Heidelberg and the Neckar Valley Sights

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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...

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 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...

Bursa

  • Educational Institution

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

Hölderlinturm

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Friedrich Hölderlin, a visionary poet who succumbed to madness in his early thirties, lived here until his death in 1843, in the care...

Kornhaus

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During the Middle Ages, townspeople stored and sold grain on the first floor of this structure built in 1453; social events took place...

Marktplatz

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Houses of prominent burghers of centuries gone by surround this square. At the open-air market on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from...

Rathaus

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Begun in 1433, this building slowly expanded over the next 150 years. Its ornate Renaissance facade is bright with colorful murals and...

Schloss Hohentübingen

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

The original castle of the counts of Tübingen (1078) was significantly enlarged and altered by Duke Ulrich during the 16th century.

Stiftskirche

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

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