Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #7 in Heidelberg, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 16 sights
Distance 10.5 km
Ascend 531 m
Descend 544 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: 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 2: 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)

970 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 3: 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 4: 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)

758 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 5: Völkerkundemuseum

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The Ethnological 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.

Wikipedia: Völkerkundemuseum Heidelberg (DE), Website

582 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 6: 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)

107 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 7: 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)

297 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 8: Heuscheuer

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The Heuscheuer (Heuscheune) is a former warehouse in Heidelberg, Germany. Today, the building serves as the university's lecture hall.

Wikipedia: Heuscheuer (Heidelberg) (DE)

213 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: Marstall

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The Heidelberg Stables, built of Neckar Valley sandstone, is one of the oldest surviving buildings from the early modern period in Heidelberg. The building, which is now called Marstall, was originally called Zeughaus, while the Marstall was located to the south in a building that has now been destroyed.

Wikipedia: Marstall (Heidelberg) (DE)

331 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 10: 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 located in the old town of Heidelberg on the banks of the Neckar River. It was built according to the plans of the architects Jakob Henkenhaf and Friedrich Ebert in the years 1901 to 1903.

Wikipedia: Stadthalle (Heidelberg) (DE)

321 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 11: Friedrichsbau

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241 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 12: 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)

1054 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 13: 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

1006 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 14: St. Albert

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St. Albert is the Catholic parish church in the Heidelberg district of Bergheim. 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)

1007 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 15: Alter Wasserturm

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The water tower at Czernyring is a listed water tower in Heidelberg's Bahnstadt district.

Wikipedia: Wasserturm am Czernyring (DE), Website

1242 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 16: Bahnwasserturm

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The water tower on Eppelheimer Straße ensured the water supply of the former railway depot in Heidelberg and the steam locomotives that ran until the 1970s. The building is one of the few surviving monuments of the industrial culture of Heidelberg's Bahnstadt.

Wikipedia: Wasserturm (Eppelheimer Straße) (DE)


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