Do it like Mark Twain and stay in Heidelberg for a bit longer!
Where the wildly romantic Neckar valley opens into the sunny Rhine plain, lies Germany’s oldest student city. Since its foundation in 1386, the University of Heidelberg has produced a proud 56 Nobel laureates. Not least in the field of medicine: Anyone looking for first-class health care through specialists in Europe is definitely right in Heidelberg.
But even if you are not a medical tourist, your stay in this natural and culturally exciting city will have a vitalizing effect on you. Stand high above things during a walk along the world-famous Philosophers’ Path under impressing old trees and look down on the red roofs of the old town, which has not been destroyed by war.
After that you should have had enough appetite to dine in the noble hotel Hirschgasse or to enjoy a snack and a Palatinate beer in the hearty brewery Vetter (right after crossing the old bridge left). Stroll to your heart’s content through Europe’s longest pedestrian zone, the Main Street. Highly recommended are the freely configurable burgers in DIE KUH DIE LACHT am Uniplatz.
During coffee time, you can either look for a cozy spot in the conservatory of Café Schafheutle or sip an aromatic filter coffee at coffee nerd near Bismarckplatz while listening to a variety of music. The latter location is an insider tip if you are more of a digital nomad and would perhaps like to write a blog article about your experiences right away. Here you can not only practice people watching, but also get into conversation very well.
Overall, Heidelberg is characterized by a very pleasant social and cultural mix, which is particularly noticeable in the up-and-coming district of Bergheim. Students sit here next to business people, hipsters and families with children. Oriental grocery stores, organic supermarkets and four-star hotels are close to each other. A bit comparable to Berlin-Kreuzberg yet everything within walking distance.
Heidelberg is also well connected with traffic. Five different ICE lines are crossing here and as many lines of IC traffic. If you are traveling internationally, you have the choice between a 15-minute drive from City Airport Mannheim and a comfortable bus shuttle service from Frankfurt International Airport. Even a boat trip to or from Heidelberg is possible with the White Fleet.