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What to Do in Heidelberg: Must See Attractions

Heidelberg Attractions

Smaller cities have an appeal about them you just don't find in their larger counterparts. Make a list of all the exciting things to see and do in Heidelberg before you get there so you can squeeze the most out of your stay. You'll soon learn that bigger isn't necessarily better!

Learn what makes Heidelberg tick with some of the most popular tours & day trips. Check out our top 37 fun activities in Heidelberg, and book with confidence knowing that we offer free cancellation and no added fees.

Things to Do in Heidelberg with Kids

Heidelberg is a fantastic destination for a family vacation. Bring the kids along and have a go at these family friendly experiences together:

Free Things to Do in Heidelberg

There's no need to max out your credit card in Heidelberg. The following won't even cost a cent.

Maerchen Paradies - Fun, fun, fun is what you'll discover at this fantastic place.

Neue Universitaet - Appreciate the design and ingenuity of this impressive example of modernistic architecture.

Heidelberg University Library - Come to understand some of the historical events of the area through this site.

Dokumentations - Und Kulturzentrum der Deutschen Sinti und Roma - Stop here and find out the importance of this place to the locals.

Providenzkirche - No matter what you believe in, this place will invoke a sense of reverence.

Neckarwiese - If you're into working in your garden, this place will satisfy your inner green thumb.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Heidelberg


Take time in Bergheim to visit attractions like Neckar Valley-Odenwald Nature Park and Bergstrasse-Odenwald Nature Park. You might also appreciate the abundant dining options, and you can hop on the metro at Heidelberg Seegarten Tram Stop to see more of the city.

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Get a feel for residential life in Heidelberg at a neighborhood set at the foot of forested hills, sprawling meadows and vineyards. 


Though “New” is in the name, this is one of the oldest districts of Heidelberg, with natural havens just across the river from the Altstadt.



You might enjoy the restaurants on your visit to Heidelberg-Kirchheim. Visitors recommend a visit to Bergstrasse-Odenwald Nature Park, and you can get around town on the metro at Heidelberg Kirchheim - Rohrbach S-Bahn.

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If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Bahnstadt and surrounding area, you can visit Neckarwiese and Heidelberg University Library.

Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Heidelberg on a sunny day?

These popular activities are a great excuse to get out and soak up the sun:

What to do in Heidelberg on a rainy day?

With indoor activities like a Sky Club Lounge at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and a Tigerpalast Varieté Theater Show to keep you entertained, you mightn't even notice it pelting down outside.

What is Heidelberg famous for?

Snap some pics at Heidelberg Castle — it's a big-name attraction.

Are there cheap things to do in Heidelberg?

You'll find lots of fun experiences here that'll catch your eye if you're traveling on a budget:

What can you do in Heidelberg for free?

You'll barely have time to grab your wallet out of your backpack with so many free attractions:

  • University of Heidelberg Old Campus
  • Neckarwiese
  • University of Heidelberg New Campus
  • Karl Theodor Bridge