The Marktplatz is the focal point of Altstadt street life. The trickling Hercules fountain – that’s him up on top of the pillar – in...
In the centre of Marktplatz is the Hercules fountain; in medieval times petty criminals were chained to it and left to face the populace.
Heidelberg’s most famous church, the Gothic-style Church of the Holy Spirit, was built from 1398 to 1441. Starting in 1706 it was used...
Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald have played the Cave, Germany's oldest student jazz club which opened in 1954. It hosts jam sessions...
Housed in one of Heidelberg’s oldest residential buildings – the cellar and first floor date from the 1500s – this homey, wholesome cafe...
Lonely Planet review
Ah oui, this Marktplatz cafe wouldn't be out of place in Paris with its banquettes, Napoleon bust above the bar, cold pastis and authentically arrogant staff.