One of the most peaceful ways to appreciate Heidelberg's charms is to get out on the river. Solarschiff's solar-panelled boat engine is...
The Marktplatz is the focal point of Altstadt street life. The trickling Hercules fountain – that’s him up on top of the pillar – in...
For bird’s-eye views, climb 208 stairs to the top of the tower of Heidelberg's famous church, constructed between 1344 and 1441, which...
Especially when the weather's chilly, this is a wonderful spot to warm up with a wickedly thick house-speciality hot chocolate in...
Amazing sandwiches like pastrami, tomato and honey-mustard vinaigrette; brie, rocket and truffle oil; or wild smoked salmon with lemon...
Alte Brücke information
Heidelberg's 200m-long ‘old bridge’, built in 1786, connects the Altstadt with the river’s right bank and the Schlangenweg (Snake Path), whose switchbacks lead to the Philosophenweg (Philosophers' Walk).
Next to the tower gate on the Altstadt side of the bridge, look for the brass sculpture of a monkey holding a mirror. It's the 1979 replacement of the 17th-century original sculpture.