Its a lovely town. Quaint and yet modern. Has the old world charm and yet provides all comforts. The place is continually alive and evening onwards can almost be equated to one big city with beautifull cafes, pubs, pastry houses and restaurants.
The overall atmosphere is friendly and the castle and bridge provide a sense of history as well as a sense of satisfaction about having had visited the town.
Heidelberg is an old university town, its university is the oldest in Germany. It is well-known for its romantic appearance and famous for its castle and mountain railway.
The castle had been the seat of the local duke several centuries ago, but is now only partially preserved; some parts have been destroyed and are not rebuilt. Nevertheless, the castle is quite famous and a trip to it is also worthwile due to the great view from there over the old town and the Neckar Valey. If one is good at walking, one can walk up the local mountains on either side of the Neckaer, it is approximately 400 metres height difference between the valley and the peaks. The old town has many well-preserved houses about 100 to 200 years old and also some parts of the university are situated there. On the north side of the river, there is the Philosophers way which goes up a bit into the mountains (although not to the peak) and which offers a great view of the valley, the old town and the castle. It is a nice place to go and many tourists coming to Germany spend also some time in Heidelberg.
Hailing from Berlin (being a Berliner) I was expecting Heidelberg to be more metropolitan as it is known as a kind of Medicine Center in Germany.
I was positively surprised by the cute views around the old town and the castle and had hours of walk without feeling stressed or bored. Very nice, clean and green city. And the people are nice as well. A little disappointed i was because of the boring nightlife. We went on Saturday night to several bars and clubs and normaly it is totally tiny and crowded so you just can drink but not dance there. For a "student city" I was expecting definitely much more "Nightlife". But all in all it is worth to be seen and if you want Nightlife you can go to Mannheim which is more metropolitan and has more parties on weekend.
heidelberg is not a city for a short term travel and sightseeing. one has to spend there for a longer time to enjoy the pace of life there.
it is a clean and very beautiful small city but lack of very famous attractions. all the place of interest (except the castle and the old bridge on the Neckar river) are scattered around in the city and one has to spend time to find.
Heidelberg has many attractions to see: Oldest uni, the castle (schloss) and the top where you can see many ppl do parasurfing.
on the other hand, it is nice to walk on Phylosophy walk -you will be rewarded by wonderful view of old town
This is a typical old German well-preserved university town. The new town that has been added is, however, not attractive.
very beautiful city and a lot to see. Food price is reasonable and nice. Many of the restaurant and bars open till late.
Heidelberg is a famous tourist destination, hence there are a lot of tourist especially during the weekend.
Overall, it is a lovely, clean historical town and worth to spend a day or two.
not too crowded, nice atmosphere. If you can stay at hotel with nice wiew, it would be a good relaxation.
Small place but is a very beautiful city. Worth to visit the castle to have a panoramic view of the city.
Beutiful scenes at the "old bridge".
Very interesting places to visit in Heidelberg such as castles, old church and other historical places.
Many sightseeing places also. I was very happy to get to visit this amazing city. :D
Seems to be a shopping destination. Old town closed early evening but restaurants and bars were open.
Weather was changing to Fall, so we had rain, sleet, hail. Would have liked to spend more time in Heidelberg but we were enroute to wedding.