Heidelberg in detail

Sights

Heidelberg’s Altstadt runs along the left (south) bank of the Neckar River from Bismarckplatz east to the hillside Schloss. One of Europe’s longest pedestrian zones, the 1600m-long Hauptstrasse, runs east–west through the Altstadt, about 200m south of the Neckar, passing a series of picturesque public squares, many with historic or modern fountains. Superb views of the town extend from the north (right) bank of the Neckar in Neuenheim.