Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #8 in Heidelberg, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 9 sights
Distance 7.6 km
Ascend 720 m
Descend 459 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: 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)

1457 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 2: 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 the convent 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)

341 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: Peterskirche

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St. Peter's Church is the oldest church in the old town (Altstadt) of Heidelberg, Germany. It has generally served as the university church of the University of Heidelberg since the late Middle Ages.

Wikipedia: St. Peter's Church, Heidelberg (EN), Url Official

928 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 4: Heidelberg Castle

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Heidelberg CastlePumuckel42 (Reinhard Wolf) at de:Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

Heidelberg Castle is a ruin in Germany and landmark of Heidelberg. The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps.

Wikipedia: Heidelberg Castle (EN), Website, Url Official

423 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 5: 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)

1405 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 6: Obere Burg

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Obere Burg Sebastian Münster / Bild-PD-alt

The Upper Castle, also known as the Old Castle or Burg zu Berge, is a hilltop castle on the northwestern slope of the Königstuhl above Heidelberg Castle. Like Heidelberg Castle, the no longer existing complex on today's Klingenteichstraße already existed in the Middle Ages. It was demonstrably largely destroyed on 25 April 1537 by a lightning strike with an accompanying explosion due to stored black powder reserves. The base area and foundation walls of the former hilltop castle are now mainly built over by the whey cure.

Wikipedia: Obere Burg (Heidelberg) (DE)

1398 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 7: Riesenstein

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Riesenstein Felix Kick / CC-by-sa 2.0/de

The Riesenstein is a bouldering and climbing area on the slope of the Gaisberg directly above Heidelberg's old town.

Wikipedia: Riesenstein (Heidelberg) (DE)

1604 meters / 19 minutes

Sight 8: 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 Heidelberg Castle and Antiquity Association. The lighthouse of Alexandria probably served as a model.

Wikipedia: Gaisbergturm (DE)

45 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 9: 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)


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