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Heidelberg: Sightseeing Cruise on the Neckar River

1. Heidelberg: Sightseeing Cruise on the Neckar River

Immerse yourself in the charm of Heidelberg from a new perspective by cruising along the serene waters of the Neckar River. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the views of the Old Bridge as you glide underneath it and take in the view of the famous Heidelberg Castle in the background. We will serve you a warming cup of mulled wine, which is included in your booking. Embark on your journey down the Neckar River and take views of some of Heidelberg's most famous sights. Don't forget to quench your thirst or hunger cravings by purchasing a refreshing drink or tasty snack on board as you admire the sights. See the historic of Heidelberg Castle nestled atop a hill and overlooking the old city, as the boat approaches the Old Bridge. Next, admire picturesque views of the grand villas along the Neuenheimer riverbank and don't miss the famous Philosophenweg. As the boat turns around at the Wielblinger Wehrsteg, see the historic town hall on your return journey, before disembarking back at the pier. This trip encapsulates the most significant highlights of Heidelberg, while allowing you to relax aboard ship.

Heidelberg: Sightseeing Boat Tour with Mulled Wine

2. Heidelberg: Sightseeing Boat Tour with Mulled Wine

Embark on a winter wonderland adventure with a boat tour on the Neckar in Heidelberg. Experience the magic of winter and turn the chilly season into a delightful experience – mulled wine included. Enjoy views of the Old Bridge, Heidelberg Castle, and snow-covered landscapes. Take a seat on the upper deck or cozy up in a heated indoor cabin. Set sail from the Heidelberg Neckar pier. Journey up the Old Bridge, enjoying splendid views of the Heidelberg Castle while the crew treats you to a steaming cup of mulled wine. Discover the enchanting Neuenheim riverside with its impressive structures and the elevated Philosophers' Walk. Take a brief detour to Wieblingen Weir Bridge. Then cruise upstream again, marveling at the snow-covered old town, and return to the main dock.

Stuttgart: Canadian Canoe Rental

3. Stuttgart: Canadian Canoe Rental

Combine your love of adventure and canoes in this unique experience on Stuggart's section of the Neckar! Come to the Riverhouse in Stuttgart Münster and rent a canoe for 2 hours. Enjoy stunning views of natural and urban landscapes. First, you will be equipped with a paddle and a life jacket. Listen to a short introductory briefing before beginning your adventure on the water. Spend quality time with your family, friends or your partner. Map out your route of discovery using a helpful route map, which shows you which tours are passable and which corners of the river you can explore. After an enjoyable day, order some food and drink, and relax at the Riverhouse beach.

Heidelberg & Neckar Valley: Segway Tour - 360 Degrees

4. Heidelberg & Neckar Valley: Segway Tour - 360 Degrees

Discover Heidelberg and the Neckar Valley on this Segway tour. Ride along the Philosophenweg (philosphers' way), pass by the Neuburg Monastery, and admire views of Heidelberg Castle. Uncover facinating information about the city from your guide.  Start your tour at the Neckarmünzplatz and cross the Old Bridge to the opposite side of the river Neckar. From there, head to the first highlight of this 360 degree tour, the Philosophenweg (philosphers' way) with a fantastic view over the city. Roll on by the Neuburg Monastery, which was founded in 1130. Continue to the Köpfel and see the Neckar Valley, the city of Heidelberg, and the Rhine Valley from above.  Follow your guide to the valley to Ziegelhausen and make your way uphill easily to the Wolfsbrunnen restaurant and conference center which has been extensively restored to its former glory. Hear about its glamourous, star-studded guestlist. Go further towards Heidelberg Castle and pass Villa Bosch and the Carl Bosch Museum, which will provide fascinating insights into the life and the inventions of Carl Bosch, the Nobel Laureate from Heidelberg. Enjoy the amazing view of the castle garden from above the castle before gliding further to the Klingenteich. Pass the Jewish Cemetery on your way back to the Old Town and the starting point at the Neckarmünzplatz.

Stuttgart: Stand Up Paddling Rental

5. Stuttgart: Stand Up Paddling Rental

Come to the Riverhouse in Stuttgart Münster and enjoy some beautiful hours spent on the River Neckar. First, you will be equipped with the paddles and life jackets. Then, you get a short introduction to the sport before you can start your adventure on the water. You have the possibility to rent a SUP-Board. During this time you can enjoy beautiful views of the Neckar and have a great time with your family, friends, or your partner. The available route map shows you which routes and tours are passable and which corners of the Neckar you can explore. After a long day, you can order some drinks and food and relax at the beach.

Heidelberg: Private 3-Hour Tour with Castle Visit

6. Heidelberg: Private 3-Hour Tour with Castle Visit

Discover Heidelberg and immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the old town. In just a few hours you can explore all the historical sights. Learn interesting information and get great insider tips that won’t be found in any guide book – specifically tailored to your wishes. Stroll along one of the longest pedestrian zones in Germany directly through the picturesque old town and admire the magnificent Baroque buildings. See the beautiful Old Bridge and the impressive Church of the Holy Spirit, which once housed a collection of valuable documents. Walk through the former Hortus Palatinus (Garden Palatinate) to Heidelberg Castle ruins. After a detour to Scheffel Terrace with breathtaking views of the city and the Rhine River, you will head to the castle complex itself. Here you can see the largest ever wine barrel and enjoy wine tasting in the castle cellar or visit the Pharmacy Museum in the courtyard.

Heidelberg: Breakfast boat cruise

7. Heidelberg: Breakfast boat cruise

Imagine: The gentle morning mist rises, the first rays of sun kiss the hills of the Neckar Valley, and the soft ripple of the river accompanies you. On board our cozy ship, we invite you to start your Sunday with a breakfast as memorable as the view. As you sip freshly brewed coffee and savor various treats, the picturesque landscape of the Neckar Valley glides by. Historic castles, lush mountains, and charming villages set the backdrop for your breakfast. Every Sunday morning becomes a special getaway, a journey for taste and soul. Experience the magic of the Neckar Valley with a breakfast that's unparalleled. Book your spot and let us whisk you away to the Neckar Valley. Our schedule can be found here. Come aboard and experience Sunday in a truly special way!

Heidelberg Highlights Segway Tour with Castle

8. Heidelberg Highlights Segway Tour with Castle

Immerse yourself in the history of Heidelberg and discover both well-known and obscure highlights of the city by Segway on this tour. See a living picture of the interesting landscape of the Neckar Valley as you ride down historically-significant streets. Begin the tour at Neckarmünzplatz and ride over the Old Bridge to the other side of the Neckar. The first famous sight is the Neuburg Abbey, built in 1130 and filled with history. Then head to Köpfel with its views of the Neckar Valley, the city of Heidelberg and the plains of the Rhine. Continue into the valley to Ziegelhausen and take the steep ascent to Wolfsbrunnen, a restaurant and conference center that was recently renovated. See the glamour of the restaurant's earlier days with a look at the guest list filled with famous artists and royalty. Ride in the direction of the castle past the Villa Bosch and the Carl Bosch Museum that takes an exciting look at the life and discoveries of Nobel Prize winner and Heidelberg resident Carl Bosch. Enjoy the incredible view of the castle's gardens before making your way to the Klingenteich Jewish Cemetery. The tour ends back in the Old Town at the viewing point at Neckarmünzplatz.

Heidelberg: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour

9. Heidelberg: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour

Challenge your brain and feast your eyes on the sights and sounds of Heidelberg as you work your way through puzzles and clues on a unique, explorative scavenger hunt. Explore the city through 11 sealed and numbered envelopes containing riddles. See highlights like the Old Bridge along the way. Once you've booked the game box and it's arrived at your front door, you're ready to begin the scavenger hunt. Head out to Bismarckplatz and open the first envelope to begin your adventure. Then, follow the clues to find the next city sightseeing point. On the scavenger hunt, you'll see classic Heidelberg sights, including the Neckar, Philosophenweg, historic district, and Heidelberg Castle. If you like, try the cable railway to reach the castle and Königstuhl. Go at your own pace, stop for refreshments at a café, and resume when you're ready.

Heidelberg: Neckar River Boat Tour

10. Heidelberg: Neckar River Boat Tour

See Heidelberg from a different perspective as you set sail on the Neckar River. This unique cruise offers a nostalgic flair with the exclusive experience of sailing on one of two fully restored wooden sloops from the 1920s and 1930s. Let yourself be swept away with the romantic river views. Start out along the bank of the Neckar River in downtown Heidelberg. As you make your way to the piers, enjoy the charm of the wooden sloops, "Orso" and "Pulpito," extensively restored to provide you with a unique river cruising tour. After checking in with the crew, embark the boat. Set out with the breeze on your face and, if you prefer, a glass of fine wine in your hand. As you cruise along, your captain will offer up entertaining anecdotes about the enchanting city of Heidelberg. Seize the moment to sit back and relax while the city slips by. Before you conclude your tour, be sure to soak up the stunning views of Heidelberg Castle. Snap a photo in this picturesque setting and enjoy the ambience on board the historic wooden sloop.

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Olga told the story in a very interesting way, connected the story with anecdotes, so that it was a pleasure to listen to her. An exciting "journey" through Heidelberg!

Olaga was very open-minded and did a great job of explaining things. She has very good background knowledge of the history of the city of Heidelberg

Pointed out all the places we needed to know about and was flexible with our timing

The guide we very knowledgeable and explained the happenings perfectly

Very friendly guide, responded to our wishes. spoke clearly.