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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: Points of Interest & Landmarks; Neighborhoods
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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 453 Restaurants in Heidelberg
Cuisines: German, European, Central European
Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Gelato Go
Gelato Go
Ranked #2 of 453 Restaurants in Heidelberg
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Takeout
Palmbrau Gasse
Palmbrau Gasse
Ranked #3 of 453 Restaurants in Heidelberg
Cuisines: German, Bar, European, Central European
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Heid's
Heid's
Ranked #4 of 453 Restaurants in Heidelberg
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, European, Steakhouse
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wirtshaus zum Nepomuk
Wirtshaus zum Nepomuk
Ranked #5 of 453 Restaurants in Heidelberg
Cuisines: German, European, Central European
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Lotte - The Backpackers
Lotte - The Backpackers
$26 - $77 (€23 - €68)
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Steffi's Hostel Heidelberg
Steffi's Hostel Heidelberg
$38 - $53
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Eazy Hostel
Eazy Hostel
$65 - $92
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Apartments & Hotel Kurpfalzhof
3.0 of 5
Apartments & Hotel Kurpfalzhof
$82 - $118 (€73 - €104)
Ranked #1 of 77 Hotels in Heidelberg
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Hotel Hollaender Hof
3.5 of 5
Hotel Hollaender Hof
$114 - $198 (€101 - €175)
Ranked #3 of 77 Hotels in Heidelberg
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Qube Hotel Heidelberg
4.0 of 5
Qube Hotel Heidelberg
$100 - $241
Ranked #6 of 77 Hotels in Heidelberg
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

ArtHotel Heidelberg
4.0 of 5
ArtHotel Heidelberg
$167 - $212 (€148 - €188)
Ranked #4 of 77 Hotels in Heidelberg
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Der Europaische Hof Heidelberg
5.0 of 5
Der Europaische Hof Heidelberg
$253 - $526 (€224 - €465)
Ranked #5 of 77 Hotels in Heidelberg
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Crowne Plaza Heidelberg City Centre
4.5 of 5
Crowne Plaza Heidelberg City Centre
$133 - $271
Ranked #7 of 77 Hotels in Heidelberg
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