40 Sights in Heidelberg, Germany (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Heidelberg, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 40 sights are available in Heidelberg, Germany.

Sightseeing Tours in Heidelberg

1. Marstall

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The Heidelberg Marstall, built from Neckartäler sandstone, is one of the oldest still preserved buildings from the early modern period in Heidelberg. The building, which was now called Marstall, was originally called the Zeughaus, while the Marstall south was in a building that was destroyed today.

Wikipedia: Marstall (Heidelberg) (DE)

2. Church of the Holy Spirit

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Church of the Holy Spirit No machine-readable author provided. Hlohning assumed (based on copyright claims). / CC BY 2.5

The Church of the Holy Spirit is the largest church in Heidelberg, Germany. The church, located in the marketplace in the old town center, was constructed between 1398 and 1515 in the Romanesque and Gothic styles. It receives 1–3 million guests annually, making it among the most visited churches in Germany.

Wikipedia: Church of the Holy Spirit, Heidelberg (EN)

3. Schlösschen

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The castle dates back to a smaller late medieval noble seat in the glove shelter. The listed building has been rebuilt many times and has a changeable history of ownership. The oldest component is the striking staircase tower dating back to the early 17th century. The building has been owned by the city of Heidelberg since the First World War and is now used for cultural purposes. The new building on the site of the former orangery of the Schlösschen was named after the painter Carl Rottmann, born in Glove's Home, whose grandfather once owned the estate.

Wikipedia: Schlösschen (Handschuhsheim) (DE)

4. Jesuitenkirche

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Jesuitenkirche Reinhard Wolf, Talstraße 13, 63128 Dietzenbach. (selbst fotografiert); User Pumuckel42 on de.wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Jesuit Church is the largest and most important church in Heidelberg next to the Heiliggeistkirche and forms the architectural focus of the former Jesuit district in the old town in the immediate vicinity of the university square. Today it is the main church of the Roman Catholic Holy Spirit community in the old town of Heidelberg. The church was built in a baroque style from 1712 to 1759, the new baroque tower was only added from 1868 to 1872. The church, which is not used as usual, but is aligned to the south, is a "remarkable and unusual building".

Wikipedia: Jesuitenkirche (Heidelberg) (DE)

5. Heidenloch

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The Heidenloch is a 55 meter deep historical shaft with a diameter between three and four meters on Heidelberg Heiligenberg. It is located a few meters west of the lookout tower on the street zum Heiligenberg. The shaft has been a frequently described attraction since the early modern period. For a long time he was overpowered and barred by a vault. In 1936 the shaft was opened and researched for the first time by employees of the Kurpfälzische Museum. In 1987 a shelter was built over the exposed shaft.

Wikipedia: Heidenloch (Heidelberg) (DE)

6. Obere Burg

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Obere Burg Sebastian Münster / Bild-PD-alt

The Upper Castle, also known as the Old Castle, the Old Heidelberg Castle, is an abandoned hilltop castle on the northwest slope of the Königstuhl above Heidelberg Castle in Heidelberg, Germany. Like Heidelberg Castle, the complex on today's Klingenteichstraße already existed in the Middle Ages and was largely destroyed on 25 April 1537 by lightning strikes and the associated explosion of stored black powder stocks. Today, the site of the castle is essentially covered with the whey cure.

Wikipedia: Obere Burg (Heidelberg) (DE)

7. Schlossgarten

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The Hortus Palatinus, or Garden of the Palatinate, was a Baroque garden attached to Heidelberg Castle, Germany. The garden was commissioned by Frederick V, Elector Palatine in 1614 for his new wife, Elizabeth Stuart, and became famous across Europe during the 17th century for the landscaping and horticultural techniques involved in its design. At the time it was known as the 'Eighth Wonder of the World', and has since been termed 'Germany's greatest Renaissance garden.'

Wikipedia: Hortus Palatinus (EN)

8. Carl Bosch Museum

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The Carl Bosch Museum Heidelberg is a technology museum that shows the life and work of Heidelberg Nobel Prize winner Carl Bosch (1874–1940) on more than 300 m² and two outdoor areas and was founded in 1998. The building in Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg, where the museum is located, once served as an apartment for Bosch's chauffeurs and as a garage for Bosch's automobiles. Carl Bosch's residence was the Villa Bosch, a few hundred meters from the garage building.

Wikipedia: Carl Bosch Museum Heidelberg (DE), Website

9. Alte Brücke

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The Karl Theodor Bridge, commonly known as the Old Bridge, is an arch bridge in Heidelberg that crosses the Neckar river. It connects the Old City with the eastern part of the Neuenheim district of the city on the opposite bank. The current bridge, made of Neckar sandstone and the ninth built on the site, was constructed in 1788 by Elector Charles Theodore, and is one of the best-known landmarks and tourist destinations in Heidelberg.

Wikipedia: Old Bridge (Heidelberg) (EN)

10. Helmstätter Herrenhaus

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Helmstätter Herrenhaus

The Helmstätter Herrenhaus is a historic building in Heidelberg-Glschuhsheim. The monument-protected building, now used as a restaurant, dates back to the Freiadlige Gut of the village, whose possession was linked to the neighbouring Tiefburg. After the destruction of the 17th century wars, the Lords of Helmstatt abandoned the castle as a residence and instead built the manor house in the place of a departed manor in 1700.

Wikipedia: Helmstätter Herrenhaus (DE)

11. Krematorium

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After Gotha in 1878 and at the same time as Hamburg, Heidelberg also received a crematorium in the Heidelberg mountain cemetery in 1891. From the outset, however, it was not only planned for Heidelberg's needs, but for all of southwestern Germany. The establishment of a crematorium was accompanied by strong religious-church concerns, so that an antique design was used here, the cremation was common at the time.

Wikipedia: Krematorium (Bergfriedhof Heidelberg) (DE)

12. Erlöserkirche

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The Church of the Redeemer is a church in the old town of Heidelberg, which was built in 1723/24 as a monastery church of the "white nuns" (Dominican nuns). After the dissolution of the monastery, it was used for various purposes and is now the parish church of the Old Catholic community. Apart from the Jesuit Church, it is the only surviving of the originally numerous monastery churches in Heidelberg's old town.

Wikipedia: Erlöserkirche (Heidelberg) (DE)

13. Chapel

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The Chapel in the southern part of Heidelberg is a listed former church building. It stands on the corner of Römerstrasse and Rheinstraße in the area of a former housing estate of the US army, which is referred to as Mark-Twain Village. It was built in 1951 according to plans by the Mannheim architect Emil Serini as a non -denominational church for the members and members of the American armed forces.

Wikipedia: Chapel (Heidelberg-Südstadt) (DE), Website

14. Heidelberger Brückenaffe

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Heidelberger Brückenaffe

The Heidelberg Bridge Monkey dates back to the 15th century. It was a stone statue sitting in the tower of the Old Bridge, which was located opposite Heidelberg’s Old Town. The purpose of the tower was to instill fear and respect in anyone arriving in the town, while the monkey represented mockery. The statue was destroyed with the tower during the Nine Years' War.

Wikipedia: Heidelberg Bridge Monkey (EN)

15. Gaisbergturm

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The Gaisberg Tower in Heidelberg is an architectural monument that stands at the transition of the small plateau of the 375.6 m above sea level Gaisberg to the northwest slope. Designed by the architect Fritz Seitz, the observation tower was built in 1876 by the Heidelberger Schloss- und Altertumsverein e. V. The lighthouse of Alexandria probably served as a model.

Wikipedia: Gaisbergturm (DE)

16. Gaisberg

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Gaisberg (Heidelberg) is a mountain of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. In the 17th century, Matthäus Merian (1593–1650) depicted the Gaisberg as almost completely treeless. Today it is mostly covered in dense deciduous forest and rises above the western part of Heidelberg's old town and the adjoining western town on the edge of the Upper Rhine plain.

Wikipedia: Gaisberg (Heidelberg) (EN)

17. St. Johannes

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St. Johannes is a Roman Catholic parish church in the Rohrbach district of Heidelberg, Germany. It was built between 1963 and 1965 and dedicated to the Apostle and Evangelist John. Today, the parish of St. John, together with the parishes of St. Paul (Boxberg-Emmertsgrund) and St. Peter (Kirchheim), forms the pastoral care unit Heidelberg-Süd.

Wikipedia: St. Johannes (Heidelberg-Rohrbach) (DE)

18. Friedrichsbau

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The Friedrichsbau, syn. Fridericianum, is a historic building at Hauptstrasse 47/49 in Heidelberg. The castle-like three-wing property was built in 1863 for use by the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg and is located in the immediate vicinity of the Old Anatomy. Today it houses the Psychological Institute of the University of Heidelberg.

Wikipedia: Friedrichsbau (Heidelberg) (EN)

19. Botanischer Garten

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Botanischer Garten Frank Vincentz / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Botanischer Garten der Universität Heidelberg, also known as the Botanischer Garten Heidelberg, is a botanical garden maintained by the University of Heidelberg. It is located at Im Neuenheimer Feld 340, New Campus, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany; portions are open to the public daily except Saturday without charge.

Wikipedia: Botanical Garden of the University of Heidelberg (EN), Url Official

20. Stephanskloster

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The Stephanskloster on the 375.5 m above sea level. NHN Hohen Michelsberg in Heidelberg is a monastery founded in the 11th century next to the Michaelskloster as the second branch of the Lorsch monastery, from which only the remains of fundamental are preserved. The Michelsberg is in front of the Heiligenberg south.

Wikipedia: Stephanskloster (Heidelberg) (DE)

21. S-Printing Horse

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The S-Printing Horse in Heidelberg is one of the largest horse's sculptures in the world at a height of 13 meters and 90 tons, designed by sculptor Jürgen Goertz. The idea of the sculptor implemented Fröhlich SystemAutomation GmbH Special Machinery and Dearning Service based in Treuchtlingen in Middle Franconia.

Wikipedia: S-Printing Horse (DE)

22. Heiligenbergturm

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The Heiligenberg Tower in Heidelberg is a 16.5 m high lookout tower, which on the right Neckar side opposite the old town of Heidelberg on the edge of the former Stephans monastery on the 375.5 m above sea level. NHN Hohen Michelsberg, a pre -summit of the 439.9 m above sea level. NHN Hohen Heiligenberg is.

Wikipedia: Heiligenbergturm (DE)

23. St. Vitus

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St. Vitus is the Catholic parish church in Heidelberg-Handschuhsheim, Germany. It is the oldest church in Heidelberg and one of the oldest churches in the region, the use of which can be documented throughout. It is named after St. Vitus (Vitus), an early Christian martyr and one of the Fourteen Helpers.

Wikipedia: St. Vitus (Handschuhsheim) (DE)

24. Stauwehr Wieblingen

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The Wieblingen dam is a defense at Neckar near Heidelberg. It is part of the Schwabenheim dam stage, as well as the Schleuse Schwabenheim at the lower end of the Wieblingen side canal, as well as the Schwabenheim and Wieblingen power plants. It was built in 1922 to 1925 and is protected by monument.

Wikipedia: Stauwehr Wieblingen (DE)

25. Providenzkirche

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The Church of Providence is a Protestant church on the Hauptstrasse of the old town of Heidelberg. Until the union of the Protestant Church in Baden in 1821, this was the Lutheran church of central Heidelberg, while the Church of the Holy Spirit was the meeting place of the Calvinist church.

Wikipedia: Church of Providence, Heidelberg (EN)

26. Institut für Übersetzen und Dolmetschen

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The Haus zum Riesen is a baroque palace on the Hauptstrasse in Heidelberg, built in 1707/8. The building is named for a statue with decorates the façade. Since the middle of the nineteenth century, it has been used by Heidelberg University and several prominent academics have worked in it.

Wikipedia: Haus zum Riesen, Heidelberg (EN)

27. Hoffnungskirche

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The Hoffnungskirche in Heidelberg is a Baptist church and was built in 1963. It has borne its name since 1988. Initially, the congregation was served from Mannheim and became independent in 1968. The municipality also includes the branches in Allemühl, Mauer and Moosbrunn.

Wikipedia: Hoffnungskirche (Heidelberg) (DE)

28. Völkerkundemuseum

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The Museum of Ethnology of the J. and E. von Portheim Foundation in Heidelberg houses collections on religion, art and everyday life from the regions of Asia, Africa and Oceania. The art and culture of these regions are presented in changing special exhibitions.

Wikipedia: Völkerkundemuseum Heidelberg (DE), Website

29. Deutsches Apotheken-Museum

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The German Pharmacy Museum in Heidelberg is a German museum on the history of pharmacy. It has extensive collections, whose exhibits cover the entire German-speaking area from ancient times to the 21st century. It is located in the Heidelberg Castle.

Wikipedia: Deutsches Apothekenmuseum (DE), Website

30. Villa Bosch

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The Villa Bosch is a converted former upper-middle-class residential building in Heidelberg, Schloß-Wolfsbrunnenweg 33, which has been a listed building for a long time and was also entered into the list of particularly worthy monuments in 1997.

Wikipedia: Villa Bosch (Heidelberg) (DE)

31. Rohrbacher Schlößchen

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The Rohrbach Castle, popularly called Rohrbacher Schlösschen or Old Schlösschen, is located in the middle of the Heidelberg district of Rohrbach. It is located there in a park on the site of the Thorax Clinic Heidelberg on today's Parkstrasse.

Wikipedia: Schloss Rohrbach (Heidelberg) (DE), Website

32. Studentenmuseum mit Karzer

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The last student prison in the history of Heidelberg was located at Augustinergasse 24 and served as a prison for students of the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. Today, it is part of the Museum of History of the University of Heidelberg.

Wikipedia: Studentenkarzer (Heidelberg) (DE), Website

33. Sammlung Prinzhorn

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The Prinzhorn Collection is a German collection of art made by mental health patients, housed at the Heidelberg University Hospital. The collection comprises over 20,000 works, including works by Emma Hauck, Agnes Richter and August Natterer.

Wikipedia: Prinzhorn Collection (EN), Url Official

34. Sankt Paul

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The church of St. Paul in the Heidelberg district of Boxberg was built between 1970 and 1972 as a Roman Catholic parish church for the two southern mountain districts of Heidelberg, Boxberg and Emmertsgrund. The church is a listed building.

Wikipedia: St. Paul (Heidelberg) (DE)

35. St. Bartholomäus

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The new St. The Church of Bartholomäus is the Catholic parish church in Heidelberg district of Wieblingen. It was built between 1955 and 1956, since the old St. Bartholomew church had become too small. It is under monument protection.

Wikipedia: Pfarrkirche St. Bartholomäus (Heidelberg-Wieblingen) (DE)

36. Kongresshaus Stadthalle Heidelberg

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Kongresshaus Stadthalle Heidelberg Benutzer:Stateofthings / CC BY-SA 3.0

Heidelberg Stadthalle is a convention and cultural centre located in the old town of Heidelberg on the Neckar bank. It was built according to the plans of the architects Jakob Henkenhaf and Friedrich Ebert between 1901 and 1903.

Wikipedia: Stadthalle (Heidelberg) (DE)

37. St. Bonifatius

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St. BonifatiusRudolf Stricker / Attribution

St. Bonifatius is a Catholic church in the Weststadt of Heidelberg. It is a Romanesque Revival basilica with a transept and a facade with double towers, which was designed by Ludwig Maier and built between 1899 and 1903.

Wikipedia: St. Bonifatius, Heidelberg (EN)

38. Friedenskirche

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FriedenskircheRudolf Stricker / Attribution

The Friedenskirche is a Protestant church in the Heidelberg district of Handschuhsheim, which was built between 1908 and 1910 according to plans by Hermann Behaghel and is considered one of the highlights of his work.

Wikipedia: Friedenskirche (Handschuhsheim) (DE)

39. St. Albert

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St. Albert is the Catholic parish church in the Bergheim district of Heidelberg, Germany. It was built between 1933 and 1935 according to plans by Franz Sales Kuhn and is dedicated to St. Albertus Magnus.

Wikipedia: St. Albert (Heidelberg) (DE)

40. Sankt Anna

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St. Anna is a Catholic church in the historical centre of Heidelberg. It was built in 1714 to 1717 as a hospital church and is dedicated to St. Anna. East to the church is joined by the former hospital.

Wikipedia: St. Anna (Heidelberg) (DE)


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