Heidelberg (Germany) Reviews
Description:City: Heidelberg / Country: Germany / World Region: Europe / "Heidelberg is a city in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, ... more
Heidelberg (Germany) ... halfway between Stuttgart and Frankfurt. As of 2005, 140,000 people live within the city's 109 km² area. The name Heidelberg is an adaptation of Heidelbeerenberg (the German for Blueberry Mountain). Heidelberg lies on the Neckar at the point where the river leaves its narrow, steep valley in the Odenwald to flow into the Rhine valley where, 20 kilometers Northwest of Heidelberg, it joins the Rhine at Mannheim. The old town, in German Altstadt, is long and narrow and is dominated by Heidelberg Castle which perches 80 metres above the Neckar on the steep, wooded side of the Königstuhl ("King's chair" or throne) hill. This hill is surmounted by the TV Tower and surrounded by a park where the famous poet Johann von Goethe once walked. The Heidelberger Bergbahn funicular railway runs from Heidelberg's Kornmakt to the summit of the Königstuhl via the castle. The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), The German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), and several Max Planck Institutes (MPI) - the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law reside in Heidelberg."
Newest Review: ... frankfurt hahn where it is a two hour busride to the centre of Heidelberg. Once in Heidelberg the old city can be navigated by food but the rest of the city has an excellent tram system. Grab a map from tourist information and this is a cheap and easy way to get around. The old town of Heidelberg can be comfortably walked around and holds most of the tourist sights. The principle attraction ... more
Customer Heidelberg (Germany) Reviews (4)
by - written on 27/05/09 (Very useful, 25 readings)
Heidelberg is an ancient university town nestled in the hills on the Neckar. A peaceful, even idyllic setting yet the small city is only one hour by train from the international centre (and airport) of Frankfurt. Living up to the stereotype, German transport generally is reasonably efficient and there are bus and train connections across Germany and further afield. Watch out for Happy-Weekend tickets where 5 people can travel anywhere in Germany using local services for only 35 euros. Similarly there are deals where connections to France, Hungary, Italy and other destinations are available for as low as 29 euros-making heidelberg extremely cheap to reach and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 04/01/02, updated on 04/01/02 (Useful, 1114 readings)
As you may have read in the other reviews of Heidelberg, it is an beautiful, old town that is very popular with tourists from all over the world and has a very cosmopolitan community. In the build up to Christmas the town is swamped with visitors wanting to visit it's Christmas Market, where you can buy many handcrafted things, eat a metre long sausage and drink hot, mulled wine. The tiny huts which are used as stalls are nicely decorated and the cold biting air adds an extra effect to the occasion. One of the higlights for me in this town though is New Year's Eve and it was with ten friends we made our way into the busy Bismarckplatz around ... Read the complete review
by - written on 28/08/01, updated on 28/08/01 (Very useful, 154 readings)
I’ve been meaning to write this article ever since I started dooyooing but I keep avoiding it as I have a feeling it’s going to be long!! This should be a handy guide if you intend to visit the area, so you might want to print it out. Why am I qualified to write this article? I’ve been living in the area for a year now and go out in Heidelberg at least once a week. I have gained a pretty good insight into what there is to do in this very busy town – and also what should be avoided. Is another article on Heidelberg necessary? The other articles I have read on this site about Heidelberg are not 100% up-to-date and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/08/00, updated on 17/08/00 (Very useful, 74 readings)
Heidelberg is a large town in South-West Germany near Mannheim. The nearest airport is Frankfurt and it is easily reached by car from other areas of Germany by the autobahn or by the railway. Heidelberg is set by the River Necker in a stunning location surrounded by the lush country side of the Rhine Valley. The dominant landmark is the red stone castle above the town on the summit of Jettenbuhl. The castle was built and modified from the 14th to 17th Centuries but is now in ruins. Despite this you can still see clear evidence of the different architectural styles used including Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque. The castle has a well stocked and famed wine ... Read the complete review
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