My family and I just spent a few nights exploring Heidelberg, Germany, which is an easy hour's drive from Frankfurt. Nestled in the idyllic Neckar Valley, near vineyards and forests, it is one of the most popular destinations in Germany and the world. From the castle to the Old University, it houses a variety of museums, restaurants, hotels and surrounding vineyards. The neighbouring city of Mannheim is full of shops and modern architecture, but it is the only city with its own museum and museum of art and history.
It is a great place to complement your trip in West Germany, as it is a two-hour drive from Frankfurt and can be reached from the capital Mannheim by train, bus or train.
From Frankfurt International you can take the S-Bahn to Heidelberg and take the ICE to Mannheim or take the train in 45 - 60 minutes and get off at Heideberg. From Frankfurt airport you can forget the ICE Inter - City Express, which brings you from Frankfurt to the fastest train in Germany. The train to Tomannheim arrives at Heidelberg station at around 5.30 pm, from there you can change to the train to Heiderberg at around 5.30 pm.
If you are coming to Heidelberg by train, the main railway station is a short distance from the historic centre of the old town. Those who arrive from further afield by train have to get on at Heidelberg Main Station - Hauptfahrhof in the city centre.
Near the monastery you will find some places where you can enjoy the best view from Heidelberg. On the slope there is a hiking trail that offers a great view over the city center and the old town, as well as a view from the monastery itself.
Those who decide to visit the majestic Heidelberg Castle, which towers above the old town, can take the Heidebergbahn or hike up there and enjoy a good view. The Alte Brücke and Heidlerburg are beautifully lit, and if you have the best view, the city center and the castle itself.
If you are coming to Heidelberg with your family for at least two days, the HeidlerburgCARD is a good idea for you. Even if you are only a few days on the Heideberg, you can still invest in a trip to the city centre, the castle and the Old Bridge or even the old town itself.
Heidelberg Tourist Information recommends a simple day trip from Frankfurt to Stuttgart, which can arrive on time for the start of the HeidlerburgCARD on the day of travel, or you can stay overnight in the medieval city itself. You can reach the "Heidelburg" by bus no. 33 from the Heideberg main station (Bergbhan) or the BerGBahn train, which will take you to the castle station. From Stutgart airport, take the S-Bahn from Stutsgart main station to Heiderberg HD (Schwetzingen) and change trains at Heiliberg.
Who wants to go to Heidelberg, has a parking garage in the city center, but it is near the The access to the Heideberg is difficult. It is one of the best hotels in Heidlerburg and the only one in Germany with a full service restaurant, bar and hotel.
The Old University is the oldest building of Heidelberg University and is known as a prestigious stately institution from the 14th century that dominates city life.
The Old Bridge (also popularly known as the Old Bridge) is a stone bridge over the Neckar River in Heidelberg, Germany, south of the city centre.
The closest airport to Heidelberg is the City Airport in Mannheim, which has connections to a handful of German cities. Heidelberg is not an ideal airport, as it takes 2-2.5 hours from Frankfurt to Hahn, but it is considered a good option to stay only 20 minutes from Mannheim and Ludwigshafen. Finding a flat in Heideberg can be difficult, especially if you have a long journey from one of the major German cities such as Frankfurt, Munich or Cologne or even from the city centre itself and forget how busy it is during the Christmas market season and in summer. Heiderberg has always been a popular destination for tourists from all over the world, not just from Germany.
Fortunately, some of the most spectacular activities in Heidelberg are absolutely free. The old town of Heideberg is small, so that sometimes you can take the HeiderbergCARD to Heidelberg for free by bus or train.
The Small Guide of Heidelberg, which costs only a few euros, covers all the major sights, fits in your pocket, has a center fold map for reading and covers all the major sights. English - Guide Marco Polo, all the main sights of the old town are well documented, but you don't have to read German to enjoy them all. There are some useful little German books in Heideberg (see this page), and some have an English section. Here you will find a lot of interesting information about the city and its history, as well as some great pictures, so you don't have to read German if you enjoy it. It also covers the history of Germany, its culture, history and culture in general, as well as a bit of history about Germany itself.