Reviewed by eleanor, 07/02/2015

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