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Best Free Tours in Heidelberg

Halfway between Frankfurt and Stuttgart, the spectacularly romantic city of Heidelberg is a must-see on any trip around the lush mountains of southwestern Germany. The true essence of Europe can be found in this fairytale city on the banks of the beautiful Neckar River. Thanks to the small size of the Old Town (Aldstadt), the Free Walking Tours in Heidelberg are a fun and relaxed experience, suitable for all types of tourists. There's no better way to kick-start your trip than by joining the Essential Heidelberg City Tour. This engaging walk with a passionate local guide will allow you to see all the monuments of the old city, enjoy panoramic views, and hear amusing anecdotes about the historical characters that shaped the city. At certain times of the year there are also Free Tours of Heidelberg by Night available. They take tourists to discover the myths and legends of the city, under the atmospheric light of the stars.

Highlights of a Free Tour in Heidelberg

With Heidelberg Free Walking Tours, you’ll see that this small university town could very well be the the most beautiful city in Germany. Its castle, ancient bridges, Baroque churches and historic squares are perfectly-preserved, since Heidelberg was almost the only city in Germany that was not bombed by allied forces during World War II. Heidelberg Palace is a romantic and spectacular landmark, as well as one of the most visited monuments in the country. From its towers you can enjoy a fantastic view of the Old Town. Heidelberg University, established in the 14th century, is one of the oldest and most spectacular in the world. The Heidelberg Monkey Bridge, the Charles Theodore Bridge, and the Church of the Holy Spirit are other must-see landmarks. Renowned painters and writers such as Turner, Mark Twain and Goethe agreed that Heidelberg has "something ideal." Join the Free Tours in Heidelberg and discover what makes this city so special!

Things to Do in Heidelberg

There are so many things to do in Heidelberg! This southwestern Germany destination is one of the most romantic cities in Europe, it’s surrounded by lush mountains offering many hiking opportunities, and it’s also a college town with sparkling nightlife. While visiting the renowned University, make sure to take a stroll around Philosophers' Walk, where some of the most famous European thinkers considered the great questions of life. After this, you can visit the Market Square to enjoy a cup of coffee in one of the many charming coffee shops in the area. Also, the Pharmacy Museum, exhibiting thousands of items that lay out 2,000 years of medical history, will keep the family entertained for the afternoon. By night, don’t miss the beautiful Old Bridge lit up by special lights, it’s magical! After that, you can join the crowds of students and youths partying at nightclubs, jazz clubs, and music venues in the old town!

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