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Heidelberg - View from Heidelberg Castle, with Neckar River
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Heidelberg, a romantic town, lies on the river Neckar at the point where it leaves its narrow, steep valley in the Odenwald to flow into the Rhine valley. Heidelberg (Heidelberg vacation rentals | Heidelberg travel guide) is part of a densely populated region called Rhein-Neckar-Triangle. It attracts more than 3.5 million visitors every year. Many events are organized to increase the attraction. In spring, the
Heidelberger Frühling Classic Music Festival and the international easter egg market are conducted. In July and August there is a
Heidelberger Castle Festival (Student Prince and others) On the first Saturday in June and September, and the 2nd Saturday in July the castle and the old bridge are illuminated with lights and fireworks. The old town autumn festival in September includes a Medieval Market with 40 booths, an arts and crafts market, a flea market and music from Samba to Rock. During advent there is a Christmas market throughout the oldest part of the city.
Things to do
There is lots to see in Heidelberg. We recommend a day trip: Leave our apartment early, so that you arrive in the morning. You can start by visiting its old town and the famous castle (and the surrounding park where Goethe once walked). In the afternoon enjoy nice dinner in old town and stroll through the small streets.[ source: Wikipedia ]
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Heidelberg is a city in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. As of 2006, over 140000 people live within the city's 109 square kilometres (42 sq mi) area.
Official Heidelberg homepage. Lots of details and information about Heidelberg in Germany.
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