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

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

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1. Königreichssaal

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Königreichssaal Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of PA / Public domain

Jehovah's Witnesses is a millenarian restorationist Christian denomination with nontrinitarian beliefs distinct from mainstream Christianity. The group reports a worldwide membership of approximately 8.7 million adherents involved in evangelism and an annual Memorial attendance of over 21 million. Jehovah's Witnesses are directed by the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses, a group of elders in Warwick, New York, United States, which establishes all doctrines based on its interpretations of the Bible. They believe that the destruction of the present world system at Armageddon is imminent, and that the establishment of God's kingdom over the earth is the only solution for all problems faced by humanity.

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2. Gaisbergturm

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The Gaisberg Tower in Heidelberg is a monument that at the transition of the small plateau of the 375.6 m above sea level. NHN Hohen Gaisbergs stands for the northwestern slope. Designed by the architect Fritz Seitz, he was built in 1876 by the Heidelberg Castle Association. The over 13 m high tower can be climbed over 85 differently shaped steps on an outside spiral staircase. The Alexandria lighthouse probably served as the model. In addition, the shape of some oriental spiral minarets is similar. The masonry of the tower consists of colored sandstone blocks and has been piled up without mortar or other binder.

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3. Schlösschen

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The small castle dates back to a smaller late medieval aristocratic residence in Hanshucim. This listed building has been rebuilt many times and has a changeable history. The oldest building is the striking staircase tower in the early 17th century. The building has been the property of the city of Heidelberg since World War I, and today it is used for cultural purposes. The new building, on the original site of the Orange Garden in front of the castle, is named after the painter Carl Rotman, who was born in Hanshuhem and whose grandfather once owned the estate.

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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".

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5. Kurpfälzisches Museum

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The Kurpfälzische Museum Heidelberg houses the art and cultural-historical collections of the city of Heidelberg, which resulted in the purchase of the Graimberg’s "Alterthümerhalle" in 1878/79 by the city of Heidelberg. The museum was opened in 1908 under the name of urban art and antiquity collection. It is housed in the Palais Morass, to which the former university fencing hall and a new building were attached in 1936 and a new building in the 1980s, with direct access from the main street (pedestrian zone).

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6. Heidenloch

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Heidenloch Hubert Berberich (HubiB) / Public domain

The pagan hole 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.

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7. Schlossgarten

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Schlossgarten Jacques Fouquier / Public domain

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.'

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8. Carl Bosch Museum

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

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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.

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10. Krematorium

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Following Gotha in 1878, and at the same time as Hamburg, Heidelberg acquired a crematorium at Heidelberg Hill Cemetery in 1891. From the beginning, however, it was not only for the needs of Heidelberg, but also for the needs of the whole southwest of Germany. Crematoria was set up with strong opposition from religions and churches, so typically an ancient architectural form was used in which cremation was common.

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11. Erlöserkirche

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The Erlöserkirche is a church in the old town of Heidelberg, which was built in 1723/24 as the monastery church of the "white nuns" (Dominican women). After the monastery was lifted, it was used for various purposes and is now the parish church of the old Catholic community. In addition to the Jesuit Church, she is the only preserved one of the originally numerous monastery churches in the old town of Heidelberg.

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12. 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. In 1951, according to plans by the Mannheim architect Emil Serini, it was built as a non -denominational church for the members and members of the American armed forces.

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13. Helmstätter Herrenhaus

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Helmstätter Herrenhaus is a historic building in Handschuhsheim, Heidelberg, Germany. The listed building, now used as a restaurant, dates back to the town's Liberty Noble estate, whose ownership is linked to neighboring Tiefburg. At the end of the 18th century, the lords of Helmstadt abandoned this castle as their residence, and instead built an estate on the site of an abandoned estate around 1700.

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14. Heiligenberg

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The Heiligenberg is a large wooded hill overlooking the town of Heidelberg in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It rises to around 440 metres NHN. It has been the site of many historic and pre-historic constructions, including a Celtic hilltop fortification, a Roman sacred precinct, several medieval monasteries, modern lookout towers and the Heidelberg Thingstätte, built by the Nazis in the 1930s.

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15. Heidelberger Brückenaffe

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Heidelberger Brückenaffe Unknown authorUnknown author / Public domain

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.

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16. Königstuhl

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Königstuhl Hubert Berberich (HubiB) / CC BY 3.0

The Königstuhl, is a 567.8 metres (1,863 ft) high hill in the Odenwald Mountains and in the city of Heidelberg, in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. The Königstuhl summit allows visitors views of the city of Heidelberg and the Neckar river. On days with good conditions the view extends to the Pfaelzerwald, which is roughly 40–50 km away.

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17. Ehrenfriedhof

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The Heidelberg honorary cemetery is located above the southern town of Heidelberg at a height of about 295 meters on the so -called ant hucker above the Heidelberg mountain cemetery. From 1933 to 1935, the facility was created as a soldier's cemetery to accommodate more than 500 embedded people of the First World War and has an area of over 17 ha.

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18. 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.

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19. S-Printing Horse

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Heidelberg's S-Printed Horse is 13 meters high and weighs 90 tons. It is one of the largest horse sculptures in the world and was designed by sculptor Jürgen Goertz. The sculptor's idea was implemented by Fröhlich SystemAutomation GmbH Sondermaschinen-und Vorrichtungsbau, a company based in Treuchtlingen, central Franconia.

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20. Stephanskloster

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The Stephans monastery 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.

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21. Heiliggeistkirche

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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 annually receives 1–3 million guests a year, making it among the most visited churches in Germany.

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22. Institut für Übersetzen und Dolmetschen

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The house to the giant is a modern city palace built in 1707/1708 in the old town of Heidelberg. The building is named after a statue decorating the construction. It has been used by the Ruprecht-Karls University in Heidelberg since the middle of the 19th century, and several important scientists have worked in it.

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23. St. Michaelskloster

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St. Michaelskloster / Public domain

The Monastery of St. Michael German: Michaelskloster, on the Heiligenberg in Heidelberg, was a branch of the nearby Lorsch Abbey. The ruined complex that can be seen today was built beginning in 1023. The monastery was occupied successively by several religious orders before it was abandoned in the 16th century.

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24. 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.

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25. Hoffnungskirche

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The Church of Hoffungs in Heidelberg is a church of Baptists and was built in 1963. It has had its name since 1988. The community was initially looked after from Mannheim and became self -employed in 1968. The branches also include the branches in Allerühl, Wall and Moosbrunn.

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26. Studentenmuseum mit Karzer

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The last student carer in Heidelberg's history was located at Augustinergasse 24 and served as a prison for students at Heidelberg Ruprecht-Karls University. Today he is affiliated as part of the museum on the history of the University of the Old University of Heidelberg.

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27. Bahnwasserturm

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The water tower at 46 Eppelheimer Straße ensured the water supply to the former railway depot in Heidelberg and to the steam locomotives that operated until the 1970s. The building is one of the few surviving monuments in Heidelberg's Banstadt industrial heritage.

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28. 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.

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29. St. Bartholomäus

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New St Bartholomew's Church is a Catholic parish church in the Webringen district of Heidelberg, Germany. It was built between 1955 and 1956 because the old Church of St Bartholomew became too small. It is listed as a historical monument.

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30. Kongresshaus Stadthalle Heidelberg

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

The Stadthalle Heidelberg is a congress and cultural center in the old town of Heidelberg on the bank of the Neckar. It was built according to the plans of the architects Jakob Henkenhaf and Friedrich Ebert in the years from 1901 to 1903.

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31. Deutsches Apotheken-Museum

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The German Pharmacy Museum is a pharmacy museum in Heidelberg, Germany. It has an extensive collection, with exhibits covering the entire German-speaking region from ancient times to the 21st century. It is located at Heidelberg Castle.

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32. Badischer Hof

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Badischer Hof Rudolf Stricker / Attribution

The former Hotel Badischer Hof was opened in 1780. With its central location at Heidelberger Hauptstraße 113, it was long considered the most distinguished house on the square. Among his illustrious guests was King Ludwig I of Bavaria.

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33. Völkerkundemuseum

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J. in Heidelberg. Und E. The Von Portheim Foundation's Museum of Ethnology houses collections of religion, art and everyday life from Asia, Africa and Oceania. The art and culture of these areas are presented in temporary exhibitions.

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34. Providenzkirche

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Providenzkirche Arne Kunstmann / Public domain

The Providence Church is a Protestant church on the main street in the old town of Heidelberg. Until the church union of 1821 it was the church of the Lutheran community, while the reformed community gathered in the Heiliggeistkirche.

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35. St. Bonifatius

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St. Bonifatius Rudolf Stricker / Attribution

St. Boniface Church is a Catholic church in Heidelberg, Germany. Built between 1899 and 1903 according to Ludwig Mayer's plan, it is a neo-Roman cathedral with pure style, cross-section and representative front of twin towers.

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36. Villa Bosch

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The Villa Bosch is a reused former bourgeois house in Heidelberg, Schloß-Wolfsbrunnenweg 33, which has been a listed building for a long time and was also entered in the list of particularly protective monuments in 1997.

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37. Peterskirche

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St. Peter's Church is the oldest church in the Old City of Heidelberg. Since the late Middle Ages, it has often been used as the university chapel of Heidelberg University. It has been a university church since 1896.

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38. Friedenskirche

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Friedenskirche Rudolf Stricker / Attribution

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

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39. St. Teresa Kirche

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St. Teresa is the Catholic parish church of the Heidelberg district of Ziegelhausen, which was built in 1995–1997 as a replacement for the old Laurentiuskirche. She is ordained the Holy Teresa of Ávila.

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40. Gutleuthofkapelle

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The Gutleuthof chapel or St. Laurentius chapel is a Gothic chapel from the 15th century in the Schlierbach district of Schlierbach near the southern bank of the Neckar. It is under monument protection.

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