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Market Square (Marktplatz) Tours and Activities

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Marktplatz, or the Market Square, is in the heart of Heidelberg's old town and is often full of activities. It is located between the Church of the Holy Ghost and the Town Hall building. In the Middle Ages, this square was used for public proceedings which included burning witches and heretics at the stake, and putting people charged with petty crimes into cages so the public could torment them. The square was, and continues to be, used for markets where fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, flowers, crafts, and other food and goods are sold. Today the markets take place twice a week.

At the center of the square stands a fountain and statue of Hercules that was built in the early 1700s. The statue you see today is only a replica though; the original is kept safe in the Kurpfälzisches Museum. During warm months, the cafes located along the edges of the square have outdoor seating for patrons to enjoy the view and the nice weather.

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Marktplatz, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg , 69117
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Heidelberg old Town Tour.

Heidelberg old Town Tour.

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Find hidden gems on this guided walking tour of Old Town Heidelberg and its castle. Traveling with a guide allows you to visit some spots that independent travelers may miss while listening to engaging commentary on the city's architecture, art, and culinary scene. Stroll down the streets of the Old Town to see history with your own eyes, then step in to the castle to visit the castle garden, the courtyard, and the wine cellar.
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  • 2 hours
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Heidelberg Tour with winetasting.

Heidelberg Tour with winetasting.

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Take your wine and sightseeing experiences in Heidelberg to the next level, and book a small-group tour that’s led by a local guide. With just 15 people in your group, you’ll discover the highlights of Heidelberg old town without feeling rushed, and then taste local wine in the cellar of Schloss Heidelberg. Just note that entry to the castle is at your own expense.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Heidelberg's Altstadt: A Self-Guided Audio Walk

Heidelberg's Altstadt: A Self-Guided Audio Walk

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Join Heidelberg resident Erin McGann on a winding self-guided audio tour of the picturesque Altstadt, the old town of this fascinating German city on the banks of the Neckar River.  Take in the famous Church of the Holy Ghost in the center of the main market square, discover the carvings that allowed residents to check the legal size of their pretzels (really!), hear stories of the catastrophic floods, find out which buildings are the oldest, hear how the university students got so rowdy they ended up with their own prison, and learn about the romantic history of our ruined castle.  The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline. 
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  • 40 minutes
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Beer and Old Town Tour

Beer and Old Town Tour

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Get more out of your beer time in Heidelberg, and book a small-group tour of the old town with a local guide. On a carefully planned route, you’ll visit a microbrewery, a classic student pub, and a more modern bar to give you a rounded look at the city’s drinking scene. Even better: You’ll discover the old town alongside a guide who brings his city alive with stories of Heidelberg history and guaranteed good beer.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Virtual Tour of Heidelberg

Virtual Tour of Heidelberg

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A chance to travel to Heidelberg virtually from the comfort of your own home. But still learn all about it‘s history, enjoy a virtual walking tour of all the main sites with informative & engaging commentary. We will visit: - the famous Heidelberg Castle. - take an extensive tour of the beautifully preserved Old Town - stand on the iconic Old Bridge & enjoy the wonderful views. - learn & tour the world renowned Heidelberg University. - see all the main attractions of the town. Tours can also be customized to suit any specific requests you might have. Eg; ~ ‚ Famous people of Heidelberg / The in depth history of Heidelberg. Understanding the German people. ~ Explore highlights of the whole region ~ The Black Forest, Alsace or learn about the different German wine regions. ( ideal for planning future trips).
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Heidelberg Christmas Markets Tour.

Heidelberg Christmas Markets Tour.

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Navigate your way around Heidelberg's 4 Christmas Markets learning where all the best things are & learn about the history of the Old Town & it's main sites.
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