You will not run out of places to visit during your stay at an accommodation in Heidelberg. Attractions like parks, gardens and zoos are plenty near and around the Heidelberg vacation homes. Below, you will find some of those you should include in your travel itinerary.
Neckar Park is a long stretch of verdant greeneries along the northern bank of the Neckar River. The park is frequented by tourists primarily for relaxation purposes but also for recreation and sightseeing. You will enjoy fantastic views of Altstadt and Schloss. Activities like picnicking, grilling, barbecuing, wildlife viewing, hiking and bird watching are also available in the park.
This park was built in 1995 by Dr. Horst Cotta and sculptor Klaus Horstmann-Czech as inspired by the nature park at the Orthopaedic University Clinic. It was constructed to showcase modern art chosen by the Heidelberg Art Association.
University Botanical Garden
Established in 1593 to raise medicinal herbs, the University Botanical Garden is one of the oldest not only in the country but also in the world. It boasts of being the biggest botanical garden in the entire continent. Educational seminars and lectures about botanical gardening are given regularly in this venue.
Situated along the bank of Neckar River, the Heidelberg Zoo gives habitat to more than 1,000 animals of different species. This zoo was constructed as a part of the West African Primate Conservation Action (WAPCA) and the European Endangered Species Program (EEP).
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