Rhein-Neckar-Kreis — A Diamond In South Germany

The Rhein-Neckar Kreis (also called Rhine Neckar) in the state of Baden-Württemberg counts to the most appealing districts in Germany. It is also where one of the most popular German cities, Heidelberg, is located (although it doesn’t count to it politically as it’s an urban district on its own).

Rhein-Neckar-Kreis Map

Map of the Rhein-Neckar-Kreis

Cities, Towns & Villages in the Rhein-Neckar-Kreis

I’ve spent eight years of my life in the Rhein-Neckar-Kreis. This district is awesome! You find plenty of sights, museums, castles, yummy restaurants, shopping areas… I could go on and on. You’ll never feel lonely nor stressed. Everything is balanced out just nicely. Here are some of its highlights…

Schwetzingen, the beautiful 22,000 inhabitants town, is the one where I’ve spent the eight years in. Although fairly small, it has its own baroque castle (love it!), which impresses visitors from all over the world with its extensive gardens area (not to forget the Schlossplatz — or Castle Square — with its unforgettable and unique seven restaurants!)

Then there’s Sinsheim and its Auto & Technik Museum as well as Burg Steinsberg are a must-visit. And speaking of technical stuff, Hockenheim with its Formula 1 race and its Motor Sport Museum may also be on your itinerary.

Another sweet-spot is Ladenburg with its very historical town center (Old Town). There is one restaurant that you will LOVE, it’s called Die Kartoffel. Although they’re a bit hidden and fairly small, they get visitors from all over the world on a regular basis.

One another highlight of the Rhein-Neckar-Kreis is Neckargemünd, the little town at the Neckar River with also very tasty restaurants serving food that you’ll want to take home and eat for the rest of your life. :-)

 

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