Enjoy your stay in Heidelberg with all the trimmings.
When you check in to the acor Boutique Hotel, you will be close to everything your heart desires: cozy restaurants and cafés just around the corner, the many small shops and boutiques in Heidelberg’s Old Town and, of course, other shopping opportunities in Europe’s longest pedestrian zone. You’ll find everything you need for a great Heidelberg experience here.
We will be happy to recommend the nearby culinary options or current events in the city to ensure your maximum enjoyment during your stay. Ask us about it when you stay with us!
Have you already experienced the Heidelberg feeling?
Heidelberg is a very special city and the great thing is: You can explore the city from a very special hotel. As soon as you check in to the acor Boutique Hotel, you will quickly see what our rooms have in common with Heidelberg: Each hotel room is a feast for the eyes and is worth seeing simply because of its unmistakable style.
But of course, you don’t just visit Heidelberg for a nice hotel room (or do you?), but because of the other attractions such as the Castle, the Old Bridge or the romantic Old Town. Together, all these magical places create that feeling that inevitably arises when you visit the city: the Heidelberg feeling. Something that Goethe and Hölderlin long ago enthused about.
Look forward to your personal Heidelberg experience!
Great poets and thinkers fell in love with the romantic city on the river Neckar centuries ago. The city had something special, even back then. Today, Heidelberg is even considered one of the most popular cities in Germany. The city on the beautiful Neckar River fascinates millions of guests every year and offers something for everyone to discover and experience. On the one hand, the venerable university town exudes an atmosphere of pure romance – but Heidelberg is also a modern, vibrant metropolis characterized by cosmopolitanism and international charm.
Here you can feel it clearly: the Heidelberg feeling.
These are our top three recommendations for an unforgettable Heidelberg feeling:
It epitomizes German romanticism and for millions of Heidelberg visitors every year, it is the attraction par excellence: You simply have to see Heidelberg Castle, you have to stroll through the extensive castle courtyard and sit in the famous “Heidelberger Fass” one time.
Heidelberg Castle towers majestically above the roofs of the Old Town. It is easy to walk there from the Old Town or to reach it via the tradition-steeped Heidelberg Bergbahn (mountain railroad). From the Kornmarkt valley station, the mountain railroad runs to the castle and then continues via the Molkenkur station on to Königstuhl .
The Old Bridge
The Old Bridge was built in the 19th century from Neckar Valley sandstone. It is a grandiose example of classical bridge architecture in stone and it connects the Old Town with the banks of the Neckar at the eastern end of the Neuenheim district. On the city side, one part of the former city wall, the medieval bridge gate, is still preserved (the bridge itself was blown up in the last days of the war in 1945 and rebuilt in 1946–47).
Not only can you cross the Neckar on the Old Bridge, you can also discover some special features: for example, the sculptures by Konrad Linck, one of which represents the Roman goddess Minerva. Another special treat is certainly the Brückenaffe (Bridge Monkey), which was mentioned in the history of Heidelberg as early as the15th century. It is no longer in its original form, but as a 1979 bronze sculpture. However, this does not detract from the bridge monkey’s whimsical charm.
Philosophenweg — the philosopher’s trail
The Philosopher‘s Trail with the Hölderlin complex and a breathtaking view of the castle, Old Town and Neckar river is an absolute must on any stay in Heidelberg. From here, at the southern end of the Heiligenberg, you have the famous view of the city as known from the postcards. And you can not only enjoy the view here, but also unique natural surroundings: The Philosopher’s Trail is one of the warmest places in Germany — exotic plants such as cypress trees, Portuguese cherry trees, Spanish broom, as well as palms and pine trees. Even pomegranates, lemons and bamboos are found here.
The “zur Herrenmühle” Restaurant
A fine restaurant serving local meat and fish dishes in a rustical building with a terrace – located in the extended pedestrian zone. It enjoys a legendary reputation among gourmets!
Hans Hirsch’s Kurpfalzbräu
The Kurpfalzbräu brings a relaxed and rustic beer garden atmosphere to Heidelberg’s Old Town with selected types of beer and hearty dishes. We feel: be sure to drop in.
Scharff’s Schlossweinstube wine bar in the Heidelberg Castle
The gourmet restaurant situated directly in the Heidelberg Castle offers creative gourmet menus in a classically elegant setting. Our tip: be sure to combine it with a mandatory visit to the Castle.
Would you like to go on a journey of discovery through Heidelberg even more?
Perhaps it is the sites described here that make the city on the Neckar is so famous. Yet of course, there is much more to discover in Heidelberg: very special places that have what it takes to become your own favorites.
Let yourself be inspired by the following impressions and take part on a journey of discovery yourself: