Heidelberg · Travel Tips

Our Tips: Heidelberg

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Quick Tips

  • If you are traveling by car, the best place to park is by the University Library. It is the last public parking area before you enter the pedestrian only streets of the Old Town and is relatively inexpensive.
  • Heidelberg has many cobblestone paths and is quite hilly, so comfortable shoes are a must here.

Must See Sights

  • Church of the Holy Ghost: Building began in 1398 and was not completed till 1544. The church has been home to both Catholics and Protestants. The church is absolutely beautiful and well worth a look.
  • Old Bridge: The bridge is lined with detailed statues commissioned by Carol Theodor as a way to prove the bridge would not collapse again. The views of the river and banks of Heidelberg are breathtaking and serene. A must stop for photography lovers.
  • Heidelberg Castle: And of course the ruins of Heidelberg Castle. There is a funicular that will take you up to the castle or you can walk hike up the hill. Though the hill is steep I would recommend it. You miss so many gorgeous views of the city if you don’t walk.

Where to Eat

  • Schnitzelbank: Traditional German food, with a long standing history in Heidelberg. We did not eat during our time in Heidelberg and I regret it. I have heard fantastic things about Schnitzelbank, making me confident with recommending it to y’all as an option for lunch on the weekends or dinner before you hit the road during the week.
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