Posted on 02/20/2019
Surrounded by rolling green hills, Heidelberg is a small, charming town located in south-west Germany. Mostly known for housing the country’s oldest university and one of Europe’s finest, students lugging around their backpacks and carrying thick books fill the streets and occupy the tram.
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The city’s architecture is riveting, combining elements of the Gothic and Baroque traditions. One of the better known sites, Heidelberg Castle is a Gothic and Renaissance masterpiece, dating as far back as the 1100s. Despite withering many battles and wars, it still stands today as a once almighty fortress, its regal disposition not lost among its battle scars.
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Below is a compilation of sites every tourist should visit:
- Philosophenweg, a beautiful hillside trail with impeccable views of Heidelberg Castle and the Neckar River
- The Old Bridge, constructed in 1788
- The Church of the Holy Spirit, located near Heidelberg Castle
- Königstuhl, a gorgeous hill with a stunning view
- Heiligenber, a historic hill home to several ruin sites
- Karzer, a former university prison for students…terrifying, but worth the visit, especially for graffiti enthusiasts!
- Marktplatz, a historic market square with various cafes for all you coffee lovers
- Märchenparadies Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG, a hillside park with various sites that depict fairytales. There are also pay areas for those traveling with children
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