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  • Need help locating a castle/restaurant/hotel

    by Smn703 Online Now Jun 21, 2016 at 8:21 PM

    In 1999 I was in Heidelberg and we stayed at a hotel that was out in the woods a bit. On the way to the hotel in our tour bus, we passed a large field - I think it was a winery field as I remember rows of grapes or something and behind this, up on the hill from the crops, was a building that looked like an old castle. It had a tower and a wall and a few buildings. Later that night, upon closer inspection there was a patio that was obviously a casual restaurant and we learned that there were people living there - as a Bed and Breakfast or a hotel.

    I'm trying to find where this was.... because I'm going back now, 17 years later and I'd love to see it again... any ideas??? :(

    4 Answers Jun 22, 2016 at 2:52 AM
  • Travel around Heidelberg / Germany / Austria

    by ufalum Online Now Aug 18, 2015 at 11:06 AM

    Does anyone know what it would be like driving from Heidelberg to Salzburg, Austria for just a day or two? Also, are there any interesting WWII historical sites in proximity to Heidelberg - one daughter is a huge history buff. Only there for about 10 days and want to make the most of it. Right now, Heidelberg is the only place we are visiting after flying into Frankfurt. (This was originally posted in the wrong forum)

    12 Answers Aug 19, 2015 at 7:40 AM
  • one day in Heidelberg

    by GinnyC4 Online Now Apr 16, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    What would be the next must-see, after the castle, of course, if we only have one day/night in Heidelberg?

    6 Answers Apr 17, 2015 at 11:14 PM
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    Craft supplie stores in Heidelberg, Germany ?

    by solgud Online Now Oct 27, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    I am looking fore craft supplie stores in Heidelberg, Germany. And also looking for a bobbin lace supplie store. Hope someone can help me.

    4 Answers Oct 28, 2014 at 2:58 PM
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    What should we see in 3 hours in Heildberg on a moerning in December?

    by mrs51315131 Online Now Oct 4, 2014 at 11:53 AM

    Will be in Heildeburg for 3 hours in the morning in late December. My wife will be in a wheel chair. What are the must sees? Thanks.

    8 Answers Oct 5, 2014 at 9:51 PM
  • how do you get from main part of heidelburg to Thingstatte?

    by MargeGR Online Now Sep 1, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    how do you get from main part of heidelburg to Thingstatte?

    1 Answer Sep 1, 2014 at 6:56 PM
  • Best order to train from Frankfurt airport to Heidelburg, Worms, Speyer area then to Hanover?

    by MargeGR Online Now Sep 1, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    We are flying Amsterdam to Frankfurt arriving late morning. From the airport we want to train to Heidelburg, Speyer,and Worms area, then train to Hanover. hope to stay 3 maybe 4 days before Hanover. What's the best order to do this? looked at some train schedules, hoping someone on VT can offer advice.

    3 Answers Sep 1, 2014 at 10:02 PM
  • Euro rail advise

    by Hawaii0924 Online Now Aug 19, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    WHATS THE BEST WAY TO BOOK EURO RAIL TICKETS . traveling from Paris to Venice then to Munich in OCT

    7 Answers Aug 22, 2014 at 11:50 AM
  • Countryside around Heidelberg

    by s_david Online Now Feb 14, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Can any one let me know if there are any nice picturesque countryside drives around Heidelberg. What are the major sightseeing places around Heidelberg - am interested in medieval castles and idyllic countryside drives with stopovers in village 'inns' for wine/beer and food. I prefer holidays where I base myself in one place, soak up the feel of the place and make short trips around the base by train or road. This holiday I want to explore a bit of Germany so could someone please advise.

    6 Answers Feb 16, 2014 at 2:29 AM
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    Heidelberg or Trier?

    by v3tt3lWC Online Now Dec 20, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Trying to decide which one to stay at as both have great ratings and sights? Will be first time in Germany. Going to stay later in Luxembourg for the last 2 nights. Thank you.

    5 Answers Dec 20, 2013 at 11:01 PM
  • Suprise girlfriend in Heidelberg

    by fer01 Online Now Dec 8, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Could anyone give me a tip on how to surprise my girlfriend in Heidelberg? Maybe some restaurant or event/performance. I really really like her and want to do something nice with her. Please let me know!

    5 Answers Dec 9, 2013 at 11:09 PM
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    Military presence in Heidelberg

    by Drugness Online Now Oct 16, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    Hello all
    As I understand it, most US Army bases in the Heidelberg area have now been shut down. Is this correct?
    I was curious about the military hospital where General Patton died. This was located on a US Army base in Heidelberg and wondered if it was still operational.
    If there is still a lot of GI's around, then i'm guessing they frequent the local watering holes quite a lot!?
    Thanks again everyone :)

    1 Answer Oct 16, 2013 at 5:15 PM
  • Bus to Schweztigen from Heidleberg

    by pgegge Online Now Oct 6, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    How do I find places to catch such a bus, time schedule and cost?

    4 Answers Oct 6, 2013 at 11:02 PM
  • Heidelberg to Schweztingen Castle

    by pgegge Online Now Oct 6, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Does any one know how I get the information on bus stops, travel time and fares for this day trip?

    1 Answer Oct 6, 2013 at 11:05 PM
  • One Day or Two Days?

    by 1903spirit Online Now Jul 30, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Is one day enough to see the main attractions of Heidelberg or do you really need 2 days?

    4 Answers Jul 30, 2013 at 10:25 PM
  • heidelberg-regensburg

    by heiho Online Now Jul 30, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Hallo! ich würde gern ein günstigues ticket von heidelberg nach regensburg hin und rück fard buchen, wo könte ich es kaufen? und in regensburg wo gibt es billigue plätze zum schlafen? (sorry für mein schlestes deutsch) viele grüsse und danke!!!! :D

    4 Answers Jul 31, 2013 at 7:57 PM
  • Dialect in Heidelberg

    by olczi Online Now Jun 4, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Hi, I plan to come to Heidel to learn German. Is the Heidelberg dialect very differrnt from high German. It is very diffrent pronunciation or the diffrence are in words or something else ?Thanks in advance

    2 Answers Jun 4, 2013 at 11:35 AM
  • lerning German

    by olczi Online Now Jun 4, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    Hello, I want to go to Germany and learn German. I find quite interesting offer of german course - Summer German Course at University of Heidelberg. It is a good school or if anybody took already part in this course and can tell me something about that? It is worth coming to this University? Thanks a lot

    1 Answer Jun 4, 2013 at 1:58 PM
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    Breakfast place or Bakery near Hollander hof Hotel

    by AKHermit Online Now Sep 17, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    Is there a nice place to grap breakfast near the Hollander Hof hotel? We do not want to pay the expensive Hotel breakfast prices and are looking for something reasonable. Thanks.

    8 Answers Sep 18, 2012 at 8:40 AM
  • Heidelberg University

    by Arismou Online Now Jun 7, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    Will be visiting Frankfurt and Heidelberg end of July with family for holidays.
    My son wants to visit their medical school of both univerisities. Does anyone know if they organise visits during July?

    7 Answers Jun 8, 2012 at 1:26 AM
  • Neckar Valley or Baden baden Wurtemburg tickets for travel.

    by levlex Online Now Feb 5, 2012 at 4:59 AM

    Thanks everyone for your previous help.
    Have now booked 1 week in Neckar Valley near Heidleberg and 1 week in Feiburg, can anyone advise if the above tickets are worthwhile and what they actually offer. Mentioned before we are Aussies and have no idea how useful they will be but has been suggested we purchase them.

    2 Answers Feb 6, 2012 at 4:32 AM
  • Heidelberg to Strasbourg by boat - is it possible?

    by levlex Online Now Jan 27, 2012 at 5:19 AM

    2 Aussie adults would like to take a short cruise on Rhine river or Danube - approx 5-6 day. Must depart from Heidelberg area but arrival location is very flexible as long as we head in the France/Switzerland direction. Does anyone know if there are short cruises available OR are there day cruises?
    We have 1 week to fill in before heading towards Laussaune in Switzerland and just cannot decide what to do. Our interests are walking, historic buildings, history, nature.

    6 Answers Jan 27, 2012 at 8:55 PM
  • Accomodation in Neckargemund or Weinheim

    by levlex Online Now Jan 12, 2012 at 5:38 AM

    Help Please!! I know this is the Heidelberg forum but these 2 towns are nearby, previously on this site advice was given suggesting accomodation websites, have tried Hotel Kredell and Die Dependance thru google and CANNOT GET INFO IN ENGLISH, if anyone can help it would be appreciated.
    If not any suggestions for accom in Neckargemund or Weinheim as we have a week to explore Neckar valley and surrounding areas, in English, would be appreciated - prefer self catering or B & B.
    Really great advice on this website.... thanks

    3 Answers Jan 12, 2012 at 7:12 AM
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    Six hours in Heidelberg

    by ettiewyn Online Now Jul 11, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Hi VTers!

    Very suddenly a one day trip to Heidelberg came up, I'm going there next week on a uni field trip. We will go to the library at first to see a medieval manuscript and then I will have about six hours until my train leaves from the train station (everybody is free to organise the homejourney by him/herself).
    I have a guidebook which tells me about Heidelberg, but I am a bit at a loss. Can you give suggestion of an itinerary that does give me a chance to see something of the town in such a short time? My family loves the castle but I'm not sure if it's reasonable to go there.

    Thanks a lot!

    9 Answers Jul 12, 2011 at 3:38 AM
  • Can someone identify this building, possible in 1938 Heidelberg?

    by dixie999 Online Now Jun 7, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    I am transcribing my Aunt's Trip diary. She toured Europe, including Germany, in 1938. This photo (of her and her traveling companion) is in her scrapbook. I think it is in Heidelberg, but just not sure. Here is a link to my photo

    If not that city, do you know what other city,or what the building is called?
    Thanks very kindly for any info. Kathy

    5 Answers Jun 7, 2011 at 11:01 PM
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    Frankfurt to Heidelberg on a Sunday night

    by lucy321 Online Now Apr 19, 2011 at 11:15 PM

    Hi everyone,

    I'm arriving in Frankfurt (from Australia) on Sunday 12 June. My flight gets in at 1920. I was thinking of spending a couple of nights in Heidelberg to start my 5 week holiday in Germany.

    My question is, is it easy to hop on a train at the International airport when I arrive, and get down to Heidelberg on a Sunday evening, or should I stay the first night in Frankfurt?

    I was thinking of booking at the Goldener Falke which I saw recommended on this forum. But I don't want to arrive too late to check in ...

    Thanks in advance for any advice!


    12 Answers Jul 10, 2011 at 5:09 AM
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    Heidelberg to Strsabourg by bus or train

    by happytogo Online Now Jan 7, 2011 at 9:10 AM

    Dear VT friends,

    Is there any bus service between heidelberg and Strasbourg? What's the fair?
    Is it better to travel by bus or by train? some of the factors in deciding this are frequency, Price, convenience.....


    5 Answers Jan 22, 2011 at 7:33 AM
  • Any Organized Pub Crawl?

    by itbechill Online Now Aug 31, 2010 at 2:12 PM

    We're coming in for a night in Heidelberg, and are looking for an organized pub crawl group or even some locals who wouldn't mind some free drinks/food for taking us around to the best pubs/bar/clubs/breweries. We're both in our mid 20s and would ideally like to find something that caters to that age range.
    Any help is appreciated.

    2 Answers Aug 31, 2010 at 11:32 PM
  • Heilelberg accommodation for two adults and a 14y.o. near station - possible or not

    by brodieboy Online Now Aug 10, 2010 at 4:09 AM

    Hi we would like to spend 2-3 nights in Heilelberg to commence our tpip through the Black Forrest.

    6 Answers Aug 10, 2010 at 2:43 PM
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    Heidelberg to Frnkfurt and sttutgart transportation

    by happytogo Online Now Aug 4, 2010 at 8:22 AM

    Dear VT members,

    I'm supposed to be in Germany for three weeks this coming October. I"ll be staying in Heidelberg (to be more precise, in Edingen Neckarhausen).
    I am wondering if someone can help me with public transportation (Trams, Buses, Trains)from Heidelberg to Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Mannheim...
    What lines should I board (No.?)and the fairs. Is there a weekly pass or a bi-weekly one? and the price for those passes

    Thanks a milion

    5 Answers Aug 5, 2010 at 5:40 AM