Heidelberg.

Tips for your trips. Tourist information. Official websites.

Heidelberg (map) is a jewel among German travel destinations. Heidelberg has retained its baroque charm of narrow streets, picturesque houses and of course the world-famous Schloss (castle ruins Heidelberg Palace, map). Located about 78 km (48 mi) south of Frankfurt.

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Heidelberg University, founded in 1386, is Germany’s oldest and one of Europe’s most reputable universities.

The “old town” (Altstadt, map), on the south bank of the Neckar, is long and narrow. It is dominated by the ruins of Heidelberg Castle, 80 metres above the Neckar on the steep wooded slopes of the Königstuhl (map). The Main Street (Hauptstrasse, map), a mile-long pedestrian street, running the length of the old town.

The Church of the Holy Spirit (Heiliggeistkirche, map) is the most famous church in Heidelberg. It stands in the middle of the market place in the old center of Heidelberg not far from the Heidelberg Castle. The steeple of the church, rising above the roofs, dominates the town.

On the northern side of the Neckar is located the Heiligenberg (Saints’ Mountain), along the side of which runs the Philosophers’ Walk (Philosophenweg, map), with scenic views of the old town and castle. Traditionally, Heidelberg’s philosophers and university professors would walk and talk along the pathway.

One of the biggest tourist attractions is the Christmas market during the winter time.

Tourist roads. Heidelberg is located on four tourist roads: Bergstraße (wiki), Bertha Benz Memorial Route (wiki), Castle Road (wiki), and Straße der Demokratie (Road of Democracy).

Heidelberg is on European walking route E1 (Sweden-Umbria, wiki).

 

Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

VRN.de – Public transport of the city.

Also сheck оut мore info: How to get to Heidelberg / Getting around (heidelberg.de).

BUS: MeinFernbus | Stations & Destinations — Germany’s largest long-distance bus company. + FlixbusBerlin Linien BusPostbusMeinFernbusDeinBus. Information on almost all bus routes in Germany – BUSRADAR.com. (*Intercity buses in Germany)

TRAIN: Deutsche BahnGerman Rail PassVGNSNCB International • ÖBB • Thalys • RailEurope. (*Rail travel in Germany)

AIRPORT: Berlin Airport • Cologne Bonn AirportFrankfurt AirportStuttgart AirportHamburg AirportMunich AirportDüsseldorf Airport

FERRY: Color LineTT-Line / Sylt Island Ferry: FRS SyltfähreAdler-Schiffe. Lake Constance Ferries: The largest lake in Germany, Lake Constance offers several ferry routes connecting Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.

Germany is, in general, bicycle friendly, with many bike lanes in cities. There is also a substantial network of well signed, long distance bike routes BICYCLE ROUTE PLANNER GERMANY + Germany – EuroVelo

15 Things to do in HEIDELBERG, Germany.

Looking for some things to do in Heidelberg? Today we’re showing you around this charming and historic university town situated in southwestern Germany. This was the final stop of our trip across Germany and while we only had 3 days here, we still managed to cover a lot of the main attractions in the old town.

video source: Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos / youtube.com /

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

Visa Navigator. Which visa do I need? Requirements for the issue of visas for longer stays. Answer a few simple questions.

Oktoberfest.

Oktoberfest is the world’s largest Volksfest (beer festival and travelling funfair). It is held annually in MunichBavaria.

Deutsche Bahn.

Travel information, train tickets, online tickets, regional day tickets, affordable offers for rail travel and city breaks.

Berlin Art Link: A digital platform for contemporary art and culture in Berlin, providing information on exhibitions, events, and festivals.

Goethe-Institut: A worldwide organization promoting German language and culture, with branches in many cities across Germany, providing information on cultural events, exhibitions, and festivals.

Time Out Berlin: An online guide to Berlin’s cultural life, providing information on events, festivals, and nightlife.