Heidelberg and the Neckar Valley Sights

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  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The 13th-century stained glass, wall paintings, medieval altars, and the stone pietà in the Gothic Stadtkirche are worth seeing, as...


  • Museum/Gallery

Germany's largest Romanesque living quarters and once the imperial women's apartments, this is now a history museum with relics from...


  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The late-Gothic church has been well preserved; its original features include the stained-glass windows, the choir stalls, the ornate...


  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Just off Schillerplatz, this is Stuttgart's most familiar sight, with its two oddly matched towers. Built in the 12th century, it was...


  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Between 1778 and 1914, university officials used this as a lock-up for students, mostly incarcerated for minor offenses. They could be...


  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

The site of the former Heidelberg Synagogue, built in 1877 and burned down in 1938, is now a memorial to the local Jewish population...


  • Library/Archive

The 3½ million volumes in this Gothic redbrick building include the 14th-century Manesse Codex, a unique collection of medieval songs...

Wilhelma Zoologische-Botanische Garten

  • Zoo/Aquarium

Adjacent to Rosenstein Park, this wildlife park and zoological garden, with more than 9,000 animals in more than 1,000 species and around...


  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This is a rare example of a well-preserved medieval monastery from the late 12th century. Following the secularization of 1806, the abbot's...


  • Festival–Sight

On the last weekend in August, the Old Town's medieval past comes alive during the Zunftmarkt, a historical market dedicated to the ...