Heidelberg and the Neckar Valley Travel Guide
Plan Your Heidelberg and the Neckar Valley Vacation
Heidelberg remains one of the best-known and most visited cities in Germany, identifiable by its graceful baroque towers and the majestic ruins of its red sandstone castle. From this grand city, the narrow and quiet Neckar Valley makes its way east, then turns to the south, taking you past villages filled with half-timber houses and often guarded by their own castle—sometimes in ruins but often revived as a museum or hotel. This part of Germany is aptly named the Burgenstrasse (Castle Road).
This area is full of castle-hotels and charming country inns that range in comfort from upscale rustic to luxurious. For a... read more
Mittagessen (lunch) in this region is generally served from noon until 2 or 2:30, Abendessen (dinner) from 6 until 9:30 or... read more
Things To Do in Heidelberg and the Neckar Valley
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Heidelberg Castle: The architectural highlight of the region's most beautiful castle is the Renaissance courtyard—harmonious,... Read more
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