Germany's most romantic cityHeidelberg is renowned for its romantic ambiance.Heidelberg is an endlessly walkable little city. Stroll the Old Town for traditional markets on the squares and cosmopolitan shopping on the bustling Hauptstrasse (Main Street).
The ruins of the Heidelberger Schloss (Heidelberg Castle) are a steep but short hike, or one stop up on the funicular railway, from the Old Town. Majestically perched high above the narrow lanes and picturesque roofs of town, the magnificent red sandstone structure crow the city. For five centuries it was the glamorous residence of the Electors Palatine.
The city has drawn and inspired great writers and thinkers for many centuries, leading its popular walking path to become known as the Philosophenweg (Philosopher's Walk). Recognized as one of Europe’s most beautiful trails, it offers a leisurely amble to see the panorama of the city and river below that moved the likes of Goethe, Mark Twain, Carl Maria von Weber, Alan Ginsburg and many more.