Kultur und Erlebnis
Mit ihrem einzigartigen historischen Charme, weltbekannten Sehenswürdigkeiten wie dem Heidelberger Schloss, ihrer Vielfalt an kulturellen Veranstaltungen und ihrem ganzjährig milden Klima hat die Stadt Heidelberg eine unvergleichliche Anziehungskraft auf Menschen aus der ganzen Welt.
Unsere Lieblingsstadt am Neckar gilt zu Recht als eines der beliebtesten Reiseziele in ganz Europa. Und sie hat ihren Besucherinnen und Besuchern Einiges zu bieten!
with bike or segway.
Take a leisurely stroll along the Uferstraße in just a few minutes to the world famous Old Bridge or enjoy the Old Town of Heidelberg during an extensive shopping tour or a boisterous evening in the clubs and pubs ot the Untere Straße. Also the Hauptstraße, one of the longest shopping streets in Europe is only a few minutes’ walk away from our hotel.
But not only the town Heidelberg, also the area around offers a lot to its vistors: Experience a relaxing break with a hike or bike tour on Mount Königsstuhl, get to know the nearby Pfalz (Palatinate) or the Odenwald (Odenwald Forest), enjoy the sun during a boat trip on the river Neckar, visit the Schwetzingen Castle with its picturesque park or one the numerous castles, churches and historic monasteries in the Heidelberg area.
Places of Interest
Experience Heidelberg and its world-famous sights alone or on an informative city tour
Heidelberg not only offers its visitors regular tours that take you to the most famous sights in the city, but also highly original and individual tours at any time day or night
You can find more information here or you just ask our friendly reception stuff.
HEIDELBERG Old Town and Old Bridge
With its small, romantic lanes, the Bismarck-Square as the hub of the public transport network, the University Square, the Market-Square with the Church of the Holy Spirit, the City Hall, the Grain Market and the Karl’s-Square Heidelberg’s old town is one of the biggest attractions in town.
The baroque Karl-Theodor-Bridge (better known as the Old Bridge), one of the most famous sights in town, die als eine der bekanntesten Sehenswürdigkeiten in Heidelberg gilt, connects the old town with the opposite Neuenheimer banks of the river Neckarufer.
HEIDELBERG Castle and Castle Park
Anyone who has ever been able to take a look at Heidelberg and the Neckar Valley from the world-famous Heidelberg Castle, as Liselotte von der Pfalz once did or
or was enchanted by the magical sounds of the Philharmonic Orchestra at a concert in the romantic castle courtyard on a warm summer night, will not forget Heidelberg for the rest of his life – we promise!
Heidelberg Castle is the epitome of German Romanticism and probably the most famous ruin in the world.For centuries the residence of the Palatinate Electors and destroyed by war and natural forces, the Heidelberg Castle with its Hortus Palatinus Castle Garden is one of the most important cultural monuments in Germany today.
Just a few footsteps from our hotel entrance begins the Philosopher’s Trail, which leads up to the Heiligenberg in a steep climb that meanders through the streets of Neuenheim.
Once at the top, you will be rewarded, like Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Clemens von Brentano and Josef von Eichendorff, with an unforgettably beautiful view of Heidelberg, the castle and the sun-kissed Neckar Valley.
Incidentally, you can also combine the Philosopher’s Trail with a Segway tour. For further information click here.
NECKARWIESE (Neckar Meadow)
Even away from the well-known Heidelberg sights, there are places in town that you absolutely must have seen on a trip to Heidelberg.
The Neckarwiese, which is only a few meters from our hotel, is the largest inner-city green space in Heidelberg, right on the north bank of the Neckar
There’s a lot of hustle and bustle here, especially in summer:
The Heidelberg citizens use it as a place to relax and as a venue for a large number of events, such as the annual Heidelberg rowing regatta in May, the Heidelberg Triathlon in August or the Children’s Theater Festival in October.
The event Lebendiger Neckar, where many Heidelberg clubs present themselves, attracts numerous visitors to the Neckarwiese year by year.
Enjoy Heidelberg’s almost mediterranean climate with a glass of wine and a delicious picnic on the Neckar meadow.
Everything you need can be found in the shops and restaurants in the immediate vicinity of the hotel.
WEISSE FLOTTE (White Fleet) HEIDELBERG
Explore Heidelberg and the Heidelberg area on a boat trip on the Neckar.
The ‘Weiße Flotte’ offers numerous excursions on the rivers Neckar and Rhine. You can choose between a large selection of regular excursions or enjoy the gentle waves of the Neckar water on one of the many themed and party trips.
The Heidelberg Castle Illumination, during which the castle is immersed in an impressive, mysterious glow of fire, takes place every year in June, July and September on a total of three evenings.
It is an attraction for numerous visitors, who enjoy the incomparably beautiful atmosphere of the subsequent fireworks along the Neckar until late in the evening.
We offer you a top-class experience package here on our website:
Experience the castle lighting from the water in the first row. We promise you: This experience will take your breath away.
HEIDELBERG Christmas Market
With around 140 shops and stalls, the Heidelberg Christmas Market attracts thousands of visitors to the picturesque alleys of the old town every year.
Our very personal tip: In the evening hours, do your laps on the ice rink on Karlsplatz in front of the romantic castle backdrop and then enjoy the contemplative Advent season with a hot spiced wine or a punch of fire tongs and a relaxing walk through the old town
If you would like to get to know very special inhabitants of Heidelberg, who you will probably never see either in the old town or at Heidelberg Castle, we recommend a visit to the Heidelberg Zoo: There, over 160 different animal species from all over the world invite young and old on an exciting journey of discovery
Watch the maned seals at their daily feeding or discover with your family what Montserrat troupials, blue-eared honeyeaters or binturongs are
And always keep your eyes open: Maybe the Sumatran female tiger Karis will step out of the dense bamboo thicket with her offspring and brush past you almost silently behind the glass wall of her enclosure.
HEIDELBERG Botanical Garden
If you prefer plants to animals, we recommend a visit to the Botanical Garden, which is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world and is home to a unique botanical protection and research collection.
Away from the well-known sights that are always new to explore, there are numerous hidden places in Heidelberg that will make your stay in what is probably Germany’s most beautiful city unforgettable. Did you know that there are two collections of different exotic tree species in the Heidelberg city forest? Go on a discovery tour on the circular paths through the Heidelberg arboretum and let yourself be impressed by the size of the sequoia trees at the jump height. An exotic forest landscape with numerous gingko trees awaits you at the Speyrer Hof, whose Far Eastern ambience will surely enchant you.
Our very personal tip: If you are planning your visit to Heidelberg in the spring months, we recommend driving a few kilometers north of the city.
The Bergstrasse Blossom Hiking Trail begins in the municipality of Dossenheim, offering its visitors a unique blossom and landscape experience on more than 35 kilometers of hiking trail.
EXPERIENCES FOR CHILDREN
The Rhine-Neckar region also has a lot to offer for children: numerous swimming pools, thermal baths and fun pools and quarry ponds, a large selection of playgrounds, the fairytale paradise amusement park on the Königstuhl and the Holiday Park in Haßloch, the Heidelberg Zoo, and several animal parks in the vicinity as well as the Felsenmeer (Sea of Rocks) nature park.
HEIDELBERG as a PARADISE FOR SPORT ENTHUSIASTS
Die Rhine -Neckar-Region is also a true paradise for sports fans: Soccer Premier League games can be viewed in nearby Hoffenheim, the Mannheim SAP Arena is home to the well-known Adler Mannheim ice hockey team and the Rhein-Neckar-Löwen handball team, and the basketball games of the MLP Academics Heidelberg can be seen in the newly built SNP Dome in Heidelberg be visited.
The Hockenheimring, world-famous among motorsport fans, is also only a stone’s throw away from Heidelberg.
In the UNESCO city of literature, Heidelberg awaits you with a diverse selection of successful and top-class cultural events, such as e.g. the Heidelberg Spring, Enjoy Jazz, the Heidelberg Literature Days, the Metropolink street art festival and many other festivals, vernissages and concerts.
In spring, not only does the Neckar Valley bloom in a fairytale way, but the international classical music festival Heidelberger Frühling also invites you to visit Heidelberg with over 100 events in March and April.
In fall, the Heidelberg autumn street festival, with its arts and crafts market and live music on various stages, attracts numerous people to Heidelberg year after year. The street festival stretches over 1.5 kilometers from the beginning to the end of Heidelberg’s pedestrian zone.
Year after year, the international jazz festival Enjoy Jazz offers its more than 20,000 visitors a variety of varied and top-class events in the entire metropolitan region.
HEIDELBERG LITERATURE DAYS
The Heidelberg Literature Days in June each year are among the highlights of cultural life in Heidelberg and the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region. Visitors can not only look forward to a varied program of events, but also readings by numerous renowned German-speaking and international authors.
Metropolink is a festival for urban art, where renowned graffiti artists transform house facades and thus contribute to the beautification of the Heidelberg cityscape. A large selection of concerts, workshops and film screenings also take place as part of the Metropolink Festival in the summer months.
CINEMA & THEATER
There is a large selection of small and large cinemas and theaters in Heidelberg and the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region.
You will always find an updated overview of games and events on our website or at www.heidelberg-marketing.de.
Heidelberg offers its visitors a large selection of museums and exhibitions, such as e.g. the Carl Bosch Museum, the Kurpfälzisches Museum, the German Pharmacy Museum, the Prinzhorn Collection and the Body Worlds exhibition.
The exhibition The Mystery of BANKSY – A Genius Mind has also been taking place in Heidelberg since May 1, 2021. Works by the world-famous artist Banksy are on display and will attract numerous visitors to Heidelberg.
A constantly updated exhibition overview can be found here or at www.heidelberg-marketing.de.
Culture at a Glance
Music and Theater
Museums and Exhibitions
Carl Bosch Museum
Stiftung Reichspräsident Friedrich Ebert Gedenkstätte
Museum für Geowissenschaften
Museium für Sakrale Kunst und Liturgie
Textilsammlung Max Berk
Heidelberger Forum für Kunst
Museum Haus Cajeth
Antikenmuseum und Abgusssammlung
Dokumentations- und Kulturzentrum Deutscher Sinti und Roma