Sights & Attractions in Heidelberg and the Neckar Valley

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Things to Do in Heidelberg

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Alte Brücke
Framed by two Spitzhelm towers (so called for their resemblance...
Bridges / Tunnels Heidelberg
 
Alte Universität
The three-story baroque structure was built between 1712 and...
Educational Institutions Heidelberg
 
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
 
Heiliggeistkirche
The foundation stone of this Gothic church was laid in 1398...
Religious Sites Heidelberg
 
Königstuhl
The second-highest hill in the Odenwald range—1,800 feet above...
Mountains Heidelberg
 
Königstuhl Bergbahn
Hoisting visitors to the summit of the Königstuhl in 17 minutes...
Transportation Sites Heidelberg
 
Kornmarkt
A baroque statue of the Virgin Mary is in the center of this...
Squares Heidelberg
 
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
 
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
 
Neuenheim
To escape the crowds of central Heidelberg, walk across the Theodor...
Neighborhoods / Streets 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
 
Rathaus
Work began on the town hall in 1701, a few years after the French...
Government Buildings Heidelberg
 
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 Schwetzingen
This formal 18th-century palace was constructed as a summer residence...
Gardens / Arboretums Heidelberg
 
Studentenkarzer
Between 1778 and 1914, university officials used this as a lock-up...
Memorials / Monuments Heidelberg
 
Synagogueplatz
The site of the former Heidelberg Synagogue, built in 1877 and...
Memorials / Monuments Heidelberg
 
Universitätsbibliothek
The 3½ million volumes here include the 14th-century Manesse...
Libraries Heidelberg
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