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Market Square (Marktplatz)

Market Square (Marktplatz) Tours and Tickets

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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's Altstadt: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Heidelberg's Altstadt: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Get outside and explore the beauty of Heidelberg’s Old Town ("Altstadt") during this self-guided audio tour. Opting for a self-guided tour means you can pick the start time and plan the tour according to your schedule. Along the way, listen to recorded commentary by a Heidelberg local and learn more about the city's history, catastrophic floods, giant pretzels, and famous landmarks—such as the Church of the Holy Ghost.
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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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  • 1 hour
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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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Private Heidelberg old town walking tour

Private Heidelberg old town walking tour

Heidelberg is the city of romance. You were smart too. Heidelberg's university is the oldest in Germany. Certified tour guides convey the history and magic of the former Palatinate residence to you with wit and heart and soul. A lively, entertaining guided tour of Heidelberg's city history. Get to know the highlights: the market square, the old bridge, the Jesuit quarter, the view of the castle and of course the old university including the prison. Learn about war and peace, destruction and reconstruction. Discover a baroque, lively city on a comfortable Gothic floor plan.
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Private Heidelberg tour in the footsteps of the night watchmen

Private Heidelberg tour in the footsteps of the night watchmen

The night watchman tells entertaining stories about the things that one experienced in the nocturnal alleys of Heidelberg, about the history of the city, its streets and squares, about its local originals, personalities and the most beautiful anecdotes. A very educational and fun private tour through the ages.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Self Guided Scavenger Hunt and Private Walking Tour in Heidelberg

Self Guided Scavenger Hunt and Private Walking Tour in Heidelberg

Explore Heidelberg on your own pace while solving riddles. Use your imagination, observation, logic and team spirit in order to accomplish the tasks. Learn interesting information about the beautiful city of Heidelberg while walking around narrow streets and 10 of the most important attractions. Pause when ever you want and continue later. Discover hidden gems. Snap beautiful photos. Far from crowds and schedules. Start any time you wish! Everything in your smartphone!
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  • 2 hours
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