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Marktplatz: Our most recommended tours and activities

Heidelberg: Night Watchman Historic Adventure Tour

1. 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 Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

2. 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. Start your tour at the imposing Bismarckplatz, in the center of the city. Visit the Haus zum Riesen a modern palace and explore the Kurpfälzisches Museum with its unique exhibits. Take a photo at Universitätsplatz and let yourself get lost in the historic Jesuitenkirche, one of Heidelberg's oldest churches. Learn about the market square, the oldest square in the city with a huge history. Admire the Old Bridge with its magnificent view. See, walk, and learn about Kornmarkt a place straight out of old medieval stories, while Karlsplatz will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour. 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.

Heidelberg: Torchlight Tour with a Night Watchman

3. 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's Altstadt: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

4. Heidelberg's Altstadt: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Join Heidelberg resident Erin McGann on a winding self-guided audio tour of the picturesque Altstadt, the old town of this fascinating German city on the banks of the Neckar River.  Take in the famous Church of the Holy Ghost in the center of the main market square, discover the carvings that allowed residents to check the legal size of their pretzels (really!), hear stories of the catastrophic floods, find out which buildings are the oldest, hear how the university students got so rowdy they ended up with their own prison, and learn about the romantic history of our ruined castle.  The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline. 

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What people are saying about Marktplatz

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 216 reviews

Traveling with teenagers is always a bit difficult. They get bored easily and don't feel like doing what adults enjoy doing. This time it was different! Our junior (12) was interested, asked us questions afterwards and thought the lady who was our guide was really great. He really had fun! Without a cell phone ;-) The tour was super informative, not a bit boring and there were often funny stories and idioms suddenly made sense. I can only recommend everyone to dive into medieval Heidelberg with this guide!

We had a great time exploring Heidelberg even though it was freezing. It was cool to have some additional pieces of history provided as we tried to find different landmarks. Our brains weren’t functioning well in the cold and the riddles were frustrating at times but the app lets you skip that part if you want. Overall it was a fun way to see things that we would have probably missed.

Interesting, varied tour with lots of information, but still very entertaining and entertaining

The tour was entertaining and informative. Would book them again in a heartbeat

The tour was very informative and we had a lot of fun!