Walking route in Heidelberg

Visit Heidelberg's top attractions in this 2.0 hours itinerary. Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg, Alte Brücke and all other sights were never that easy to visit in this well planned 2.0 hours Heidelberg itinerary.

Route type Route distance Route time
Walking 7.9 km 2.0 hours

Key attractions

Route itinerary

  1. Alte Brücke Attraction

    The Karl Theodor Bridge (German: Karl-Theodor-Brücke), commonly known as the Old Bridge (German: Alte Brücke), is a stone bridge in Heidelberg, crossing the Neckar River. It connects the Old City with the eastern part of the Neuenheim district of the city on the opposite bank. The current bridge, made of Neckar Valley Sandstone and the ninth built on the site, was constructed in 1788 by Elector Charles Theodore, and is one of the best-known and amazing landmarks and tourist destinations in the history of Heidelberg. == History == Although the Karl Theodor Bridge was completed nearly 250 years ago, compared to the city of Heidelberg it is comparatively young. The nickname "Old Bridge" dates from the construction of the Theodor Heuss Bridge in 1877 (then known as the Friedrichs Bridge).

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  2. Walk 100 m / 1 minute
  3. Walk 100 m / 1 minute

    Heidelberger Brückenaffe Artwork

    The Heidelberg Bridge Monkey dates back to the 15th century. It was a stone statue sitting in the tower of the Old Bridge, which was located opposite Heidelberg’s Old Town. The purpose of the tower was to instill fear and respect in anyone arriving in the town, while the monkey represented mockery. The statue was destroyed with the tower during the Nine Years' War. Touching his bare backside, the monkey showed the Electoral Palatinate Greeting to passers-by.

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  4. Walk 160 m / 2 minutes
  5. Walk 300 m / 4 minutes
  6. Walk 220 m / 3 minutes
  7. Walk 300 m / 4 minutes

    Kurpfälzisches Museum Museum

    The Kurpfälzisches Museum (Palatinate Museum) is a museum of art and archaeology in Heidelberg, Germany. It is located in the Palais Morass. It was founded in the late 1870s, when the city of Heidelberg purchased the private collection of the artist and art historian Charles de Graimberg. == Collections == Archaeology Findings from the Lower Neckar Valley, including a facsimile of the lower jaw of Homo heidelbergensis discovered in Mauer; Roman artefacts; a life-sized reconstruction of the mithraeum of Heidelberg; and items dating from Heidelberg's period as the Electoral Palatinate residence. Paintings Works from the 15th to the 20th century, including portraits of historic Heidelberg figures (Frederick V, Elizabeth Charlotte, Perkeo); religious works by Rogier van der Weyden and Lucas Cranach the Elder; 17th century Dutch still lifes; 18th century rococo pictures; 19th century works by Carl Rottmann, Anselm Feuerbach and Wilhelm Trübner; and 20th century works by Alexander Kanoldt, Alexei Jawlensky and Max Beckmann.

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  8. Walk 380 m / 5 minutes
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  10. Walk 100 m / 1 minute
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  12. Walk 210 m / 3 minutes
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  14. Walk 290 m / 4 minutes
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    Heidelberger Schloss Castle

    Heidelberg Castle (German: Heidelberger Schloss) is a ruin in Germany and landmark of Heidelberg. The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. The castle has only been partially rebuilt since its demolition in the 17th and 18th centuries. It is located 80 metres (260 ft) up the northern part of the Königstuhl hillside, and thereby dominates the view of the old downtown. It is served by an intermediate station on the Heidelberger Bergbahn funicular railway that runs from Heidelberg's Kornmarkt to the summit of the Königstuhl.

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  17. Walk 90 m / 1 minute
  18. Walk 480 m / 7 minutes
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  20. Walk 260 m / 3 minutes
  21. Walk 590 m / 8 minutes
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  23. Walk 1.4 km / 21 minutes
  24. Walk 1.2 km / 17 minutes
  25. Walk 200 m / 3 minutes

    Alte Brücke Bridge

    The Karl Theodor Bridge (German: Karl-Theodor-Brücke), commonly known as the Old Bridge (German: Alte Brücke), is a stone bridge in Heidelberg, crossing the Neckar River. It connects the Old City with the eastern part of the Neuenheim district of the city on the opposite bank. The current bridge, made of Neckar Valley Sandstone and the ninth built on the site, was constructed in 1788 by Elector Charles Theodore, and is one of the best-known and amazing landmarks and tourist destinations in the history of Heidelberg. == History == Although the Karl Theodor Bridge was completed nearly 250 years ago, compared to the city of Heidelberg it is comparatively young. The nickname "Old Bridge" dates from the construction of the Theodor Heuss Bridge in 1877 (then known as the Friedrichs Bridge).

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