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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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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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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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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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Market Square (Marktplatz)
Market Square (Marktplatz)
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Schnitzelbank
Schnitzelbank
Ranked #1 of 472 Restaurants in Heidelberg
Cuisines: German, European, Central European
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Palmbrau Gasse
Palmbrau Gasse
Ranked #2 of 472 Restaurants in Heidelberg
Cuisines: German, Bar, European, Central European
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Wirtshaus zum Nepomuk
Wirtshaus zum Nepomuk
Ranked #3 of 472 Restaurants in Heidelberg
Price: $16 - $53
Cuisines: German, European, Central European
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Gelato Go
Gelato Go
Ranked #4 of 472 Restaurants in Heidelberg
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Takeout
Heid's
Heid's
Ranked #5 of 472 Restaurants in Heidelberg
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue, European
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Lotte - The Backpackers
1.0 of 5
Lotte - The Backpackers
$24 - $73 (€23 - €69)
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Steffi's Hostel Heidelberg
Steffi's Hostel Heidelberg
$20 - $52
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Pension Jeske
Pension Jeske
$47 - $79
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Apartments & Hotel Kurpfalzhof
3.0 of 5
Apartments & Hotel Kurpfalzhof
$82 - $112 (€77 - €106)
Ranked #1 of 76 Hotels in Heidelberg
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Hotel Hollaender Hof
3.5 of 5
Hotel Hollaender Hof
$103 - $179 (€97 - €169)
Ranked #4 of 76 Hotels in Heidelberg
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Crowne Plaza Heidelberg City Centre
4.5 of 5
Crowne Plaza Heidelberg City Centre
$111 - $264
Ranked #5 of 76 Hotels in Heidelberg
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Heidelberg Suites
4.0 of 5
Heidelberg Suites
$186 - $322 (€175 - €303)
Ranked #2 of 76 Hotels in Heidelberg
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NH Heidelberg
4.0 of 5
NH Heidelberg
$84 - $190 (€79 - €179)
Ranked #6 of 76 Hotels in Heidelberg
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ArtHotel Heidelberg
4.0 of 5
ArtHotel Heidelberg
$149 - $198 (€140 - €187)
Ranked #7 of 76 Hotels in Heidelberg
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