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Heidelberg: 50-minute Sightseeing Cruise on the Neckar River

1. Heidelberg: 50-minute Sightseeing Cruise on the Neckar River

See Heidelberg from a different point of view and cruise the Neckar River. Sit back and relax as you glide along the water, underneath the Old Bridge with a unique view of the Heidelberg Castle. Opt to purchase a drink or snack and capture the best highlights in a short period of time. Head toward the Old Bridge and capture first views of the Heidelberg Castle. Admire the partially rebuilt structure, nestled within a hill and looking over the old city. Afterward, the ship will steer alongside the Neuenheimer riverbank, with its majestic villas and the famous Philosophenweg. Experience the ship turnaround at the Wielblinger Wehrsteg, and drive upstream along the historic town hall back to the pier. If you get peckish, snacks and drinks are available for purchase as you see the major highlights in one sweet trip.

Heidelberg Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

2. Heidelberg Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

Make the most out of your visit to Heidelberg with this interactive smartphone scavenger hunt and self-guided walking tour. Complete location-based riddles as you walk through the greenery of Bismarckplatz Park and the charming cobbled streets of Heidelberger Altstadt (old town). After downloading the tour app on your mobile device (instructions received via email after booking), you'll follow a route that leads you to 10 of the most important sights in the city. As you explore, use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to uncover clues at each attraction to find your next destination. Feel the thrill of solving each riddle as you work to finish the game. Choose to start or pause the tour whenever you want and explore the city at your own personal pace. Along the way, learn history and facts about Heidelberg to get a local perspective of this picturesque city. The tour route includes Bismarckplatz Park, the House of the Giant, the Kurpfälzisches Museum, Universitätsplatz, Jesuitenkirche, Marktplatz, Brückenaffe, the Old Bridge, Kornmarkt, and Karlsplatz, where the tour ends.

Heidelberg: Old Town Tour for School Children

3. Heidelberg: Old Town Tour for School Children

Experience the heart of the old town of Heidelberg with its trifecta of city, mountains, and rivers in a family-friendly manner. Stroll the winding little streets past old Baroque buildings and hear information and anecdotes about the city's history. Immerse yourself in the medieval center of Heidelberg and visit the imposing Church of the Holy Spirit; walk past the Rathaus, see the Stadtmodell and follow the traces of high water to the Brückenaffe. Hear stories of days long bygone, see the house in which Friedrich Ebert was born and pass by the Hexenturm and University Library with its Skriptorium.

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What people are saying about Heidelberg

Was very comfortable, could have given a little more info, but that's a matter of taste

Crew was on time and we experienced very good scenery...