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Guided tour of Heidelberg and its castle (outdoor)

# Trip

Guided tour of Heidelberg and its castle (outdoor)

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We'll leave by coach from Mannheim to Heidelberg. Its unique charm comes from the harmonious combination of romanticism, dynamism, legend and modernity. We'll take a guided tour of the outsides of the Heidelberg Castle on foot. It is partially in ruins, and as such has inspired generations of painters and poets ever since the 18th century. They perceived the damaged castle as a testimony to the grandeur and decadence of human creations. Goethe, Hölderlin, Uhland and Eichendorff celebrated the landscape surrounding the castle while many others took it as a model itself. Don't miss the geometric terraces of the Palatinate gardens, once considered the "8th world wonder”. The gardens' architect, Salomon de Caus, wanted to recreate the harmony with which city, river and hills all around intertwined. After this guided tour, you will take the coach down into the Neckarmünzplatz in the old historic city center for a guided tour on foot. You will admire the Saint-Esprit Church (exterior view) and will have some free time for shopping before taking the coach back to the boat. On the way back you will go through the city center of Mannheim, where you will find the boat.


Duration : approx. 4:15

  • Good walking shoes are recommended.
  • The access to the castle needs to climb up a 300m gradient.
  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.
  • These excursions are not proposed for all the cruises and depend on the itinerary.
  • If the minimum of 25 participants is not reached, the excursion may be either cancelled or proposed at another rate, depending on the number of participants (to be paid for on board).
  • The excursions on the first evening and the morning following boarding are only guaranteed for the passengers who have booked the excursion before the cruise.


This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

Rhineland ChristmasThe Wild Rhine (port-to-port cruise)

Next departure: 23/12/2018


Join us for a magical cruise on the Upper Rhine where you can celebrate Christmas and discover new traditions. Be carried away by the warm and festive atmosphere of the famous Christmas markets in Strasbourg and Colmar. You can also attend the Christmas Mass in Breisach after an exciting Christmas eve dinner.

3 Days
Departure 23/12/2018
Arrival 25/12/2018
Ship : MS Beethoven Anchors : 4
Departure 23/12/2018
Arrival 25/12/2018
Ship : MS Mona Lisa Anchors : 4

* Price based on double occupancy

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