Heidelberg, a city guide

Ascend by funicular railway to Heidelberg Castle and enjoy the breathtaking panoramas to be had from its terraces and a glass of locally produced wine from its cellars. Its university was established in the 14th Century making it Germany’s oldest University city. Once the haunt of philosophers, who walked the nearby hillside trails to think, Heidelberg has often been dubbed Germany’s intellectual capital.

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Awesome Restaurants
in Heidelberg

Mundana has set a high standard and hand picked these restaurants for their great food quality, good reputation, great customer service, clean environment, courteous staff and original menus.

Zum Roten Ochsen

German

Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne and even Mark Twain ate here. Former diners have left their mark - carved into the oak tables. The food's great too.

Budget $$-$$$

Vetter’s Alt

German

This brauhaus offers all the usual German staples in an atmospheric setting. Try the pork knuckle washed down with a refreshing glass of lager.

Budget $$-$$$

‘S’ Kastanie

Fine Dining

This former hunting lodge seats diners on a terrace with panoramic views overlooking the river. The food is inventive and delicious.

Budget $$-$$$

Tagesrestuarant Fritz

International

Chef Julian Becker creates classic Wiener Schnitzel with potato-cucumber salad and prime boiled beef -the best in town - with crispy potato rösti and delicious spinach.

Budget $$$$

Die Kurfürstenstube

International

The elegance of yesteryear - brass chandeliers and wood panelling - married with a cosmopolitan and innovative menu that's firmly in the 21st century.

Budget $$$$

Top Activities
in Heidelberg

 

Heidelberg Castle

This ruined castle features ramparts overlooking the surrounding countryside and a well-stocked wine cellar which hosts regular tastings.

Old Bridge

This bridge dates from 1788 and is a popular stop for selfie-seekers.

Church of the Holy Spirit

The vaulted ceilings of this ancient church make this a must-see; climb the tower for great views across the Old Town. The 12th century church of St Peter is even older.

Best Shops
in Heidelberg

 

Käthe Wohlfahrt

You don't have to wait until December to enjoy Christmas shopping - this store is open year-round.

Heidelberger Studentenkuss

The Heidelberg student kiss is a common sight throughout the city. Creator Fridolin Knösel wanted to make a confectionery treat that would enable suitors to declare their interest without enraging their chaperones.

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Discover Heidelberg in one of Mundana's Itineraries, getting the most out of your trip.

Germany and France: Rhineland relaxation and Alsatian charm

Munich, Heidelberg, Baden Baden, Strasbourg, Niedermorschwihr
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Germany and France: Rhineland relaxation and Alsatian charm (3 Weeks)

Munich, Heidelberg, Baden Baden, Strasbourg, Niedermorschwihr
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Germany, France, Switzerland and Netherlands: Journey along the Rhine

Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Cologne, Heidelberg, Strasbourg, Basel
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Germany, France, Switzerland and Netherlands: Journey along the Rhine (3 Weeks)

Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Cologne, Heidelberg, Strasbourg, Basel
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