Heidelberg is the prettiest European city you've never been to. It's a somewhat hidden gem that you need to add to your list. I can’t believe that I call Heidelberg home. I could be biased, but it’s one of the most gorgeous cities I’ve ever seen. Rolling mountains, with a sandstone castle overlooking the Neckar river. The city is situated below the mountains and flanks the river, with shops, pretty architecture, and cafes.
Here’s a guide to everything to see and do in Heidelberg, Germany.
While Heidelberg is a tourist's dream, it's easy to sneak away from the crowds on a cobble stone street or tuck away in a cafe. And because there are so many people from all over the world coming here, many people speak English. Although it's always nice to have some German phrases handy, even if the German language is a bit tough! Below you can find a map of all the places discussed in this post:
How to Get to Heidelberg
Where to explore in Heidelberg
Where to Eat
A great place to hang out and explore the bars is on Untere Strasse. Here you'll find cocktail bars, smoky pubs, and even a dance club! It gets very lively here every day because of the large student population so you'll never find a dull moment.
What to See
Isn't this bridge just lovely? It's one of my favorite sites.
But it's more that just a beautiful structure. Inside, you'll find a Apotheke museum, where you'll see how they used to practice medicine. You'll also find gardens, and my favorite part, a 220,000 liter wine barrel.