The landmark of the city

It is world-famous and the epitome of German romanticism. The castle ruins majestically above the roofs of the old town. The Electors of the Palatinate resided there for five centuries. Today, the mysterious castle attracts several million tourists every year.

The castle is one of the most famous castle ruins in the world. From here you have a wonderful view of the city with its beautiful buildings, the Old Bridge and the quietly flowing Neckar.

Since the beginning of construction in the 13th century, the castle has had a turbulent history. The lords extended the building over three centuries. In the castle there are therefore architectural testimonies, especially of the Gothic and the Renaissance, the period of the castle’s prosperity. For example, Ottheinrichsbau, one of the most beautiful Renaissance palaces in Germany. After its destruction in the Palatine Succession War, the castle was never fully built. It gradually fell, and finally experienced its second heyday during the Romantic period.

Old Town Heidelberg

If you are planning an old town trip with your escort service from the escort service Heidelberg, you can start this quietly thirsty and hungry. Whether you’re looking for a fast food or a gourmet restaurant, good home or Asian. In the old town is covered for each of the table. In the German exclusive restaurants are of course Baden and Palatine dishes on the menu. In the beer gardens simple meat dishes and beer caps.

In the middle of the old town the beer garden Güldenes sheep liked us the best. An idyllic beer garden, in the middle of the Old Town, yet still quite in the green. If it is a bit more stylish, we recommend the Romer. A refined ambience combined with an exquisite selection of dishes tailored to the respective season. Both in the restaurant and in the beautiful courtyard.

Literature days in Heidelberg

Since 1994 the Heidelberg Literary Days have presented an exciting and high-caliber program of readings, talks and discussions. In 2017 it took place in a large mirror tent on the Uniplatz. The UNESCO Creative Cities accompanied the event. Therefore many other authors as well as guests from the UNESCO literature cities of Granada, Prague and Óbidos as well as from Fabriano, UNESCO Kreativstadt of the papermaking, were guests. In the coming years you can still expect a lot.