Every tourist destination has it’s attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary’s gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you to consider adding this particular place to your itinerary. The entire series is being categorized under the heading, “Spotlights.” You may find more about these locations in the archives of this website, under headings such as, “Great Places,” “Things to Do in,” “Best of,” “Top 10” and “Places of a Lifetime.” In addition, there may be “Walking Tours” of these places available for purchase on the website for the low price of $1.49 each.
Heidelberg lies along the Neckar River, in western-central Germany. It is typically associated with the old and prestigious university that bears its name. It Old Town is enchanting and pleasant to stroll through. Spend some time in this medieval city for at least the following reasons:
1. Karl’s Gate is a triumphal arch leading into the Old Town.
2. Heidelberg Castle looms, in ruin, over the city.
3. The Old Stone Bridge spans the Neckar River, at the entrance to the Old Town.