Here are 41 photo spots in Heidelberg for you.

Heidelberg is a big city in the south-west of Germany, known for the castle, the university and the beautiful old town. The population is around 150.000 with almost a quarter being students, which is quite a lot for a relatively big city like this.

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Tips for your trip to Heidelberg

About the location

Especially the river Neckar and the hills in the eastern part of the city offer great opportunities for photographers. One of the most popular spots is Heidelberg Castle, which is a great choice for sunset photos because of it's positioning to the east, offering a great view to the west over the city of Heidelberg.

The old bridge over the river is also a popular theme you might want to use for your photos. The riverside offers a great view towards the bridge with the church and the baroque stlye old town in the background.

Best timing

Heidelberg Castle Illuminations: These spectacular illuminations light up Heidelberg Castle several times a year, creating a magical atmosphere. Photographers can capture the castle bathed in colorful lights against the backdrop of the night sky.

Heidelberg Castle Festivals: The castle grounds host several festivals and events, including medieval markets, theatrical performances, and open-air concerts. Photographers can capture the historical ambiance of these events against the backdrop of Heidelberg Castle's ruins.


The best way to visit Heidelberg is by train or by car. Big cities like Mannheim, Karlsruhe, Heilbronn or even Frankfurt am Main are also not that far away if you plan to visit the region for a few more days. In general Heidelberg is a great visit for a weekend trip or a stay for a few days to enjoy the old town, the castle and the area around the river Neckar.

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