Some folks tell me Heidelberg is more popular than Berlin or even Frankfurt… Perhaps it’s due to the fact that this beautiful and mystique city always somewhat enlightened people. And I confess — it does have something very special and unique you won’t find in any other city.
In the terms of places of interest, it has almost everything you can think of. The very historical and huuuuge Heidelberg Castle (Heidelberger Schloß) is world famous and includes ingredients of the Gothic and Renaissance periods.
And you’ll be amazed of how huge its castle gardens is. It really is THE spot to relax, take a pick nick, and to take a look over the city and enjoy this scenic beauty.
Old Town is another incredible spot. A long small street going through downtown and café after café and restaurant after restaurant, providing international cuisine and drinks.
The city has a vibrant culture, supported ten museums. For example, the Museum of Ecclesiastical Arts remains the only museum of its kind which encloses ecclesiastical art from the 17th to the 19th century.
The Art Gallery is another interesting site which takes account of contemporary art along with the traveling exhibitions.
And the Zwinger theater including a choice of orchestras puts the culture forward at its best.
In the botanical gardens of the University of Heidelberg, you’ll notice an extensive array of fascinating flora types in the form of alpine garden, fern ravine, inland dune and natural vineyard.
The Neckarwiese park is another place to cherish the moment. Particularly in the summer time, this park turns out being a charming place to take pleasure in the sun, take part in sports, or hold barbecue parties.
By the way, the U.S. Army is intensively present since they had their European HQ here. So you’ll find plenty of English speaking people you can talk to. ;-)