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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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Thingstatte
Thingstatte
Attraction type: Monuments & Statues
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Gelato Go
Gelato Go
Ranked #1 of 388 Restaurants in Heidelberg
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Schnitzelbank
Schnitzelbank
Ranked #2 of 388 Restaurants in Heidelberg
Cuisines: German
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant Zur Herrenmuehle
Restaurant Zur Herrenmuehle
Ranked #3 of 388 Restaurants in Heidelberg
Price: $7 - $38
Cuisines: European
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
La Fee Bar Cafe
La Fee Bar Cafe
Ranked #4 of 388 Restaurants in Heidelberg
Price: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Bar, Café, Dessert, Delicatessen
Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Simplicissimus
Simplicissimus
Ranked #5 of 388 Restaurants in Heidelberg
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Lotte - The Backpackers
Lotte - The Backpackers
$45 - $71 (EUR 42 - 66)
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Steffi's Hostel Heidelberg
Steffi's Hostel Heidelberg
$35 - $51
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Hotel DenRiKo
1.0 of 5
Hotel DenRiKo
$57 - $60 (EUR 53 - 56)
Ranked #52 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
$95 - $114 (EUR 88 - 106)
Ranked #1 of 79 Hotels in Heidelberg
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Gasthaus Hotel Backmulde
3.0 of 5
Gasthaus Hotel Backmulde
$102 - $186
Ranked #3 of 79 Hotels in Heidelberg
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Hotel Hollaender Hof
3.5 of 5
Hotel Hollaender Hof
$115 - $184 (EUR 107 - 171)
Ranked #5 of 79 Hotels in Heidelberg
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

ArtHotel Heidelberg
4.0 of 5
ArtHotel Heidelberg
$162 - $384 (EUR 150 - 357)
Ranked #4 of 79 Hotels in Heidelberg
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Der Europaische Hof Heidelberg
5.0 of 5
Der Europaische Hof Heidelberg
$241 - $359 (EUR 224 - 333)
Ranked #6 of 79 Hotels in Heidelberg
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Heidelberg Suites
4.0 of 5
Heidelberg Suites
$225 - $384 (EUR 209 - 357)
Ranked #8 of 79 Hotels in Heidelberg
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