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  • 1 Heidelberg Castle Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Schlosshof 1

    The entry area consists of the Rondell, the Great Tower and the Elizabeth Gate. The southeast corner is formed by the Broken Tower gutted by the French in 1693. The Gothic hall of the Well Wing contains Roman columns originally from one of Charlemagn..

  • 2 Philosophenweg Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Weg Philosophenweg

    Climb the hill that faces the city until you meet this path, and you will be treated to a spectacular view of Heidelberg and the castle, a scene that is bathed in flamboyant colours at sunset.

  • 3 Old Bridge Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    The Alte Brücke, built during the late 18C, is framed on the city side by two towers dating from the fortification of Heidelberg in the Middle Ages; the west tower houses three prison cells.

  • The museum is housed in the Baroque palace built by JA Breunig. The section devoted to the history of the electoral Palatinate contains a mould of the jawbone of prehistoric «Heidelberg Man». The German Primitives department has the Altarpiece of the..

  • 5 Knight's House Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    This magnificent burgher's house (1592) owes its name to the bust of St George in knight's costume on the scrolled pediment. It is the only house from the end of the Renaissance to have survived the devastations of 1689-1693.

  • 6 Students' Dungeon

    Museums and art

    Augustinergasse 2

    The prison was used for over-rowdy students between 1712 and 1914. Many of them left inscriptions on the walls to remind future generations of what they considered a glorious episode in their careers.

  • 7 Church of the Holy Spirit, Heidelberg

    Religious buildings


    This church is an example of Late Gothic architecture. As in past centuries, covered stalls stand against the walls between the buttresses. The main body and chancel are of the «hall» type, but the height of the nave's side aisles is reduced by galle..

  • 8 Jesuits' Church, Heidelberg

    Religious buildings


    This Baroque church was built during the 18C by the Heidelberg-born architect JA Breunig. The main façade, modelled on the Jesuit Church in Rome, is the work of FW Rabliatti, architect to the Palatine court. The church has a museum of sacred and litu..

  • 9 Königstuhl

    Nature and gardens

    Weg Gaiberger-Weg

    There is a television mast on the peak (568m). From the top, there is a wide panorama of the Neckar Valley from the Odenwald to the Rhineland Plain.

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