Heidelberg

Heidelberg

Hei­del­berg is a pic­turesque his­toric place as well as a live­ly uni­ver­si­ty town. It has been a pop­u­lar tourist des­ti­na­tion for more than 200 years – Mark Twain even wrote about his vis­it! The cas­tle still tow­ers over the town majes­ti­cal­ly, despite being in ruin for more than 300 years.

The old town of Hei­del­berg is a maze of small streets and seclud­ed court­yards, with charm­ing church­es and muse­ums to vis­it. There’s a wealth of options when it comes to din­ing, shop­ping, and evening enter­tain­ment. It’s also the home of the old­est uni­ver­si­ty in Ger­many, the Uni­ver­si­ty Ruper­to Car­o­la. It is a sight worth see­ing, even as it now serves 300,000 stu­dents. At only 120 km (75 mi) from Stuttgart, it is cer­tain­ly pos­si­ble to make the trip there and back in a sin­gle day, but there’s far more to see than you can man­age in a day trip.

» Web­site   » Google Maps

« All Towns