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Highlights Heidelberg

  • Diverse cultural offer
  • Full to bursting calendar of events
  • Ideal spot for hikers
  • Heidelberg Castle

Best Vacation Rentals in Heidelberg

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Altstadt (heidelberg), Heidelberg
Vacation Rental • 1292 ft² • 5 Bedrooms
5.0
(2 reviews)
100sqm guest apartment with view to the river Neckar, top yet quiet location in the mezzanine floor of a 2018 renovated, listed, private property, formerly "Schönberger Hof Hotel". Large bedroom with double bed, a single bed and attached bathroom. Separate dining room with fully equipped kitchen: hob (induction), oven, fridge freezer, capsule coffee machine, kettle, toaster, blender and kitchen utensils, dishes, cleaning products, washing powder, washing machine and dryer. Spacious living room with 2 extra sofa beds (2 single beds) and flat-screen TV. Baby cots, high chairs and strollers ar...
from $364 / night
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Altstadt (heidelberg), Heidelberg
Vacation Rental • 377 ft² • 3 Bedrooms
5.0
(3 reviews)
Situated in absolute top location, on the Neckar, opposite the Heidelberg Stadthalle / Kongresshaus, our 35sqm studio apartments are located in the courtyard of a renovated 2018 listed property (formerly "Schönberger Hof Hotel"). Both apartments are located on the mezzanine floor (elevated ground floor) with view to the courtyard. A shared balcony leads to the separate entrance of both studios.Each studio has a double bed, a flat-screen TV and a large closet. In addition, they have a fully equipped kitchenette: hotplate (induction), oven, fridge with freezer, coffee machine, kettle and kitc...
from $138 / night
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Neuenheim (heidelberg), Heidelberg
Vacation Rental • 753 ft² • 1 Bedroom
4.7
(31 reviews)
The apartment is located in the exclusive district of New Home. New home is characterized by numerous late nineteenth villas and apartment buildings from the time of the turn of the century (1900). The location offers good transport links to the city center and all events, attractions and also to the hospital on the campus. Around the Neuenheimer marketplace there are numerous restaurants and cafes. Market time is always on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The Neuenheimer market is one of the most beautiful and charming farmer's markets around Heidelberg. All kinds of shops are also accessible on ...
from $155 / night

Prices and availability

Vacation rental prices Heidelberg

$160for 3 Dec - 10 Dec
$167 annual average
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Vacation rentals availability Heidelberg

40%for 3 Dec - 10 Dec
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Vacation rentals in Heidelberg

A holiday apartment in the historical centre


The picturesque student city of Heidelberg has been attracting tourists for centuries, which is why it is not surprising that there are countless holiday accommodations in all price segments. You will live in the historic centre of Heidelberg, north and south of the banks of the Neckar River, close to the Kurfürsten complex and Ladenburger Straße. On site you can enjoy the charm of the modernly furnished holiday apartments, which are located in the midst of numerous Art Nouveau buildings.
Sights such as the Heidelberg Castle, the Packaging Museum and the Kurpfälzische Museum are just a few minutes walk away, as are the many quaint beer cellars and restaurants. Thanks to the dense bus and train network, it is also not far from your vacation rental in the centre to the nearest public transport station, from where you can also reach more distant destinations comfortably without a car.

A vacation rental on the edge of Heidelberg


If you prefer a more quiet location, a cosy apartment or vacation rental on the outskirts of town or in the Heidelberg countryside is just the thing. You will find what you are looking for, especially in the Kirchheim, Rohrbach and Boxberg districts in the south and in Eppelheim in the west. Would you rather move into a vacation rental with a direct view of the picturesque Neckar? Then you should take a look around in the Ziegelhausen district to the east.
There you have the choice between well-equipped apartments directly on the banks of the Neckar river and holiday accommodations that nestle against the green hills and offer a wonderful view of the valley from their balconies and terraces. Thanks to the S-Bahn station only a few hundred metres away, you can also reach the centre from there within a few minutes.

Vacation in Heidelberg

Travelers and Activities

Heidelberg for hikers


Its location between the Odenwald forest and the Upper Rhine plain makes the city of Heidelberg a popular destination for hikers. In addition to the obligatory tour of the old town, you should always visit the so-called Philosopher's Path. This will take you from the Old Bridge on the Schlangenweg over numerous steps to viewpoints where you can enjoy the unique panorama of the old town and the castle ruins while letting your gaze wander to the Königsstuhl.
Alternatively, an excursion to the Königsstuhl or a hike on the 126-kilometre-long Neckarsteig is a good choice. Here, too, there are sections that are particularly suitable for families with children, so the best way to find out is to visit the local tourist information office.

Heidelberg for culture lovers


Heidelberg is so rich in cultural sights that it takes almost two holidays before you have seen everything that is famous and famous. From Heidelberg Castle, the city's landmark, to the baroque Old Town and the world-famous Neckar Bridge, to historically significant buildings such as the Heiliggeistkirche, Palais Weimar and Wormser Hof, Heidelberg has a lot to offer.
Very interesting is also a trip to the Old University, which was already built in the early 18th century. The cultural offerings are rounded off by a wide range of museums, such as the Heidelberg Art Museum, the Kurpfälzische Museum, the publicly accessible thematic collections of the University and the Heidelberg Zoo.

Heidelberg Old Town from above
Heidelberg Old Town from above

Things to know

Best travel time

Due to the rich cultural offer and the numerous sights Heidelberg is basically worth a trip all year round. However, the best time to travel is between May and September, when mild temperatures and up to seven hours of sunshine a day are tempting. Especially for June, July and August you should book your apartment in Heidelberg as early as possible due to the high demand.

Regular events


The packed programme of events in Heidelberg begins in March with the Heidelberger Frühling, a festival for contemporary and classical music featuring numerous international artists. The Heidelberg Marathon in April, the Queer Festival and the Heidelberg Rowing Regatta in May and the Theatre Marathon in June, which transforms the city's public squares into a single open-air stage, will continue.
In the summer, the Heidelberg Castle Festival, the HeidelbergMan Triathlon and the regular fireworks events, which illuminate the castle and the historic Neckar Bridge in a fascinating light, are alluring attractions. With the Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg in November another highlight awaits.

The Hollywood actor Michael Fassbender, who is known from films such as Assassins Creed, X-Men and Prometheus, was born in Heidelberg.

Top 5 travel tips

Kornmarktplatz in Heidelberg
Kornmarktplatz in Heidelberg
1. A look at the stars

Young and old researchers are drawn to the observatory of the University of Heidelberg, which rises on the western summit of the Königsstuhl. Take part in a guided tour and be initiated into the secrets of astronomy by the expert personnel.

2. Immerse yourself in the nightlife of Heidelberg

As a classic student city, which has also had a student tradition including fraternities for several centuries, Heidelberg does not let itself be lumped in terms of afterlife. You like rock music and absinthe? Then the "Sonderbar" is exactly the right thing for you. Or do you like it more sociable? Then you should pay a visit to the numerous traditional pubs around the Heiliggeistkirche. Very recommendable are the "Destille", the "Weinloch" as well as the "Karl" in the Lauerstraße.

3. To visit the Ethnological Museum

In the rooms of the Palais Weimar, not far from your vacation rental in the centre, you will find the Ethnological Museum, where you can learn all kinds of interesting facts about everyday life, the culture and religion of selected peoples from Asia, Africa and Oceania. One of the highlights is the permanent exhibition on the culture of the Asmat people from Western Guinea.

4. By ship through the Neckar valley

From no other perspective can you experience the Heidelberg city panorama as impressively as from the water. Board one of the excursion boats and go on a day trip on the route between Heidelberg and Neckarsteinach. Once there, you should also take a hike to the four castles of the city on the Neckar.

5th Heidelberg Student Kiss


Café Knösel is Heidelberg's oldest chocolate factory and was a popular meeting place for Heidelberg students in the 19th century, i.e. at a time when there was no public contact.
And so the master confectioner designed a nougat confection, inside which a small gift, such as a handwritten message for the beloved, could be accommodated. Today, candy is one of the most popular souvenirs of Heidelberg tourists.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Heidelberg

How much do you pay, on average, for vacation rentals in Heidelberg?

Heidelberg is one of the most expensive cities in Germany. For a stay here you pay around $154 per night.

During which months can you find the best price for vacation rentals in Heidelberg?

Travelers who want to save as much as possible travel to Heidelberg in July, June, or May, which are the months that offer the most discount, with average prices of $146, $147, and $147 per night, respectively, based on the previous year.

In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in Heidelberg?

When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in Heidelberg, the months when it is most expensive are, in order of highest to lowest, February, January and December, with average prices per night of $170, $168, and $157, respectively.

Are there usually many vacation rentals available in Heidelberg?

So you don't run out of accommodation options in Heidelberg, it is necessary to think ahead as 53% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.

What are the best months for a spontaneous getaway?

The best months to find free accommodation in Heidelberg are May (the average amount of properties that are available reached 64% of the total last year), February (62%), and March (61%).

When will it be harder to find an available vacation rental in Heidelberg?

According to data from last year, the months when it is most difficult to find accommodation in Heidelberg are, in order, August (with 25% of available rentals), July (31%), and December (35%).

How many rentals does Holidu have in Heidelberg?

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