Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #5 in Heidelberg, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 9 sights
Distance 5.8 km
Ascend 621 m
Descend 609 m

Experience Heidelberg in Germany in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in HeidelbergIndividual Sights in Heidelberg

Sight 1: Johanneskirche

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The Johanneskirche is a neo-Gothic Protestant church in the Neuenheim district of Heidelberg, which was built between 1899 and 1902.

Wikipedia: Johanneskirche (Heidelberg-Neuenheim) (DE)

157 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 2: Mönchhof

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The Alter Mönchhof in the Heidelberg district of Neuenheim is a restaurant established in the years 1990–1992. It is located in a listed residential building, which, together with a barn, a water trough and a gateway, forms the last structural remains of the historic Mönchhof, a large estate of the Schönau monastery and the Schönau care.

Wikipedia: Alter Mönchhof (DE)

1124 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 3: Bismarcksäule

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The Bismarck Column Heidelberg is a listed observation tower that was built in Heidelberg in 1903. The Bismarck Tower is located on the southern slope of the Heiligenberg above the Philosopher's Path.

Wikipedia: Bismarckturm (Heidelberg) (DE)

1443 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 4: Thingstätte

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The Heidelberg Thingstätte is an open-air theatre on the Heiligenberg in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It was built during the Third Reich for performances and events as part of the Thingspiel movement. Until 2018, it was primarily used for unofficial Walpurgis Night celebrations. It is a protected cultural monument.

Wikipedia: Heidelberg Thingstätte (EN)

615 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 5: 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 the second branch of Lorsch Abbey, of which only the remains of the foundations have been preserved today. The Michelsberg is located south of the Heiligenberg.

Wikipedia: Stephanskloster (Heidelberg) (DE)

47 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 6: Heiligenbergturm

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The Heiligenberg Tower in Heidelberg is a 16.5 m high observation tower, which stands on the right bank of the Neckar opposite the old town of Heidelberg on the edge of the former St. Stephen's Monastery on the 375.5 m above sea level Michelsberg, a pre-summit of the 439.9 m above sea level high Heiligenberg.

Wikipedia: Heiligenbergturm (DE)

84 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 7: Heidenloch

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The Heidenloch is a 55-metre-deep historic shaft with a diameter of between three and four metres on the Heidelberg Heiligenberg. It is located a few metres west of the observation tower on the road to Heiligenberg. The shaft has been a frequently described attraction since the early modern period. For a long time, it was walled in and barred by a vault. In 1936, the shaft was opened and explored in detail for the first time by employees of the Kurpfälzisches Museum. In 1987, a shelter was built over the exposed shaft.

Wikipedia: Heidenloch (Heidelberg) (DE)

1143 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 8: Meriankanzel

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Meriankanzel Udo Thiel / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Merian Pulpit is a platform made of sandstone, from which Matthäus Merian could have made the Great City View of Heidelberg in 1620.

Wikipedia: Meriankanzel (DE)

1219 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 9: Die Hirschgasse Heidelberg

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Hirschgasse is one of the oldest and most famous inns in Heidelberg. It gained importance above all as a long-standing timpani venue for the local student fraternities.

Wikipedia: Hirschgasse (Heidelberg) (DE)


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