Heidelberg Walking Tour, a charming place with smiling locals, an attractive destination with important tourist attractions that covers all areas of interest. Its beauty and idyllic setting on the river Neckar is well known by locals, as well as the lifestyle provided by this setting. This multicultural vibrant University City and its 15 neighborhoods is a hotspot for both families and students, as well as for the creative industries, business, academics and researchers.
Heidelberg wonderfully combines old and new buildings, narrow streets, market squares, arts, history, science, shopping, eating and relaxing. The main road through the Old Town is one of the longest pedestrian zones in Europe and is where most of the shopping is centered. See the University, Germany’s oldest and one of the world’s oldest, and learn how it was founded in 1386 on instruction of Pope Urban VI. Learn about the Student Jail, where students were arrested for minor offences and still allowed to attend class, under the condition of returning here after. Surrounded by forest, Germany’s oldest and most famous university town is renowned for its baroque Old Town, spirited student atmosphere, beautiful riverside setting and with an evocative view to the half-ruined hilltop castle. Visit the Castle of Heidelberg, one of the main landmarks of the city, for a great panoramic view of the old town. The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps, having been partially rebuilt after it’s destruction in the 17th and 18th centuries.
The Church of the Holy Spirit
The Castle of Heidelberg
First discovery of the “Heidelberg Man”
Artists that found inspiration in this Romantic town
History of the Germany’s oldest university
Prominent thinkers associated with the University
Pope Urban VI, Student Jail, Philosopher’s’ Walk
The meaning of the “Student’s kiss”, a particularly delicious delight – the tradition of the students kiss