Sights & Attractions in Heidelberg and the Neckar Valley

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Alte Aula
Erected in 1547, the half-timber university building was significantly...
Educational Institutions Tübingen
 
Alte Brücke
Framed by two Spitzhelm towers (so called for their resemblance...
Bridges / Tunnels Heidelberg
 
Altes Schloss
Across the street from the Neues Schloss stands this former residence...
Castles / Palaces Stuttgart
 
Bursa
The word bursa meant "purse" in the Middle Ages and later came...
Educational Institutions Tübingen
 
Deutsches Verpackungs-Museum
A former church was innovatively converted to house this fascinating...
Museums / Galleries Heidelberg
 
Friedrich-Ebert-Gedenkstätte
The humble rooms of a tiny backstreet apartment were the birthplace...
Houses / Mansions Heidelberg
 
Haus der Geschichte Baden-Württemberg
Adjoining the Staatsgalerie (State Gallery), this museum chronicles...
Museums / Galleries Stuttgart
 
Heiliggeistkirche
The foundation stone of this Gothic church was laid in 1398...
Religious Sites Heidelberg
 
Hölderlinturm
Friedrich Hölderlin, a visionary poet who succumbed to madness...
Memorials / Monuments Tübingen
 
Königstuhl
The second-highest hill in the Odenwald range—1,800 feet above...
Mountains Heidelberg
 
Kornhaus
During the Middle Ages, townspeople stored and sold grain on...
Museums / Galleries Tübingen
 
Kornmarkt
A baroque statue of the Virgin Mary is in the center of this...
Squares Heidelberg
 
Kunsthalle
An art gallery north of the Neckar, the Kunsthalle has become...
Museums / Galleries Tübingen
 
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart
This sleek structure encased in a glass facade is a work of art...
Museums / Galleries Stuttgart
 
Kurpfälzisches Museum
It's a pleasure just to wander around this baroque palace—built...
Museums / Galleries Heidelberg
 
Marktplatz
Heidelberg's main square, with the Rathaus (town hall) on one...
Squares Heidelberg
 
Marktplatz
Houses of prominent burghers of centuries gone by surround this...
Squares Tübingen
 
Mercedes-Benz Museum
The stunning futuristic architecture of this museum is an enticement...
Museums / Galleries Stuttgart
 
Molkenkur
The next stop after the castle on the Königstuhl funicular, Molkenkur...
Viewpoints Heidelberg
 
Neue Universität
The plain building on the south side of Universitätsplatz was...
Educational Institutions Heidelberg
 
Peterskirche
Many famous Heidelberg citizens' tombstones, some more than 500...
Religious Sites Heidelberg
 
Philosophenweg
You can reach this trail high above the river in one of two ways—either...
Promenades / Boardwalks Heidelberg
 
Porsche Museum
In the center of the Porsche factory complex in the northern...
Museums / Galleries Stuttgart
 
Rathaus
Work began on the town hall in 1701, a few years after the French...
Government Buildings Heidelberg
 
Rathaus
Begun in 1433, this building slowly expanded over the next 150...
Architectural Sites Tübingen
 
Schlangenweg
This walkway starts just above the Alte Brücke opposite the Old...
Promenades / Boardwalks Heidelberg
 
Schloss
What's most striking is the architectural variety of this great...
Castles / Palaces Heidelberg
 
Schloss Hohentübingen
The original castle of the counts of Tübingen (1078) was significantly...
Castles / Palaces Tübingen
 
Schlossgarten
This huge city park borders the Schlossplatz and extends northeast...
Parks Stuttgart
 
Schlossplatz
A huge area enclosed by royal palaces and planted gardens, the...
Squares Stuttgart
 
Staatsgalerie
This not-to-be-missed museum displays one of the finest art collections...
Museums / Galleries Stuttgart
 
Stiftskirche
Just off Schillerplatz, this is Stuttgart's most familiar sight...
Religious Sites Stuttgart
 
Stiftskirche
The late-Gothic church has been well preserved; its original...
Religious Sites Tübingen
 
Studentenkarzer
Between 1778 and 1914, university officials used this as a lock-up...
Memorials / Monuments Heidelberg
 
Studentenkarzer
The oldest surviving university prison in Germany consists of...
Jails Tübingen
 
Universitätsbibliothek
The 3½ million volumes here include the 14th-century Manesse...
Libraries Heidelberg
 
Wilhelma Zoologische-Botanische Garten
Adjacent to Rosenstein Park, this wildlife park and zoological...
Zoos / Aquariums Stuttgart
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