The city of Heidelberg is one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. Tourists love the picturesque old town with its narrow alleys and the majestic castle ruins. However, the city on the Neckar River is also famous for its university. Ruprecht Karls University was founded in 1386, making it one of the oldest in Europe and the oldest university in Germany. With around 14,500 employees, Heidelberg University is even the largest employer in Heidelberg.

Picturesque old town and majestic castle ruins

Once in Heidelberg, you naturally want to see as many historic buildings and squares, great viewpoints, churches and monasteries and grounds as possible.

Here are some of the must-sees:

The Heidelberg Castle
The mountain railroad to Heidelberg Castle
Old bridge in Heidelberg
The bridge monkey in Heidelberg
The philosopher's path
Heidelberg Old Town
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