Heidelberg Historical and Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour

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  • 2 hr

The city tour guide informs you about the historical background of the city including its German European history with facts you will not find in books. Her voice is soft and the pronounciation has a clear British not posh accent.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Heidelberg Guidedtours

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The tour guide who has studied European and German history will guide you during the tour showing you all the highlights and telling you the historical facts as much as the everyday information of Heidelberg. Why Hercules ? The eternal hero played an important role for the ancient Europeans but why is the to be found in Heidelberg? We will start out tour with Hercules.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Schloss Heidelberg

I am going to tell you the story behind the Heidelberg Castle, one of the most famous castle ruins in Germany and the landmark of the city. The notorious Sun King, Louis the XIV of France, had to destroy the castle just to let Versailles shine in the light...

Stop At: Market Square (Marktplatz)

When Prince William of Great Britain and his wife, Kate, visited Heidelberg in 2019, they visited the heart of the city. This area has always been the centre of the renaissance city. Why?

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge)

Why is the landmark of Heidelberg this old bridge? One of the most precious renaissance bridges in central Europe. Who was Karl Theodor? The statues decorating the area are of great importance.

Duration: 10 minutes

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Heidelberg Bridge Monkey dates back to the 15th century. Why a monkey? There is an interesting story behind it.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Church of the Holy Ghost (Heiliggeistkirche)

Once the centre of a devestating war, the church of the Holy Ghost is the biggest and most precious of all the churches in Heidelberg. We will visit the church and the tomb of the first Heidelberger King of the Old Roman Empire.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Hotel Zum Ritter

Over 430 years old, the Hotel Zum Ritter stands out for its exceptional Renaissance and Barock style. Victor Hugo once said...

Duration: 8 minutes

Stop At: University Library (Universitatsbibliothek)

The University of Heidelberg is the oldest university in Germany but not the oldest of the Germans. What secret lies behind this? Martin Luther founded here the Protestant Church... The Nazis burnt the books...No wunder they have chosen Heidelberg. Why?

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Jesuitenkirche

Built from 1712 up to 1759, the church appears in Baroque style as the great rival to the Holy Spirit church. Why such a rivalry?

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Student Jail (Studentenkarzer)

The jail of the students. A jail? Why did the students have a jail? Actually, it was a must to be taken to jail...because...

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If you want to experience the history of the Palatinate you will have to visit this museum. It is the jewelry of the region. At first, you will think you will just admire the medieval time with a lot of porcelain and carpets but then you realise that you have the oppurtunity to dive deep into the stone ages when a skull called "Heidelbergensis" dating back 640,000 years shows us its jars. Tickets costs 3-5 Euros.

Duration: 5 minutes
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