Heidelberg is known for being one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. The idyllic river setting in which it lies, is an exquisite landscape enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Heidelberg is the fifth-largest town in Baden-Württemberg with a population of roughly 150,000. This makes for a quaint city and a popular holiday destination. Heidelberg also boasts one of the best climates in the country which only complements the beautiful scenery further. This vibrant city is made up of 15 different neighbourhoods that all offer something different, creating a truly unique and warm atmosphere. This compact city has something for everyone and is definitely worth a visit! The city is geared towards hosting events, both German and international, throughout the whole year. So you can almost be guaranteed something will be on the moment you step off your bus.
Things to do in Heidelberg
Visit the Heidelberg Castle Festival in the summer and enjoy an open-air theatre performance or concert. The castle itself is also magnificent and is a beautiful mix of the Gothic and Renaissance styles. There are many of these historical churches scattered throughout Heidelberg and are definitely worth visiting if you’re looking for an insight into German history. There is a host of renowned museums in Heidelberg to further whet this appetite should you have it. The Carl Bosch Museum and the Documentation and Culture Centre of German Sinti and Roma showcase some of the most genuine aspects of German history that one can experience. You should also have a look around the SRH Hochschule as it is one of the oldest and largest private universities in Germany. If you’re planning your bus trip for the winter months, make sure its November. Every year in November the International Filmfestival of Mannheim-Heidelberg takes place here. Perhaps you’ll love it so much you’ll even come back one month later for the spectacular Christmas markets.
Heidelberg: Culture & History
Heidelberg is traditionally known for being a city of romance. This emanated from the various poets that took part in the movement against classical and realistic literature around the Age of Enlightenment. Take a stroll on the Philosophers’ Walk, a beautiful walkway overlooking the whole city, and gain an insight into this era of intrigue. Fast forward to more modern times, this element of romanticism remained in the heart of the city. “I Lost My Heart in Heidelberg” was a major hit and was the source of much inspiration in the art world whilst becoming the theme song of Heidelberg. The city has also developed like any other in Europe, boasting excellent shopping opportunities and many other modern luxuries. Take a bus to the Paris of Germany and explore Heidelberg!
Nightlife in Heidelberg
Heidelberg is a university city. You know what that means - there’s loads of bars, clubs, discos and pubs! Happy Hours are also very popular in Heidelberg and students can enjoy a night out without spending a ton of cash. Heidelberg was ranked amongst the Top 15 University cities in Germany and is a guaranteed good night out. This city also has a lot to offer those who just want to take it easy. Heidelberg is home to some truly lovely restaurants and late night cafes. The theatre also stages many of their performances at night! So there really is something for everyone in Heidelberg.
Your bus stop in Heidelberg
Alte Eppelheimer Straße / Emil-Maier-Straße
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