Special Heppenheim (Bergstrasse) Travel Tips by Bettina Kraft
Why I like Heppenheim (Bergstrasse): Located on the edge of the Odenwald, Heppenheim (Bergstraße) is the seat of the Bergstraße district in Hesse. Heppenheim lies almost halfway between Heidelberg and Darmstadt in southern Hesse near the boundary with Baden-Württemberg. The town is romantically set among scenic vineyards below the medieval Starkenburg (castle). Besides the castle, another historic site of note is St. Peter's Church, the "Cathedral of the Bergstraße." Heppenheim has at its disposal a largely preserved, self-contained, picturesque Old Town core. The Old Town is characterized by timber-frame houses, dating back mostly to the early decades after Heppenheim's destruction in 1693 during the Nine Years' War.
These Heppenheim (Bergstrasse) travel tips are compiled by Bettina Kraft. Bettina likes to help visitors from all over the world to experience Germany in a different, more personal way, and make it easy for them to do so by providing detailed travel tips and advise.
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There is unfortunately a lot of scam and fraud on the Internet today and we read sad stories about families who booked a cheap apartment on a rental site only to find out later when they arrived that this apartment did not even exist! Therefore when you see our LLAG quality seal next to an apartment listing that means that we have verified and approved this particular apartment and you can be assured that this is a good choice when booking this one.
Of course, given our large selection of vacation rentals in Germany, Austria and Switzerland we cannot personally inspect every one of them. However, here is what we do to to ensure overall high quality and minimze the risk of fraud:
First, we are very selective and don't accept apartments of poor quality based on submitted description and photos.
We verify the owner's address, require a web site, and a valid phone number. With many of our property owners we talk with them over the phone on a daily basis and we have built up with them a strong business relationship over the years.
If we experience communication issues with a property owner, e.g. they respond too slowly to inquiries or customer requests, we investigate and possibly cancel our business relationship with that owner. Reason is if we are not able to successfully communicate with an owner, how can we expect that it should work out with a potential tenant?
We have a very high customer satisfaction rate (please read our customer testimonials.) However, if a customer reports issues we also immediately investigate. In case of incidents where we believe the quality and overall service of an apartment is no longer up to our standards we also remove that one from our site quickly.
Those quality measures helped us in the past to successfully protect our customers when booking a rental through us. Look for the LLAG quality seal that indicates that we have approved and verified that apartment.