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Heidelberg is a university town in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, situated on the river Neckar in south-west Germany. In the 2016 census, its population was 159,914, of which roughly a quarter consisted of students.

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1 - Berlin

   9 km away

Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany by both area and population. Its 3,769,495 inhabitants make it the most populous city proper of the European Union. The city is one of Germany's 16 federal states.

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2 - Heidelberg Castle Garden

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3 - Shore Excursions in Mannheim

   16 km away

The name of my boutique-style chauffeur and limousine service is "a friend in heidelberg". Many guests of mine told me that this very name is the perfect choice. The stops mentioned under "Itinerary" are possible destinations of our tour. I am more than happy to compose an individual tour, which is based entirely on your preferences and wishes. I was not only born in the famous historical city of Heidelberg and know the area extremely well, but also lived and worked in the US and hence speak fluent English. If you wish I can help you with the organization of your trip ahead of time. You will be chauffeured in a Mercedes S-Class, virtually a private jet for the road, equipped with all state-of-the-art features.

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4 - Heidelberg Castle

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5 - Town Square

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6 - Coffee & Tea Tours in Heidelberg

Enjoy a short bicycle trip out of Heidelberg town into the surrounding countryside along quiet, car-free rural lanes. Just 10 mins ride from the Centre of Heidelberg you can find yourself in the peace & tranquility of the local Nature.    Relax & rejuvenate as you ride through open fields and enjoy the beautiful views onto the nearby hills of the Bergstrasse, Germany's Riviera. Our destination is the charming old town of Ladenburg, once an important Roman settlement & home to Karl Benz, founder of the Automobile. If you are a car enthusiast we can visit the fascinating Carl Benz Auto Museum packed with an array of classic cars chronicling the history of the Mercedes brand. Here we can stroll around the quaint old streets and have a drink in a nice cafe by the Market Square.    Then we can gently pedal back to Heidelberg passing farms and the renowned 'Neuenheimer Felder' - the fertile fields where local fruit & vegetables are grown.

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7 - Die Kuh die lacht - Heidelberg

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8 - Brückenaffe

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9 - Archaeology Tours in Heidelberg

Discover Heidelberg on our city tour and experience why the romantic city on the Neckar has been captivating visitors from all over the world for centuries. Between the Kornmarkt, Alter Brücke and the university, we will guide you through the picturesque alleys of the enchanting old town.

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10 - Wachenburg Weinheim

   17 km away

Weinheim is a town with about 43,000 inhabitants in northwest Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is in the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region, approximately 15 km north of Heidelberg and 10 km northeast of Mannheim.

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11 - Wasserturm

   17 km away
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12 - Kayaking Tours in Heidelberg

Paddle tour on the river Neckar. Experience the beautiful Heidelberg from the water, from a new perspective! We paddle with kayaks on the river Neckar, and see the Old Town, Marstall, Old Bridge and Hackteufel. During the tour, the participants learn all paddling techniques to get to their destination safely and with lots of fun. Prepare to be surprised!

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13 - Speyer Cathedral

   23 km away

Speyer Cathedral, officially the Imperial Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption and St Stephen, in Latin: Domus sanctae Mariae Spirae in Speyer, Germany, is the seat of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Speyer and is suffragan to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bamberg.

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14 - Odenwald

   24 km away

The Odenwald is a low mountain range in the German states of Hesse, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg.

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15 - Castle Tours in Heidelberg

Welcome to Heidelberg, a charming place with smiling locals, an attractive destination with important tourist attractions that covers all areas of interest. Its beauty and idyllic setting on the river Neckar is well known by locals, as well as the lifestyle provided by this setting. This multicultural vibrant University City and its 15 neighborhoods is a hotspot for both families and students, as well as for the creative industries, business, academics and researchers. Surrounded by forest, Germany’s oldest and most famous university town is renowned for its baroque Old Town, spirited student atmosphere, beautiful riverside setting and evocative half-ruined hilltop castle. Heidelberg is one of Germany’s most enchanting cities, so don’t miss the opportunity to visit this Romantic town that inspired many artists!

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16 - Lampertheimer Altrhein

   28 km away
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17 - Bürstadt

   30 km away

Bürstadt is a town in the Bergstraße district in southern Hesse, Germany, 7 km east of Worms, and 17 km north of Mannheim. In 1981, the town hosted the 21st Hessentag state festival.

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18 - Untere G. 6

   32 km away

Erlangen is a Middle Franconian city in Bavaria, Germany. It is the seat of the administrative district Erlangen-Höchstadt, and with 113,758 inhabitants, it is the smallest of the eight major cities in Bavaria.

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19 - Niederwaldsee

   36 km away

The Niederwaldsee is a lake in Bensheim. Bensheim is a town in the Bergstraße district in southern Hesse, Germany.

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20 - Worms

   38 km away

Worms is a city in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, situated on the Upper Rhine about 60 kilometres south-southwest of Frankfurt-am-Main. It had approximately 82,000 inhabitants as of 2015. A pre-Roman foundation, Worms is one of the oldest cities in northern Europe.

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21 - Seeheim-Jugenheim

   38 km away

Seeheim-Jugenheim is a municipality in the Darmstadt-Dieburg district in Hesse, Germany. It has a population of approximately 17,000. Seeheim-Jugenheim consists of seven villages: Balkhausen Jugenheim Malchen Ober-Beerbach Seeheim Steigerts Stettbach

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Heidelberg is a university town in southwestern Germany located on the edge of the Odenwald Forest on the banks of the Neckar River, surrounded by mountains, making it a popular tourist destination for students and traveling lovers. The city has a large number of museums and historic buildings such as the Church of the Holy Spirit, the Karl Theodor Bridge and a castle of Gothic and Renaissance architecture. With its picturesque tangled alleys, the old town will seduce you immediately. Thanks to students who represent a quarter of its population, Heidelberg is a very dynamic city with a city center full of shops, restaurants and nightlife bars. Known as romantic, Heidelberg is an ideal city for a romantic getaway for two. Admire the city from its heights ... Many poets, thinkers and scholars have taken the path of the philosophers which opens up this unique and surprising panorama of the city. Take one of the most beautiful pedestrian areas in Germany, the Hauptstraße and discover shops full of treasures, antiques, fashion, art nouveau or old porcelain …

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