Heidelberg's shopping streets are lined with carefully
restored buildings in which charming period shops and many cafés
and restaurants are located.
The traffic-free Hauptstrasse is Heidelberg's most
popular shopping area and one of Europe's prettiest pedestrian
areas. It is lined with bistros, cafés and restaurants and hosts
all the major international designers.
The narrow side streets of the old town or in the area around
Heiliggeistkirche (Church of the Holy Ghost) offer a variety of
shops where old and new are juxtaposed creating a vibrant shopping
scene. Antiques and avant-garde fashion, Art Nouveau jewellery and
old porcelain can all be puchased in the many shops in this
East Empress Restaurant
Serves fine Chinese cuisine in a sophisticated ambiance.
There is a great variety of dishes orginating
from different regions of Asia. They also have an award
winning wine list.
A large restaurant offering casual café dining which also
has a nice outdoor dining area. The menu suits all tastes and
serves dishes from gourmet pizza, snacks and salads to main
At Yokohama Teppanyaki each meal is prepared in front of you by
a master Teppanyaki chef making an exciting and unique dining
experience. There is also a sushi bar and an a-la-carte
Mocha Jo's is a modern yet relaxed and casual restaurant serving
Mediterranean dishes & great café style food. This is a very
popular local restaurant.
Fedele's Restorante Italiano
This restaurant combines authentic Italian cuisine and
great service with a modern twist. Fedele's has a large and
varied menu and a warm and vibrant ambience.
Hackteufel serves traditional German cuisine and
therefore is popular with tourists looking for the German
eating experience. It boasts a great location, situated centrally
near to the old bridge and is just a brief walk from the
This is an exclusive and expensive restaurant serving very good
international cuisine. The atmosphere is formal and the
service is second to none.
Thai Restaurant Siam
Serves a wide selection of Thai foods including some spicy
curries. It offers a reasonably priced menu for both lunch and
Has an excellently prepared and served menu. The restaurant has
an old German feel with lots of dark wood creating a intimate
atmosphere. The menu is fairly international while including
some German specialities.
From its elevated position the ruins of Heidelberg Castle
look over the maze of streets and roofs that make up the old town.
The architecture of the castle itself represents the Gothic
and Renaissance periods. The castle gardens, the Great Vat (the
world's largest wine barrel) and the Pharmacy Museum are
also all worth a visit.
The Old Town and the Old Bridge
Hauptstrasse is one of Europe's prettiest pedestrian areas
with narrow streets which house charming shops. One section of
the town wall, the medieval bridge gate, has been
preserved. In 1786-1788 elector Karl Theodor ordered the
current stone bridge to be built.
The University of Heidelberg is the oldest university of
Germany founded on the 24th June 1712. The "Lion Fountain" on
the square in front of the university is a popular meeting place
for students. Behind the university are the cells where,
between 1778 and 1914, the university administration jailed
students for minor offences.
The Philosopher's Walk takes a scenic route which allows you
to walk in the footsteps of the many philosophers and
poets which resided in Heidelberg. Along the way enjoy the sights
and smells of the exotic plants like Japanese cherries, cypresses,
bamboo and lemon trees.
The "Neckarwiese", banks of the River Neckar are the perfect
location to relax, and take in the beauty of your
surroundings. There is an unparalleled view of the Heidelberg
Castle and there is also the opportunity to rent a