Heidelberg and Nuremberg Tour from Frankfurt

Summary

Enjoy a 1-hour drive south to Heidelberg, widely considered the most beautiful town in Germany, from Frankfurt on this full-day excursion. Heidelberg is Germany’s oldest and most famous university town — renowned for its baroque Old Town (aka Altstadt), beautiful riverside setting, and haunting hilltop Heidelberg Castle.  That’s where this tour begins, amidst the famous ruins of the Gothic landmark palace.  Heidelberg Castle was once one of the grandest palaces of the Renaissance era — and one of the most notable ensembles of buildings in the Holy Roman Empire. The ravages of war and the forces of nature rendered it a ruin, however. Explore the huge courtyard and ravaged yet magnificent terrace. Then visit the wine cellar to see the Heidelberg Tun, the largest wine barrel in the world. Then head to the oldest part of Heidelberg, the Altstadt, which extends along the Neckar River for one mile. Marvel at its Baroque and Renaissance architecture among the newer buildings, narrow streets, and market squares, like Marktplatz and the Kornmarkt.  This medieval Old Town region is full of arts, history, science, shopping, eating and relaxing. Some of the points of interest here include the Church of the Holy Spirit, the most famous church in Heidelberg; the Kurpfälzisches Museum (aka Palatinate Museum) of art and archeology; Synagogue Square, a memorial to a synagogue that was burned down by the Nazi party in 1938; the Karl Theodor Bridge, commonly known as the Old Bridge, which crosses the Neckar River; world-famous Heidelberg University, the oldest university in Germany and much more. From Heidelberg, it’s a 2-hour drive east to Nuremberg. Upon arrival, enjoy a walking tour through the city’s Old Town, admiring the beautiful timber-framed houses and cobblestone streets. Marvel at the massive City Walls of Old Town Nuremberg, which still run for approximately four kilometers.  Behind the walls, walk past the Craftsmen's Courtyard, where glass cutters, leather workers, gold and silversmiths, stained-glass painters and other artisans offer their wares for sale. See the gothic St. Lawrence Church, which was rebuilt after World War II; Nürnberger Christkindlesmarkt, Germany’s most famous Christmas market; plus Town Hall, German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer's house and the Imperial Castle courtyards, to name just some of the attractions. Along the way, learn about the history of this beautiful and prosperous city — as the center of the Holy Roman Empire, to the days of the German Renaissance, the Temple City of the Third Reich, and the home to both the Nazi rallies and Nuremberg Trials. See where German Emperors were crowned and where saints are buried. Find where the most famous and talented German artisans in history created their awe-inspiring works and where the colorful and lively markets have taken place for almost 700 years. Enjoy some free time to sightsee and grab a bite to eat before the return journey to Frankfurt.

Tour info

Duration
10 hours 30 minutes
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Why take this tour?

Visit the cities of Heidelberg and Nuremberg, two historical highlights of Germany, on a day trip from Frankfurt. The charming cities are rich with history and sights, and a guide will show off their best bits during walking tours. Visit the ruins of Heidelberg Castle; see sights like the Church of the Holy Spirit; and then learn about Nuremberg’s history on a stroll around its Old Town.

What’s included?

  • Professional guide

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Entry/Admission - Schloss Heidelberg

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Gratuities

  • Food and drinks

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Before you book

  • Duration: 10h 30m

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

3G RULE: Please take note all passengers to attempt this tour must hold the following documentation: - Proof of full vaccination or - Proof of recovery from COVID-19 or - Proof of a negativ COVID-19 Test result (not older than 24 hours) or PCR-Test (not older than 72 hours)

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Booked through their website. It was so awesome. George was our driver and showed us around. He was absolutely great and very informative. We felt like we learned so much about this beautiful place Frankfurt. We were on time for everything and he showed us some beautiful spots.

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