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Heidelberg
Home to the oldest university in Germany, Heidelberg was hit hard during 17th-century wars and rebuilt in the 18th century with baroque buildings. For a pleasant walk, stroll through the historic city center's Gothic streets. Be sure to take in Heidelberg Castle, the symbolic heart of the city; Alte Brucke, a beautiful 18th-century bridge; and the Student Jail. Built as long ago as the 16th century, it was used to keep mischievous students off the streets for three days to a month at a time. And they say Penn State is the number-one party school!

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Altstadt (Old Town)
Altstadt (Old Town)
Owner description: The Old Town of Heidelberg starts from Sofienstrasse and brings you to the castle. In the middle there is the University Area (the oldest university in Germany), the main shopping... more Owner description: The Old Town of Heidelberg starts from Sofienstrasse and brings you to the castle. In the middle there is the University Area (the oldest university in Germany), the main shopping street (Hauptstrasse) and it includes to famous Karl-Theodor-Bridge / the Old bridge. less
Attraction type: Neighborhoods; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg)
Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg)
This famous path along the Neckar River has been frequented by numerous famous philosophers throughout history.
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg)
Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg)
Construction on this regal castle, the symbolic heart of the city, began in the early 1300s.
Attraction type: Castles
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Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke)
Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke)
This beautiful 18th-century bridge connects the two sides of the Neckar River.
Attraction type: Bridges; Historic Sites
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Heiligenberg
Heiligenberg
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Observation Decks & Towers
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All places to eat » Places to eat

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Gelato Go
Ranked #1 of 407 Restaurants in Heidelberg
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Schnitzelbank
Schnitzelbank
Ranked #2 of 407 Restaurants in Heidelberg
Cuisines: German
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Peppa Jane
Peppa Jane
Ranked #3 of 407 Restaurants in Heidelberg
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Cash Only, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Schmelzpunkt
Schmelzpunkt
Ranked #4 of 407 Restaurants in Heidelberg
Cuisines: Cafe
Dining options: Drinks
La Fee Bar Cafe
La Fee Bar Cafe
Ranked #5 of 407 Restaurants in Heidelberg
Price: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe, Delicatessen, Pub
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Lotte - The Backpackers
Lotte - The Backpackers
$49 - $76 (EUR 44 - 68)
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Steffi's Hostel Heidelberg
Steffi's Hostel Heidelberg
$29 - $51
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Hotel DenRiKo
1.0 of 5
Hotel DenRiKo
$58 - $65 (EUR 52 - 58)
Ranked #47 of 79 Hotels in Heidelberg
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Apartments & Hotel Kurpfalzhof
3.0 of 5
Apartments & Hotel Kurpfalzhof
$100 - $116 (EUR 89 - 103)
Ranked #1 of 79 Hotels in Heidelberg
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Hotel Hollaender Hof
3.5 of 5
Hotel Hollaender Hof
$110 - $190 (EUR 98 - 169)
Ranked #5 of 79 Hotels in Heidelberg
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Gasthaus Hotel Backmulde
3.0 of 5
Gasthaus Hotel Backmulde
$107 - $189
Ranked #9 of 79 Hotels in Heidelberg
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

ArtHotel Heidelberg
4.0 of 5
ArtHotel Heidelberg
$163 - $392 (EUR 145 - 349)
Ranked #3 of 79 Hotels in Heidelberg
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Heidelberg Suites
4.0 of 5
Heidelberg Suites
$200 - $463 (EUR 178 - 413)
Ranked #4 of 79 Hotels in Heidelberg
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Der Europaische Hof Heidelberg
5.0 of 5
Der Europaische Hof Heidelberg
$246 - $532 (EUR 219 - 474)
Ranked #6 of 79 Hotels in Heidelberg
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