Family and Kids in Heidelberg

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Heidelberg? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Heidelberg, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Heidelberg.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Heidelberg for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Heidelberg Castle

    Family and Kids

    A prime landmark, the castle ruins are one of the most important Renaissance structures of Heidelberg. The initial structure was raised as early as 1214 AD and had been destroyed several times by lightning since then. The first proper fortification was done by Rupert III when he became the king of Germany in 1401. But it was not until the 19th Century that Castle gained popularity. Count Graimb...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Carl Theodor Old Bridge

    Family and Kids

    The old bridge of Heidelberg is officially known as the Carl Theodor Bridge after Prince Elector Carl Theodor. After a major flood destroyed the last wooden bridge in the city the Prince was prompted to build a more substantial stone bridge. The stone itself was taken from the Neckar valley. The bridge connects the old city to the banks of the river and of course gives one of the most stunning ...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    King's Throne

    Family and Kids

    Literally meaning the ‘King’s Seat’, the mountain is a superb combination of spectacular views and hidden trails in the deep dark woods. 1700 ft. above Heidelberg, it is a popular hill-station with the locals. Königstuhl boasts of: The State Observatory of Heidelberg University Fairy tale themed park for children. Falcon breeding center Numerous nature trails for the hik...Read more
  4. Amazing Heidelberg attraction for kids
    Heiligenberg

    Family and Kids

    Bang opposite the Heidelberg Castle, across the Neckar River, lies the Heiligenberg Mountain. The mountain is interspersed with history from different ages. The hill also sometimes referred as the Holy Mountain, was first inhabited by the Celts in 450 BC. The huge circular fortifications around the mountain is a reminder of the same. The Holy Mountain houses: Celtic fort: built by the Celts as...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Botanischer Garten Der Universitat Heidelberg

    Garden, Botanical Garden

    This fantastic Botanical Garden at Heidelberg was opened in 1593 and is currently maintained by the University of Heidelberg. A sanctuary for scientific research and conserving endangered species of plant origin, this place is one of the must visits during your trip to Heidelberg.
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Heidelberg
    Monastery Of St. Michael

    Family and Kids

    On top of the Heiligenberg Mountain is the monastery of St. Michael, most of it in ruins. The monastery has been left abandoned since the 16th century. The monastery was dedicated to the archangel St. Michael and all the saints. In 1070 the relics of Abbot Friedrich von Hirsau were kept here and the monastery became a place for holy pilgrimage. Interestingly, during excavation some artefacts ha...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Konigstuhl Funicular Or Bergbahn

    Family and Kids

    Konigstuhl Funicular (Bergbahn) is a two section funicular railway, running from the city to the nearby mountain Konigstuhl, and back. The mountain provides a spectacular view over the entire city and the Neckar River. The railway track is divided into a lower section and an upper section, each of which has different features like height, steepness, journey time, etc. Even the rail-cars are dif...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Chocolaterie Yilliy

    Family and Kids

    If chocolate is what drives you, this chocolate heaven is the place to be! The story here begins with chocolate and ends at chocolate. Their specialty is this unusual Hot Chocolate on a Stick. Cozy, comfortable and chocolatey!
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Heidelberg Castle Garden

    Garden

    The Heidelberg Castle Garden is located at the Heidelberg Castle grounds in Heidelberg, Germany. The castle gardens were built between 1616 and 1619. It was destroyed during the War of the Palatine Succession in 1693; it was then regarded as a master piece. The Heidelberg Castle Gardens is built upon many terraces made up of a variety of flower beds, mazes, arbors, beautiful sculptures as well ...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Landessternwarte

    Observatory

    The Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl, or the Heidelberg-Königstuhl State Observatory is a historic astronomical observatory. Originally opened in the year 1774 close to the city of Mannheim, this observatory was relocated to Königstuhl in 1898. Part of the Centre of Astronomy of the University of Heidelberg, this observatory comprised of two departments: the astrophysical ...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Zoo Heidelberg

    Wildlife Park, Zoo

    Founded by an ornithologist Otto Fehringer in 1933 (opened to public in 1934), the Heidelberg Zoo is home to more than 250 species of animals, birds and reptiles. The Zoo is surely an exciting way of learning about the conservation of endangered flora and fauna. From time to time the Zoo also actively participates in breeding programs for endangered species, in association with the European End...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Thingstatte

    Family and Kids

    Thingspiel or Thing Site was an ancient Nordic/Germanic concept, an amphitheater of sorts used for celebrations, festivals or general gathering. They were quite popular in pre-Nazi Germany. Based on the same concept Thingstattes were planned by Hitler to recruit students from the University for his army. Rallies and other gatherings were conducted here by the Nazi army as part of the Nazi propa...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Botanischer Garten Der Universitat Heidelberg

    Garden, Botanical Garden

  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Maerchen Paradies

    Amusement Park, Park, Theme Park

  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Philosophers' Way

    Garden

    Overlooking the northern banks of the Neckar River, the Philosophers’ Way is a picturesque path located on a hill ideal for long walks, picnics and in general absorbing the gorgeous view of Heidelberg. The path itself winding through woods, vineyards and gardens is rightly named so, as during the Romantic Era it was often visited by philosophers, poets and such to reflect upon their creat...Read more