Germany: Heidelberg in pictures (and 5 chic happenings for 2016)

 

I wanted to go somewhere new so we had a look at the map and decided on Heidelberg this week. Why? We didn’t want to drive far and it is just an hour away from Frankfurt 😉

This small city has a lot going for it and has some awesome events throughout the year so check out the pictures of our stroll and read on for my favourite things to do here.

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The old town area just over the bridge is where you’ll find lots of gift shops and places to eat.

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Right now until January there are two Christmas Markets on. There is one at the castle and one in the old town square (Corn Square). There’s also an openair iceskating rink in the same area.

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The star boutique hotel of the area Heidelberg Suites has its own boat for dining events. There are also sightseeing boats available.

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The Carl Theodor Old Bridge goes over the River Neckar and is an iconic sight in this area.

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The view from the bridge is pretty awesome. It’s a romantic place to be…

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Just because Heidelberg Castle is in ruins doesn’t mean nothing goes on here. It has a lot of cool events. Read on to find out more.

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The castle is famous for having the world’s largest wine barrel called the Heidelberg Tun. Let’s go wine tasting!

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So Heidelberg. It’s cute right?

It has a lot going for it for a small city . What’s also great is if you pop into Tourist Information at the Main Station or Town Hall you can get a Heidelberg Card, which gives you discounts at shops, attractions and activities as well as free travel on essential buses, trams and trains.

Here’s a list of my favourite things coming up in Heidelberg next year.

Ball Der Vampire on February 6 is a vampire masked ball in the town hall featuring bands and lots of people looking very scary.

The Castle Illuminations on June 4, July 9 and September 3, 2016 are the perfect time for a picnic along the river because there are impressive fireworks and light shows.

Artort 2016 from July 20 to 24, is one for the diary. The art festival, in its 10th year, will feature light, sound, installations and dance.

Love a bit of openair theatre? What better back drop than the castle! There will be musicals, theatre productions and music concerts at the Castle Festival from June 6 to July 31, 2016.

Heidelberger Herbst from September 24 to 25 is your chance to sample the region’s food and local life. The two-day festival, complete with parade, has craft and flea markets, music and dance.

 

 

 

 

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