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1.5-Hour Walking Tour in the Old Town of Heidelberg

1. 1.5-Hour Walking Tour in the Old Town of Heidelberg

Look behind the scenes of Heidelberg! If you want to discover the exciting, romantic, funny and always entertaining stories Heidelberg has to offer, join this guided tour of the old town and learn more from the qualified guides. Enchanting alleys and squares, small gardens that pop up unexpectedly, museums and galleries: Heidelberg’s old town has many facets. This tour will breathe life into the city’s past, adding rich detail to the contours of today’s city. Whether it is the Church of the Holy Spirit, the Jesuitenviertel, Germany’s oldest university with its Students’ Prison, or other sightseeing attractions: every place of interest in the old town has a unique ambiance and history well worth immersing yourself in for a few minutes. The tour also passes along the main street, one of the longest pedestrian zones in Europe. Many detours into the alleyways of the old town confirm the truth of the old saying “you only truly learn about the countryside by taking the back roads.”

Heidelberg: Night Watchman Historic Adventure Tour

2. Heidelberg: Night Watchman Historic Adventure Tour

Learn all about the lives of those on the outside of society with this interactive historical adventure tour through scenic Heidelberg. Take in the City Hall, Korn Market, and all the key sights as you go. Meet your Night Watchman at Hercules fountain in the Market Square to begin your tour of Heidelberg from below. Hear stories from Medieval history as you pass by the landmarks like the Korn Market Madonna, the Palais Prinz Carl, and the Palais Graimberg. Pause at Karl Square and admire the ruins of the city's old castle. Stroll through old small streets and paths with your guide including Eselspfad, Leyergasse, Semmelgasse, and Steingasse. Stop at the 18th-century Holländer Hof and learn about the fate of those living outside the city walls. Admire the iconic old town bridge as you immerse yourself in old Heidelberg in the company of your Night Watchman.

Heidelberg: Guided City Walking Tour at Night

3. Heidelberg: Guided City Walking Tour at Night

Discover the history and mysteries of Heidelberg with a local guide on this night tour. Walk through the city as you admire its architecture and scenic views and listen to stories from the past. Upon meeting the night guard who will serve as your guide, start strolling along the alleys and streets of Heidelberg. Listen as your guide tells the story of the great fire disaster in 1693, the difficult reconstruction of the city, and the changing rulers. Visit the Old Bridge, hear scary stories from the “Hokemann,” and enjoy the evening view of the illuminated Heidelberg castle and the Heiligenberg. The night guard will also tell you about the students and their connections and the student detention center. In this night tour, you will get to know the city of Heidelberg in the company of a historical personality.

Heidelberg: On the trail of the Night Watchmen

4. Heidelberg: On the trail of the Night Watchmen

The call of the night watchman rang out every hour in the streets of the former electoral residence on the Neckar. And now it sounds again: During the tours of the Heidelberg night watchman. The tour starts at the Market Square, by the Hercules Fountain. You'll pass by the City Hall, Holy Spirit Church, and Palais Prinz Carl (former Grand Hotel, one of the most beautiful wedding locations in the region). Walk along small historic streets like Burgweg and Kanzleigasse until you reach Karl Square from where you can enjoy the best view of the world-known ruins of the old castle. Pass by many old historic buildings like Palais Boisseree, Science academy, Schmitthenner House, and many more. The guide will share entertaining stories about the sites and things that one experienced in the nocturnal streets of Heidelberg, the history of the city, its streets and squares, its local originals, and personalities.

Heidelberg: Sightseeing Bus and Castle Tour

5. Heidelberg: Sightseeing Bus and Castle Tour

First enjoy a comfortable bus tour with a certified guide, where you will learn more about the history of the city. Enjoy an unobstructed view of the spectacular Heidelberg Castle. Then, visit the grounds of Heidelberg Palace and admire its beauty up close. See the elegant inner courtyard and the famous Great Heidelberg Tun (wine barrel.) After exploring the castle, ride the funicular railway back to the Old Town.

Heidelberg Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

6. Heidelberg Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

Make the most out of your visit to Heidelberg with this interactive smartphone scavenger hunt and self-guided walking tour. Complete location-based riddles as you walk through the greenery of Bismarckplatz Park and the charming cobbled streets of Heidelberger Altstadt (old town). After downloading the tour app on your mobile device (instructions received via email after booking), you'll follow a route that leads you to 10 of the most important sights in the city. As you explore, use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to uncover clues at each attraction to find your next destination. Feel the thrill of solving each riddle as you work to finish the game. Choose to start or pause the tour whenever you want and explore the city at your own personal pace. Along the way, learn history and facts about Heidelberg to get a local perspective of this picturesque city. The tour route includes Bismarckplatz Park, the House of the Giant, the Kurpfälzisches Museum, Universitätsplatz, Jesuitenkirche, Marktplatz, Brückenaffe, the Old Bridge, Kornmarkt, and Karlsplatz, where the tour ends.

Heidelberg: 2-Hour Spooky Tour with Hangman’s Daughter

7. Heidelberg: 2-Hour Spooky Tour with Hangman’s Daughter

Enjoy a very special walking tour with ghost stories of Heidelberg. Join the Hangman’s Daughter on one of her walks and search for old haunted houses and witches hidings. Hear stories of poltergeists who wreak havoc in town houses, the souls of burned witches, and evil dogs in the darkest corners of the old town. Explore Heidelberg’s romantic old town and learn about dreadful crimes and cruel punishments during the Middle Ages. Find out how an executioner could make a living with his “services” in the old days and get to know the dark side of the town.

Heidelberg: Torchlight Tour with a Night Watchman

8. Heidelberg: Torchlight Tour with a Night Watchman

Discover Heidelberg by night as your Night Watchman leads you through the medieval alleyways of the old town. Light up your torch and experience Heidelberg as its inhabitants did hundreds of years ago. Start your tour from the Market Square by the Hercules Fountain. Pass by the city hall, the Korn Market, Palais Prinz Carl, and Palais Graimberg. Make your way to Karl Square to take in the views of the ruins of the old castle. Wander through many of the old streets and paths, such as Burgweg, Ingrimstreet, Mittelbadgasse, and Steingasse. Have a glimpse at the Haspelgasse, also known as "The Bermuda Triangle", where most of the town's bars can be found. Finally, end your tour at the Old Town Bridge.

Heidelberg: 2-Hour Walking Tour with Night Watchman

9. Heidelberg: 2-Hour Walking Tour with Night Watchman

Immerse yourself in the spooky world of werewolves, ghosts, and vampires. Enjoy a tour guided by a night watchman through Heidelberg’s most famous lore and legends, and visit the creepy locations of murder and myths. Dressed in a lovingly made and detailed costume, the night watchman reveals the dark side of the romantic old town. Listen to stories that will truly give you goosebumps. Visit the locations of vicious murders and learn all about wild students and terrible monsters. Dare to venture down the picturesque streets in the evening and discover their secrets. Feel a cold shiver down the spine at the mention of supernatural beings and events.

Heidelberg: Private 3-Hour Tour with Castle Visit

10. Heidelberg: Private 3-Hour Tour with Castle Visit

Discover Heidelberg and immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the old town. In just a few hours you can explore all the historical sights. Learn interesting information and get great insider tips that won’t be found in any guide book – specifically tailored to your wishes. Stroll along one of the longest pedestrian zones in Germany directly through the picturesque old town and admire the magnificent Baroque buildings. See the beautiful Old Bridge and the impressive Church of the Holy Spirit, which once housed a collection of valuable documents. Walk through the former Hortus Palatinus (Garden Palatinate) to Heidelberg Castle ruins. After a detour to Scheffel Terrace with breathtaking views of the city and the Rhine River, you will head to the castle complex itself. Here you can see the largest ever wine barrel and enjoy wine tasting in the castle cellar or visit the Pharmacy Museum in the courtyard.

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What people are saying about Heidelberg

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 521 reviews

It was marvelous. Our guide was knowledgeable and she shared so much fun information. We felt.like we were getting the inside story of the city. Highly recommended.

We had a lot of fun with the puzzles! We were on the road for a total of 5 hours. With the game you notice much more of the history of the city.

I had an amazing an unique experience! Best way to learn about the city in a fun way, thank you

Die Route war wunderschön und die Rätsel waren genial! Wir haben es genossen!

All good to find. Interesting information. Great puzzles.