The old town, in German Altstadt, is long and narrow and is dominated by Heidelberg Castle which perches 80 metres above the Neckar on the steep, wooded hill of the Königstuhl (Kingschair, throne) mountain with the TV Tower, surrounded by a park where the famous poet J.W. Goethe once walked.
Heidelberg is a vibrant mixture of tradition and modernity. In the past it has been a centre for both science and the arts and today this tradition is carried on with many research centres located in or around the city.
Unfortunately I was not very lucky when taking the photos. It was raining almost the whole day...
The twenty closest neighbours in the database:
Ladenburg (Germany) (10 km), Schwetzingen (Germany) (10 km), Mannheim (Germany) (19 km), Technik-Museum Speyer (21 km), Sinsheim (Germany) (22 km), Speyer (Germany) (22 km), Bad Dürkheim (Germany) (39 km), Karlsruhe (Germany) (49 km), Darmstadt (Germany) (51 km), Ludwigsburg (Germany) (67 km), Frankfurt Airport (70 km), Aschaffenburg (Germany) (70 km), Mainz (Germany) (72 km), Helicopter flight over Frankfurt (77 km), International Motor Show (IAA) (78 km), Frankfurt (Germany) (79 km), Alzenau (Germany) (79 km), Hanau (Germany) (82 km), Eberbach Abbey (85 km), Rüdesheim am Main (Germany) (85 km)