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 Aula

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Erected in 1547, the half-timber university building was significantly altered in 1777, when it acquired an Italian roof, a symmetrical...

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...

Altes Schloss

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Across the street from the Neues Schloss stands this former residence of the counts and dukes of Württemberg, which was originally built...

Boxenstop Museum

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A wealth of vintage toys, model trains, and vehicles, including motorcycles, awaits children of all ages. This private collection, open...

Burg Guttenberg

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One of the best-preserved Neckar castles is the 15th-century Burg Guttenberg. Within its stone walls are a museum and a restaurant (closed...

Burg Hohenzollern

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The majestic silhouette of this massive castle is visible from miles away. The Hohenzollern House of Prussia was the most powerful family...

Burg Hornberg

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The largest and oldest castle in the Neckar Valley, the circular bulk of Burg Hornberg rises above the town of Neckarzimmern. The road...

Bursa

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The word bursa meant "purse" in the Middle Ages and later came to refer to student lodgings such as this former student dormitory.

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.

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