When in Heidelberg, Here is What You Must See

Germany, Heidelberg Guide (B): When in Heidelberg, Here is What You Must See

Heidelberg is the kind of place that holds you with its simplicity and elegance. Only a short drive away from Frankfurt, this beautiful historical city that was completely spared the Allied Bombings in WWII is an absolute must-visit for every visitor or resident.

If you are short on time, you can still visit all the major attractions but if you stay longer, your trip to this secret gem of Germany will be more than satisfactory. Whether you love history or adventure, its all here. Mark Twain lived here briefly and was so inspired by this city that he dedicated one entire chapter to it in his book A Tramp Abroad.

The most popular castle ruins of Germany. The Castle (or Schloss) sits on a hill overlooking the river. Walking up is the best option, although you could drive up – but parking is a bit of a difficulty. It’s well worth the hike uphill though.

Between the start and end of the street are churches, namely the church of the Holy Spirit in Marktplatz, the city’s most famous holy centre which, not so long ago was a hangout for hippies. You can easily trace its history back to the 12th century and replaced over the centuries in different styles and going from being a place of worship to a university church and once held the world famous Bibliotheca Palatina, founded by Ludwig III in the library section. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: When in Heidelberg, Here is What You Must See
Guide Location: Germany » Heidelberg
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Anjaly Thomas
Read it on Author's Website: http://travelwithanjaly.com/heidelberg/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • The Heidelberg Castle
  • The Church of Holy Spirit
  • The Philosophenweg
  • Hemingway