Heidelberg and the Neckar Valley Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Heidelberg and the Neckar Valley - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Alte Brücke

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Framed by two Spitzhelm towers (so called for their resemblance to old German helmets), this bridge was part of Heidelberg's medieval...

Alte Universität

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The three-story baroque structure was built between 1712 and 1735 at the behest of the elector Johann Wilhelm, although Heidelberg's...

Deutsches Verpackungs-Museum

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A former church was innovatively converted to house this fascinating documentation of packaging and package design of brand-name products.

Friedrich-Ebert-Gedenkstätte

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The humble rooms of a tiny backstreet apartment were the birthplace of Friedrich Ebert, Germany's first democratically elected president...

Heiliggeistkirche

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The foundation stone of this Gothic church was laid in 1398, but it was not actually finished until 1544. The gargoyles looking down...

Kornmarkt

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A baroque statue of the Virgin Mary is in the center of this old Heidelberg square, which has a view of the castle ruins. ...

Kurpfälzisches Museum

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This baroque palace was built as a residence for a university professor in 1712, and since turned into an art and archeology museum with...

Königstuhl

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The second-highest hill in the Odenwald range—1,800 feet above Heidelberg—is only a hop, skip, and funicular ride from Heidelberg.

Königstuhl Bergbahn

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Hoisting visitors to the summit of the Königstuhl in 17 minutes, the funicular stops on the way at the ruined Heidelberg Schloss and...

Marktplatz

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Heidelberg's main square, with the Rathaus (Town Hall) on one side and the Heiliggeistkirche on the other, has been its focal point since...

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