Heidelberg Private Walking Tour
Welcome to Heidelberg, a charming place with smiling locals, an attractive destination with important tourist attractions that covers all areas of interest. Its beauty and idyllic setting on the river Neckar is well known by locals, as well as the lifestyle provided by this setting. This multicultural vibrant University City and its 15 neighborhoods is a hotspot for both families and students, as well as for the creative industries, business, academics and researchers. Surrounded by forest, Germany’s oldest and most famous university town is renowned for its baroque Old Town, spirited student atmosphere, beautiful riverside setting and evocative half-ruined hilltop castle. Heidelberg is one of Germany’s most enchanting cities, so don’t miss the opportunity to visit this Romantic town that inspired many artists!Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productPass By:
Altstadt (Old Town), Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg Germany
You will learn about:
* The history of the city
* First discovery of "Heidelberg Man"
* Martin Luther
* The many artists that found inspiration in this Romantic town
* Prince Elector Philipp
* History of the Germany’s oldest university
* Prominent thinkers associated with the University
* Pope Urban VI
* Student Jail
* The meaning of the “Student’s kiss”, a particularly delicious chocolate delight
* Philosopher's' Walk
You will see:
* The Old Town
* The Church of the Holy Spirit
* The University
* The Castle of Heidelberg
* Wine Barrel in the Castle
* Charles Bridge
We shall start our tour in the Old Town, the heart of the city life. Here, experience the wonderful combination of old and new buildings, narrow streets, market squares, arts, history, science, shopping, eating and relaxing. The main road through the Old Town is one of the longest pedestrian zones in Europe and is where most of the shopping is centered. Have a look at the Church of the Holy Spirit, the most famous church in Heidelberg, one of the few buildings in the city to survive the many wars during the past centuries.
Pass by the local University and learn how it was founded in 1386 on instruction of Pope Urban VI, Heidelberg is Germany's oldest university and one of the world's oldest surviving universities. Don’t miss a visit to the Student Jail, where students were arrested for minor offences and still allowed to attend class, under the condition of returning here after.
In the second part of the tour we will climb to the Castle of Heidelberg, one of the main landmarks of the city, for a great panoramic view of the old town. The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps, having been partially rebuilt after it’s destruction in the 17th and 18th centuries.
After this history lesson with great photo opportunities we will end our walking tour.
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"This walk tour suitable for any age"
"For this walk tour no transportation needed"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.