Heidelberg, Germany Cruise Port

When cruising to one of Germany’s oldest towns, Heidelberg, Germany expect to fall in love with this exciting atmosphere as well as its historic past. This area seems to capture the best of the old and new with the university town and historic castle ruins. On your cruise to Heidelberg, Germany you will find yourself along the Neckar river valley where the oldest university in Germany, built in 1386, resides. The long and rich history of the university can be compared to that of Cambridge or Oxford. During WWII, the area was almost completely spared which is why today, you can still view the baroque charm, houses and castle ruins. Below, we have listed a few of our favorite things to do while cruising to Heidelberg, Germany:
 
  • Visit the Altstadt, known as the longest walkable shopping street in Germany offering many different vendor types.
     
  • See the Castle, or even take part in a tour that will walk you through the inside where you will learn more about the town’s past and significance of the castle.
     
  • Trek up the Heiligenberg Mountain where the view of the old town will be quite breathtaking once you reach the top.
     
  • Make sure to try a local bakery that serves “Brezeln” (pretzels)!
     
  • Stop by the Beer Garden where fresh local food and beers are served at a great price.

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