What to do in Heidelberg

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Altstadt which includes a square or plaza, a city and a fountain

Heidelberg Attractions

Whether you'd prefer to hit the shops or sample local cuisine, you'll find plenty of fun activities in Heidelberg. This city boasts many exciting attractions that'll keep your to-do list full and your feet on the go. No matter your interests, this place has something up its sleeve for you.

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What to do in Heidelberg

Free Things to Do in Heidelberg

A vacation in Heidelberg doesn't have to hurt your hip pocket. You can leave your wallet behind if you check out:

Maerchen Paradies - Make this place your first port of call if it's fun you're chasing during your escape.

Neue Universitaet - If you're a fan of modern-style architecture, add this landmark to your must-see list.

Heidelberg University Library - If you like delving into bygone eras, this is one attraction you ought to visit.

Dokumentations - Und Kulturzentrum der Deutschen Sinti und Roma - Spend some time here and discover the significance of this place to the local community.

Providenzkirche - Do some quiet contemplation and discover a few things about this site's spiritual significance.

Neckarwiese - Grab your blanket, pack some finger food and find a comfortable spot to appreciate Mother Nature.

Things to Do in Heidelberg with Kids

There's nothing better than spending quality time together as a family. Heidelberg boasts a thrilling selection of family friendly experiences that the entire gang will enjoy:


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Heidelberg on a rainy day?
If it’s bucketing down outside and you’re looking for something to do, put down your umbrella and try a Sky Club Lounge at Frankfurt Airport (FRA).
What is Heidelberg famous for?
Get a family happy snap at Heidelberg Castle — it’s a well-known local attraction.
Are there cheap things to do in Heidelberg?
Keep more of your hard-earned pennies in your wallet with these cheap and popular experiences:

What can you do in Heidelberg for free?
You’ll hardly have time to take your wallet out of your bag with so many great free things to do:

  • University of Heidelberg New Campus
  • University of Heidelberg Old Campus
  • Church of the Holy Spirit
  • Neckarwiese

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