Hercules Statue, Heidelberg

Hercules Statue, Heidelberg: Our most recommended tours and activities

Heidelberg: Night Watchman Historic Adventure Tour

1. Heidelberg: Night Watchman Historic Adventure Tour

Learn all about the lives of those on the outside of society with this interactive historical adventure tour through scenic Heidelberg. Take in the City Hall, Korn Market, and all the key sights as you go. Meet your Night Watchman at Hercules fountain in the Market Square to begin your tour of Heidelberg from below. Hear stories from Medieval history as you pass by the landmarks like the Korn Market Madonna, the Palais Prinz Carl, and the Palais Graimberg. Pause at Karl Square and admire the ruins of the city's old castle. Stroll through old small streets and paths with your guide including Eselspfad, Leyergasse, Semmelgasse, and Steingasse. Stop at the 18th-century Holländer Hof and learn about the fate of those living outside the city walls. Admire the iconic old town bridge as you immerse yourself in old Heidelberg in the company of your Night Watchman.

Heidelberg: entertaining guided tour to old town highlights

2. Heidelberg: entertaining guided tour to old town highlights

Discover one of the most romantic cities in Germany on this guided walking tour. Stroll through the winding streets of the beautiful Old Town and be entertained by the stories behind the historical buildings. Find out where famous visitors found inspiration in the city on the Neckar River.  Start your tour of Heidelberg with the statue of Hercules in front of the town hall and find out what brought the Greek hero to the city of German romance. Wander through the charming small streets of Heidelberg's Old Town which still bears witness to the medieval layout of the city.  Find out which house was the only one that survived the great city fire of 1693 and what connection the French poet Victor Hugo had to the Renaissance building. Learn how the picturesque city cast its spell on famous wordsmiths and artists including Goethe, Heinrich Heine, Mark Twain and Turner.

Heidelberg: Torchlight Tour with a Night Watchman

3. Heidelberg: Torchlight Tour with a Night Watchman

Discover Heidelberg by night as your Night Watchman leads you through the medieval alleyways of the old town. Light up your torch and experience Heidelberg as its inhabitants did hundreds of years ago. Start your tour from the Market Square by the Hercules Fountain. Pass by the city hall, the Korn Market, Palais Prinz Carl, and Palais Graimberg. Make your way to Karl Square to take in the views of the ruins of the old castle. Wander through many of the old streets and paths, such as Burgweg, Ingrimstreet, Mittelbadgasse, and Steingasse. Have a glimpse at the Haspelgasse, also known as "The Bermuda Triangle", where most of the town's bars can be found. Finally, end your tour at the Old Town Bridge.

Self-guided city rally / scavenger hunt Heidelberg in German

4. Self-guided city rally / scavenger hunt Heidelberg in German

Explore Heidelberg while playing the city rally "Der Narr". Solve puzzles at famous sights in the exciting story about court dwarf Perkeo and win the game. As soon as you book the game, we will send you all the necessary information by e-mail. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: - Difficulty level: easy to medium - also suitable for families with children - Duration: 2 to 3 hours - Language: German (English version is offered separately) - Tickets: You only need to buy 1 ticket per group (1-6 people) - Each group will play with 1 device. For groups of more than 6 people you can buy 2 or more tickets. - You can book in advance or also spontaneously. - You can start whenever you want. Visit the starting point in front of the House to the Giant (in the Old Town), open the link from your confirmation email with your smartphone or tablet, log in with your data and start playing right away. You will first be introduced to the story of court dwarf Perkeo: 1725 in Heidelberg: the court dwarf Perkeo is in turmoil. The Elector has given him the important task of guarding the Great Barrel in the castle. And much more: he is to ensure that not a drop of wine is lost! But now the unbelievable has happened! The barrel is leaking! This almost drives the short but extremely hard-drinking court jester out of his mind! Will you be able to help him get the barrel repaired as quickly as possible? Work in a team (2-6 people per group) to solve the case. You are more than 6 people? Then we recommend splitting up into several small groups, because otherwise experience shows that not everyone is well integrated into the game. You can also test which group is the fastest! Riddle your way from station to station along this story with the help of our city map. Solve the puzzles at the most beautiful sights of Heidelberg and at important points. It is part of the game to guess the individual stations of the city rally. They are therefore not listed here. You have to look for clues at the stations to solve the puzzles. In this game, the focus is on the story and the puzzles, not on details about the historical history of the sights and the city. Move at your own pace and take a break whenever you want. The duration is about 2 to 3 hours time. The end is in the Old Town of Heidelberg near the Heidelberg Castle Visitor Centre.

Heidelberg Private Tour with a Certified Guide

5. Heidelberg Private Tour with a Certified Guide

As a tour guide, I know many reasons why you should visit Heidelberg, a picturesque city in southwestern Germany. To mention a few: Its Stunning scenery. Heidelberg is situated in the Neckar River Valley, surrounded by rolling hills, verdant forests, and beautiful vineyards. The city itself is also incredibly scenic, with its historic Old Town, picturesque bridges, and towering castle. Its rich history: Heidelberg has a long and fascinating history, dating back over 800 years. The city was an important center of learning during the Renaissance, and today is home to Germany's oldest university. You can explore the city's past through its many historic landmarks and museums. Its romantic atmosphere: Heidelberg is often regarded as one of Germany's most romantic cities. Its winding cobblestone streets, cozy cafes, and stunning views make it the perfect place for a romantic getaway or a peaceful retreat. Its delicious food & drinks: Heidelberg is known for its great cuisine, with many local specialties! Total Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Herkulesbrunnen Heidelberg, Kornmarkt, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg Germany, 5 minutes Market Square (Marktplatz), Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg Germany, 5 minutes Church of the Holy Ghost (Heiliggeistkirche), Marktpl., 69115 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg Germany, 5 minutes Carl's Square (Karlsplatz), Karlsplatz 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg Germany, pass by without stopping Kornmarkt, Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg Germany, 5 minutes Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), Am Hackteufel, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg Germany, 10 minutes Hotel Zum Ritter, Hauptstr. 178, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg Germany, 8 minutes Bruckenaffe, Neckarstaden 66, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg Germany, 5 minutes Jesuitenkirche, Merianstr. 2 Close to Old University, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg Germany, 10 minutes New University (Neue Universitat), Grabengasse 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg Germany, 20 minutes Studentenkarzer, Augustinergasse 2, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg Germany, pass by without stopping Of course, you can also adjust the tour according to your interests. Feel free to communicate anything you would like to visit.

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Hercules Statue, Heidelberg: Our most recommended tours and activities

Heidelberg: Night Watchman Historic Adventure Tour

Heidelberg: Night Watchman Historic Adventure Tour

Learn all about the lives of those on the outside of society with this interactive historical adventure tour through scenic Heidelberg. Take in the City Hall, Korn Market, and all the key sights as you go. Meet your Night Watchman at Hercules fountain in the Market Square to begin your tour of Heidelberg from below. Hear stories from Medieval history as you pass by the landmarks like the Korn Market Madonna, the Palais Prinz Carl, and the Palais Graimberg. Pause at Karl Square and admire the ruins of the city's old castle. Stroll through old small streets and paths with your guide including Eselspfad, Leyergasse, Semmelgasse, and Steingasse. Stop at the 18th-century Holländer Hof and learn about the fate of those living outside the city walls. Admire the iconic old town bridge as you immerse yourself in old Heidelberg in the company of your Night Watchman.

Heidelberg: entertaining guided tour to old town highlights

Heidelberg: entertaining guided tour to old town highlights

Discover one of the most romantic cities in Germany on this guided walking tour. Stroll through the winding streets of the beautiful Old Town and be entertained by the stories behind the historical buildings. Find out where famous visitors found inspiration in the city on the Neckar River.  Start your tour of Heidelberg with the statue of Hercules in front of the town hall and find out what brought the Greek hero to the city of German romance. Wander through the charming small streets of Heidelberg's Old Town which still bears witness to the medieval layout of the city.  Find out which house was the only one that survived the great city fire of 1693 and what connection the French poet Victor Hugo had to the Renaissance building. Learn how the picturesque city cast its spell on famous wordsmiths and artists including Goethe, Heinrich Heine, Mark Twain and Turner.

Heidelberg: Torchlight Tour with a Night Watchman

Heidelberg: Torchlight Tour with a Night Watchman

Discover Heidelberg by night as your Night Watchman leads you through the medieval alleyways of the old town. Light up your torch and experience Heidelberg as its inhabitants did hundreds of years ago. Start your tour from the Market Square by the Hercules Fountain. Pass by the city hall, the Korn Market, Palais Prinz Carl, and Palais Graimberg. Make your way to Karl Square to take in the views of the ruins of the old castle. Wander through many of the old streets and paths, such as Burgweg, Ingrimstreet, Mittelbadgasse, and Steingasse. Have a glimpse at the Haspelgasse, also known as "The Bermuda Triangle", where most of the town's bars can be found. Finally, end your tour at the Old Town Bridge.

Self-guided city rally / scavenger hunt Heidelberg in German

Self-guided city rally / scavenger hunt Heidelberg in German

Explore Heidelberg while playing the city rally "Der Narr". Solve puzzles at famous sights in the exciting story about court dwarf Perkeo and win the game. As soon as you book the game, we will send you all the necessary information by e-mail. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: - Difficulty level: easy to medium - also suitable for families with children - Duration: 2 to 3 hours - Language: German (English version is offered separately) - Tickets: You only need to buy 1 ticket per group (1-6 people) - Each group will play with 1 device. For groups of more than 6 people you can buy 2 or more tickets. - You can book in advance or also spontaneously. - You can start whenever you want. Visit the starting point in front of the House to the Giant (in the Old Town), open the link from your confirmation email with your smartphone or tablet, log in with your data and start playing right away. You will first be introduced to the story of court dwarf Perkeo: 1725 in Heidelberg: the court dwarf Perkeo is in turmoil. The Elector has given him the important task of guarding the Great Barrel in the castle. And much more: he is to ensure that not a drop of wine is lost! But now the unbelievable has happened! The barrel is leaking! This almost drives the short but extremely hard-drinking court jester out of his mind! Will you be able to help him get the barrel repaired as quickly as possible? Work in a team (2-6 people per group) to solve the case. You are more than 6 people? Then we recommend splitting up into several small groups, because otherwise experience shows that not everyone is well integrated into the game. You can also test which group is the fastest! Riddle your way from station to station along this story with the help of our city map. Solve the puzzles at the most beautiful sights of Heidelberg and at important points. It is part of the game to guess the individual stations of the city rally. They are therefore not listed here. You have to look for clues at the stations to solve the puzzles. In this game, the focus is on the story and the puzzles, not on details about the historical history of the sights and the city. Move at your own pace and take a break whenever you want. The duration is about 2 to 3 hours time. The end is in the Old Town of Heidelberg near the Heidelberg Castle Visitor Centre.

Heidelberg Private Tour with a Certified Guide

Heidelberg Private Tour with a Certified Guide

As a tour guide, I know many reasons why you should visit Heidelberg, a picturesque city in southwestern Germany. To mention a few: Its Stunning scenery. Heidelberg is situated in the Neckar River Valley, surrounded by rolling hills, verdant forests, and beautiful vineyards. The city itself is also incredibly scenic, with its historic Old Town, picturesque bridges, and towering castle. Its rich history: Heidelberg has a long and fascinating history, dating back over 800 years. The city was an important center of learning during the Renaissance, and today is home to Germany's oldest university. You can explore the city's past through its many historic landmarks and museums. Its romantic atmosphere: Heidelberg is often regarded as one of Germany's most romantic cities. Its winding cobblestone streets, cozy cafes, and stunning views make it the perfect place for a romantic getaway or a peaceful retreat. Its delicious food & drinks: Heidelberg is known for its great cuisine, with many local specialties! Total Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Herkulesbrunnen Heidelberg, Kornmarkt, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg Germany, 5 minutes Market Square (Marktplatz), Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg Germany, 5 minutes Church of the Holy Ghost (Heiliggeistkirche), Marktpl., 69115 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg Germany, 5 minutes Carl's Square (Karlsplatz), Karlsplatz 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg Germany, pass by without stopping Kornmarkt, Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg Germany, 5 minutes Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), Am Hackteufel, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg Germany, 10 minutes Hotel Zum Ritter, Hauptstr. 178, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg Germany, 8 minutes Bruckenaffe, Neckarstaden 66, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg Germany, 5 minutes Jesuitenkirche, Merianstr. 2 Close to Old University, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg Germany, 10 minutes New University (Neue Universitat), Grabengasse 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg Germany, 20 minutes Studentenkarzer, Augustinergasse 2, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg Germany, pass by without stopping Of course, you can also adjust the tour according to your interests. Feel free to communicate anything you would like to visit.

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What people are saying about Hercules Statue, Heidelberg

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4.8
(140 reviews)

very good. The guide was difficult to understand because there were constant disturbances from cars, motorcycles and passers-by. But that is a fundamental problem in the city.

The tour was very nice with almost summer temperatures. We had an Italian guest with us who didn't know Heidelberg yet. He was very enthusiastic.

The night watchman really knew an incredible amount about Heidelberg and the history of the Electors…

Very interesting, funny and authentic. We could have listened to it for much longer :)

It was really exciting and informative. Great tour! Thank you very much!