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Heidelberg & Neckar Valley: Segway Tour - 360 Degrees

1. Heidelberg & Neckar Valley: Segway Tour - 360 Degrees

Discover Heidelberg and the Neckar Valley on this Segway tour. Ride along the Philosophenweg (philosphers' way), pass by the Neuburg Monastery, and admire views of Heidelberg Castle. Uncover facinating information about the city from your guide.  Start your tour at the Neckarmünzplatz and cross the Old Bridge to the opposite side of the river Neckar. From there, head to the first highlight of this 360 degree tour, the Philosophenweg (philosphers' way) with a fantastic view over the city. Roll on by the Neuburg Monastery, which was founded in 1130. Continue to the Köpfel and see the Neckar Valley, the city of Heidelberg, and the Rhine Valley from above.  Follow your guide to the valley to Ziegelhausen and make your way uphill easily to the Wolfsbrunnen restaurant and conference center which has been extensively restored to its former glory. Hear about its glamourous, star-studded guestlist. Go further towards Heidelberg Castle and pass Villa Bosch and the Carl Bosch Museum, which will provide fascinating insights into the life and the inventions of Carl Bosch, the Nobel Laureate from Heidelberg. Enjoy the amazing view of the castle garden from above the castle before gliding further to the Klingenteich. Pass the Jewish Cemetery on your way back to the Old Town and the starting point at the Neckarmünzplatz.

Heidelberg Highlights Segway Tour with Castle

2. Heidelberg Highlights Segway Tour with Castle

Immerse yourself in the history of Heidelberg and discover both well-known and obscure highlights of the city by Segway on this tour. See a living picture of the interesting landscape of the Neckar Valley as you ride down historically-significant streets. Begin the tour at Neckarmünzplatz and ride over the Old Bridge to the other side of the Neckar. The first famous sight is the Neuburg Abbey, built in 1130 and filled with history. Then head to Köpfel with its views of the Neckar Valley, the city of Heidelberg and the plains of the Rhine. Continue into the valley to Ziegelhausen and take the steep ascent to Wolfsbrunnen, a restaurant and conference center that was recently renovated. See the glamour of the restaurant's earlier days with a look at the guest list filled with famous artists and royalty. Ride in the direction of the castle past the Villa Bosch and the Carl Bosch Museum that takes an exciting look at the life and discoveries of Nobel Prize winner and Heidelberg resident Carl Bosch. Enjoy the incredible view of the castle's gardens before making your way to the Klingenteich Jewish Cemetery. The tour ends back in the Old Town at the viewing point at Neckarmünzplatz.

Heidelberg: Private 3-Hour Tour with Castle Visit

3. Heidelberg: Private 3-Hour Tour with Castle Visit

Discover Heidelberg and immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the old town. In just a few hours you can explore all the historical sights. Learn interesting information and get great insider tips that won’t be found in any guide book – specifically tailored to your wishes. Stroll along one of the longest pedestrian zones in Germany directly through the picturesque old town and admire the magnificent Baroque buildings. See the beautiful Old Bridge and the impressive Church of the Holy Spirit, which once housed a collection of valuable documents. Walk through the former Hortus Palatinus (Garden Palatinate) to Heidelberg Castle ruins. After a detour to Scheffel Terrace with breathtaking views of the city and the Rhine River, you will head to the castle complex itself. Here you can see the largest ever wine barrel and enjoy wine tasting in the castle cellar or visit the Pharmacy Museum in the courtyard.

Heidelberg: Hills and Wine Region Segway Tour

4. Heidelberg: Hills and Wine Region Segway Tour

Have you always wanted to try out a completely revolutionary and utterly out-of-the-ordinary method of travel? Then join this Segway tour of Heidelberg! It will take you along the river Neckar, through orchards and vineyards, with a beautiful view of the Odenwald. Enjoy the purity of nature – without the effort of cycling, or the noise of a car motor. Starting on the Neckarmünzplatz, you will ride straight through the vineyards up to the mediaeval Strahlenburg Castle in Schriesheim. From there, enjoy dreamy views of the entire Rheinebene, the flat plain, surrounded by hills, where the Neckar meets the Rhine. The tour will then take you in a circle on other pretty routes through this beautiful landscape back to your starting point.

Heidelberg: Segway Tour

5. Heidelberg: Segway Tour

The main attraction Heidelberg offers is not the castle, but the Philosophers’ Walk, as it features the best views of the castle. Whoever sees the massive castle ruins from the Philosophers’ Walk is certain to visit them. The appeal of the Philosophers’ Walk, however, cannot easily be spotted from the castle. It’s an insider’s tip which you’ll discover on a Segway. Start the tour from Neckarmünzplatz in front of the tourist office. Float along the banks of the Neckar and cross the Old Bridge, moving towards Neuenheim to the market square. From there, continue to the zoo, the public swimming pool, and across the Neuenheimer Feld with its imposing University buildings via Handschuhsheim to Neuenheim. Here, the path of great minds begins: the Philosophers’ Walk. Enjoy magnificent views and fascinating insights. Afterwards, drive back to the starting point, the Old Bridge.

Stuttgart: River Cruise to Max-Eyth-See

6. Stuttgart: River Cruise to Max-Eyth-See

Admire the city of Stuttgart and its gorgeous surrounding valley from a unique perspective, with a voyage down the Neckar River. The 2-hour round trip will take you from Wilhelma Port to the Max-Eyth-See, which is known for its rich biodiversity and excellent birdwatching opportunities, and back again. On board the Electra, a fully electric-powered ship, you'll also find a tasty menu of locally-sourced food and drink to savor as you make your way.

Heidelberg and Rhine Combination Tour from Frankfurt

7. Heidelberg and Rhine Combination Tour from Frankfurt

Explore romantic Heidelberg and the Upper Middle Rhine Valley on a delightful combination of a city tour and river cruise. Admire some of Germany's most charming sights, from the medieval castles in one of the country's most beautiful cities to a ride on a classic steamer. Your day starts with a ride south from Frankfurt to the picturesque city on the river Neckar. Tour the famous Heidelberg Castle for a look at the long courtyard, the mighty terrace, and one of the largest wine barrels in the world, and then take a walk in the city's medieval town center to marvel at the Old Bridge, Karl's Gate, the Church of the Holy Spirit, and the House of the Knights, as well as the oldest university in Germany. Next, the tour takes you into the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its remarkable scenery and medieval structures. Admire the mighty castles, villages, and charming little vineyards, and then board a Rhine steamer for a voyage downriver from Kaub to the town of Assmannshausen. Once you're back ashore, stop to sample the local wine in a local tavern and enjoy a delicious dinner in a restaurant by the riverbank before the time comes for your return to Frankfurt.

Mannheim: Guided City Tour with historic tram

8. Mannheim: Guided City Tour with historic tram

Experience Mannheim from a different perspective - city tour with the historic tram Retro is in - and this tram is definitely retro: Built in 1963, the "Sixty" welcomes you today, freshly renovated, and takes you on a unique journey through Mannheim. This special city tour with the historic tram provides a comprehensive overview of the history of Mannheim and shows the many different faces of the square city. Feel the Mannheim way of life on this guided tour, peppered with anecdotes, through a city that perfectly combines tradition and modernity. In addition to the tour guide, service staff will also be waiting for you on board to provide you with various alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks during the journey (not included in the price).

Stuttgart: Stand Up Paddling Rental

9. Stuttgart: Stand Up Paddling Rental

Come to the Riverhouse in Stuttgart Münster and enjoy some beautiful hours spent on the River Neckar. First, you will be equipped with the paddles and life jackets. Then, you get a short introduction to the sport before you can start your adventure on the water. You have the possibility to rent a SUP-Board for 2 hours. During this time you can enjoy beautiful views of the Neckar and have a great time with your family, friends, or your partner. The available route map shows you which routes and tours are passable and which corners of the Neckar you can explore. After a long day, you can order some drinks and food and relax at the beach.

Stuttgart: Winter Tour in a Covered Wagon

10. Stuttgart: Winter Tour in a Covered Wagon

Explore the landscape of Stuttgart in the winter. Enjoy a sleigh ride on a covered tractor wagon, through a winter wonderland. Stay warm inside as you travel through wintry Stuttgart, along the Neckar and through the vineyards. Feel the festive spirit in the air as you get cozy under warm blankets, and take in the lovely christmas decorations. Sip on a glass of mulled wine or punch, and some christmas cookies. Join in with some well-known Christmas songs to complete the Christmas spirit.

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What people are saying about Neckar River

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4.6 / 5

based on 1,286 reviews

This ended up being an extremely wonderful tour, and our guide Thomas was phenomenal. He provided a treasure trove of little facts and information regarding Frankfurt and the surrounding areas, as well as at our three stops. He was happy to answer additional questions, and work around our schedule when we requested some additional time in the Black Forest. We absolutely loved Heidelberg and the Black Forest, although we decided we could have done without Baden-Baden (it was an adorable town, but we thought it would be a better stop if you intended on spending some time shopping). Regardless, we would most definitely recommend this tour.

It was a lot of fun for all of us. It is definitely worth arriving in good time, so that all the formalities and choosing the right helmet can be taken care of. Anyone who follows the instructions on how to ride the Segway and practices something under observation can be sure that they will experience a good tour. For us it was a great experience. Thanks again!!!

Great tour. We were there with 7 people. Our two guides gave us a great introduction. The tour went around Heidelberg via the really beautiful Philosophenweg to the castle With 2-3 breaks and explanations about Heidelberg, it was just a round thing. I can only recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The tour was well organized, was a lot of fun and the guide took good care of the participants.

Pointed out all the places we needed to know about and was flexible with our timing