Architecture Tour in Heidelberg, Heidelberg (Self Guided)

Many art and architecture students visit Heidelberg to see and learn about its historical architecture. Any visitor, however, can appreciate the astonishing beauty of this city’s buildings. Follow this tour of Heidelberg’s best architecture and see this beauty for yourself.
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Architecture Tour in Heidelberg Map

Guide Name: Architecture Tour in Heidelberg
Guide Location: Germany » Heidelberg (See other walking tours in Heidelberg)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 km
Author: nicole
Heidelberg Central Station

1) Heidelberg Central Station

Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof (usually translated as Heidelberg Central Station) is the city’s main railway station. This modern glass and metal station was opened in 1955 on Willy-Brandt-Platz in order to meet the demands of the city’s industrialization and growing population.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Print Media Academy Heidelberg

2) Print Media Academy Heidelberg

The Print Media Academy Heidelberg is an astonishing building in the heart of the city. Constructed in 2000, it has an impressive metal sculpture in front of it and two huge indoor cylindrical towers which can be seen through its glass walls from the outside.
BG Chemie

3) BG Chemie

BG Chemie is a unique architecture with a tower and an impressive high-tech construction made of steel and glass. The BG Chemie building is part of the Print Media Academy complex.
St. Albert Church

4) St. Albert Church

Construction of St. Albert Church began in 1933 on the Neckar River bank. This red brick building survived World War II, but was in need of serious reconstruction. The centerpiece of the interior is the altar mural created in 1961 by Rudolf Kaufhold that depicts Christ enthroned in light with cherubs in a circular fourfold, a man, a lion, a bull and an eagle.
Water and Shipping Authority of Heidelberg

5) Water and Shipping Authority of Heidelberg

The Water and Shipping Authority of Heidelberg building is located near the Neckar River. This triangular structure is made of glass and white tile. The architects designed the glass front in order to reflect the water, as though the building were part of the river.
Wilckensschule Elementary School

6) Wilckensschule Elementary School

Wilckensschule Elementary School, a wonderful brick construction, has a neoclassical design with Baroque influences. The school is divided into three parts: two wings of classrooms with administrative rooms in the middle of the building.
Luthergemeinde Bergheim

7) Luthergemeinde Bergheim

Luthergemeinde Bergheim is a Lutheran church complex with various educational and civic buildings. The main building has an octagonal shape. As with the church, its bell tower has a minimalist and modern design.

Walking Tours in Heidelberg, Germany

Create Your Own Walk in Heidelberg

Create Your Own Walk in Heidelberg

Creating your own self-guided walk in Heidelberg is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Im Neuenheimer Feld Walking Tour in Heidelberg

Im Neuenheimer Feld Walking Tour in Heidelberg

Im Neuenheimer Feld, an area located two kilometers from the center of Heidelberg, has great architecture, many of them with a modern design. It consists mostly of buildings associated with the University of Heidelberg, including student dormitories and research facilities. This area also houses the University Hospital Heidelberg and the German Cancer Research Center.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Nightlife in Heidelberg

Nightlife in Heidelberg

After a day of walking around the beautiful city of Heidelberg, the evenings offer much in leisure, fun and good times. This tour highlights Heidelberg’s best hot spots for nighttime entertainment.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Heidelberg is considered to be a romantic destination and a place where tons of events take place. More than 3.5 million visitors come here every year. Events like the Music Festival, the International Easter Egg Market, Medieval Market are organized yearly with beautiful arts and crafts and cheerful music from Samba to Rock. Besides that be sure to visit some of the attractions listed in the...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Places of Worship in Heidelberg

Places of Worship in Heidelberg

Germany has a rich history regarding religion, religious buildings and great architecture. Many significant Baroque innovations were born in Germany and this guide will lead you to some of its pearls of religious architecture. Heidelberg's houses of worship are a wonderful example of rare beauty.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Museum Walking Tour in Heidelberg

Museum Walking Tour in Heidelberg

Heidelberg is a treasure for tourists, particularly for those interested in history. This city houses many museums dedicated to medicine, art, even a packaging museum and much more. A visit to this city’s museums is like traveling through time. The entire family will enjoy taking the following tour to Heidelberg’s best museums.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Heidelberg for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Heidelberg has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Heidelberg, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.