Heidelberg is a city situated on the river Neckar and is considered to be Germany’s intellectual capital. Due to its romantic and picturesque cityscape, narrow, enchanting streets, baroque style Old Town, valleys carpeted with vineyards, dark forests and shimmering lakes, it is considered to be one of the most romantic and most sought after travel destinations in the world. Heidelberg is also famous for its sweets and pastries, sculptures, museum and the world’s largest Wine Vat. Some of the best tours in Heidelberg include a tour to the Old Town on the southern banks of the river Neckar which is dominated by the ruins of the Heidelberg Castle and are one of the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. Whilst on a tour of the Old Town one can even witness other sights like The old stone bridge, a medieval bridge erected between 1786 and 1788; and The Church of the Holy Spirit (Heiliggeistkirche), a late Gothic church in the marketplace of the old town.
One could go for a stroll down Philosopher’s Walk, a pathway with scenic views of the old town and castle. In addition to this, Heidelberg hosts and organises different regular festivals and events, some of the most prominent ones being the Ball der Vampire (Ball of the Vampires), a vampire-themed costume party hosted at the local castle or city hall in February; Heidelberger Frühling (Heidelberg Spring) or the Classic Music Festival and the international Easter egg market held in March and the Heidelberger Theater Days and a jazz festival held during October or November. Heidelberg, with its youthful aura and romantically historic ambience, truly encapsulates the true spirit of Germany, and visiting a city is definitely going to be a memorable experience for anyone.