The perfect combination of quaint college town and historic ruins, Heidelberg is a must-do on any seasoned traveler’s bucket list. Charge your camera, pack your walking shoes, and get ready to breathe in the romance of this gorgeous city.
Heidelberg is home to the oldest college in Germany. You’ll feel like a student too as you mingle amongst them in the local bars and restaurants they frequent.
Nestled atop the hills of Mount Königstuhl, the Heidelberg Castle ruins are home to a host of treasures. Steeped in centuries-old history dating back to 1225, learn about the royalty who once called this castle home.
Walk around – and on top of – the world’s largest wine barrel! Built in 1751, the Heidelberg Tun holds 58,124 gallons of wine.
Take in views of the city below from the gorgeous balconies.
The interior of the castle can only be accessed via guided tour, which is very reasonably priced. Once you’ve explored the castle, you can avoid a steep downhill journey back into town by taking the funicular.
Rounding out the charm of Heidelberg are the quaint streets of the town. From mom and pop shops to gigantic year-round Christmas shops, you’ll be in shopping heaven.