The Hotel zum Ritter St. Georg

Surrounded by tourist attractions

Germany’s most romantic town has always attracted poets, philosophers and scholars, and has never lost its mediaeval and Baroque charm. The idyllic valley location, on a peaceful stretch of the River Neckar, with its surrounding rolling hills and mild climate makes Heidelberg a popular tourist destination throughout the year.

Until the 17th century Heidelberg was the residence of the Prince Elector of the Electoral Palatinate. Today it is renowned not only for its impressive monuments and buildings, but also as a centre for science and a university town. As home to Germany’s oldest university (approximately 35,000 students per year), the town has a youthful and modern flair.