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

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1. 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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2. 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, it was built in 1876 by the Heidelberger Schlossverein. The tower, which is over 13 m high, can be climbed via 85 differently shaped steps on a spiral staircase that surrounds the outside. The lighthouse of Alexandria probably served as a model. In addition, the shape resembles some oriental spiral minarets. The masonry of the tower consists of colored sandstone blocks and has been piled up without mortar or other binders.

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3. 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 next to the Heiliggeistkirche the largest and most important church in Heidelberg and forms the architectural focus of the former Jesuit quarter in the old town in the immediate vicinity of the Universitätsplatz. Today it is the main church of the Roman Catholic Holy Spirit community in Heidelberg's Old Town. The church was built from 1712 to 1759 in Baroque style, the neo-baroque tower was added only in the years 1868 to 1872. The church, which is not geostet as usual, but faces south, is a "building as remarkable as it is unusual".

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4. Schlösschen

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The castle goes back to a smaller late medieval aristocratic residence in Handschuhsheim. The listed building has been rebuilt many times and has a changeable ownership history. The oldest component is the striking stair tower from 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 castle was named after the painter Carl Rottmann, who was born in Handschuhsheim, whose grandfather once owned the property.

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5. Heidenloch

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Heidenloch is a 55-meter-deep historic shaft with a diameter of between 3 and 4 meters, located in Heidelberg Heiligenburg. It is located a few meters west of the watchtower, on the way to Heiligenburg. The shaft has been a frequently described attraction since early modern times. For a long time, it was covered with a vault and fence. In 1936, the shaft was opened and the first detailed study was carried out by the staff of Kurpfälzisches Museum. In 1987, a shelter was built above the exposed shaft.

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6. 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.'

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7. Kurpfälzisches Museum

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The Kurpfälzische Museum in Heidelberg houses the art and cultural history of the city of Heidelberg as a result of the purchase of Graimberg'sche Alterthümerhalle by the city in 1878/79. The museum opened in 1908 as Städtische Kunst-und Alterhümersammlung. It is located at the Palace of Moras, where the pre-1936 university fencing hall and a new building from the 1980s were incorporated and accessible directly from the main street (pedestrian zone).

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8. Krematorium

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After Gotha in 1878 and at the same time as Hamburg, Heidelberg also received a crematorium in 1891 at the Heidelberg Mountain Cemetery. However, it was planned from the outset not only for the needs of Heidelberg, but for the whole of southwest Germany. The establishment of a crematorium was accompanied by strong religious-ecclesiastical concerns, so that significantly an ancient design was used here, at the time of which cremation was common.

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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. 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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11. Erlöserkirche

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The Church of the Redeemer is a church in the Old City of Heidelberg, built in 1723/24, and is a monastery church of "White Sisters" (Dominican Nuns). After the abbey was abolished, 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 original numerous monastery churches in the Old City of Heidelberg.

Wikipedia: Erlöserkirche (Heidelberg) (DE)

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 called Mark Twain Village. It was built in 1951 according to plans by the Mannheim architect Emil Serini as a denominational church for the members and members of the American armed forces.

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13. Obere Burg

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Obere Burg Sebastian Münster / Bild-PD-alt

Obere Burg, also known as Alte Burg, Altes Schloss, Burg zu Berge, is an abandoned castle above Heidelberg Castle in Heidelberg City, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Like Heidelberg Castle, the building existed in the late Middle Ages, but was destroyed by lightning strikes and gunpowder explosions in 1537. Today, the location of the castle is mainly built with whey spa.

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14. Heidelberger Brückenaffe

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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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15. Ehrenfriedhof

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Heidelberg Honor Cemetery is located above the southern city of Heidelberg, about 295 meters above sea level, on the so-called Ant Hump above Heidelberg Hill Cemetery. Built between 1933 and 1935, the complex is a military cemetery that houses more than 500 fallen soldiers reburied in the First World War and covers an area of more than 17 hectares.

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16. 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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17. S-Printing Horse

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With a height of 13 meters and a weight of 90 tons, the S-Printing Horse in Heidelberg is one of the largest horse sculptures in the world, designed by the sculptor Jürgen Goertz. The sculptor's idea was implemented by Fröhlich Systemautomation GmbH Sondermaschinen- und Vorrichtungsbau based in Treuchtlingen, Middle Franconia.

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18. Heiligenbergturm

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Heidelberg's Heiligenberg Tower is a 16.5-meter-high watchtower, located on the right bank of the Neckar River, opposite the old city of Heidelberg, on the edge of the former St. Stephen's Monastery, with an altitude of 375.5 meters. NHN Hohen Michelsberg, front peak at 439.9 m above sea level. Hohen Heiligenberg.

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19. Stephanskloster

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The St. Stephen's Monastery on the 375.5 m above sea level Michelsberg in Heidelberg is a monastery founded there in the 11th century next to the Michaelskloster as a second branch of the Lorsch Monastery, of which only foundation remains are preserved today. The Michelsberg is located south of the Heiligenberg.

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20. St. Michaelskloster

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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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21. Heiliggeistkirche

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Heiliggeistkirche 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.

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22. Stauwehr Wieblingen

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The Wieblingen weir is a weir on the Neckar near Heidelberg, Germany. It is part of the Schwabenheim barrage, as is the Schwabenheim lock at the lower end of the Wieblingen side canal and the Schwabenheim and Wieblingen power plants. It was built between 1922 and 1925 and is a listed building.

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23. St. Vitus

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

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24. 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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25. Völkerkundemuseum

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The Ethnographic Museum 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. Art and culture of these regions are presented in changing special exhibitions.

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26. Studentenmuseum mit Karzer

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The last student prison in Heidelberg history is located at 24 Augustinergasse, which is the prison for students of Ruprecht-Karl University in Heidelberg. Today, it is affiliated to the Old University of Heidelberg as part of the University History Museum.

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27. Hoffnungskirche

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Hoffnungskirche in Heidelberg is a Baptist church built in 1963. She has been named after her since 1988. The community was originally run by Mannheim and became independent in 1968. The city also includes branches of Allemühl, Mauer and Moosbrunn.

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28. 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 centre located in the old town of Heidelberg on the banks 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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29. 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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30. 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 world from antiquity to the 21st century. It is located in Heidelberg Castle.

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31. 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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32. 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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33. Providenzkirche

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Providence Kilche is a Protestant church in Heidelberg, Germany. It was a Lutheran church until the Union of Churches in 1821, while the Reformed Church was clustered in the Church of the Holy Spirit.

Wikipedia: Providenzkirche (Heidelberg) (DE)

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