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At only 70 kilometres from Frankfurt, this fairy-tale setting hides Germany's oldest university. Well recommended!

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Heidelberg

A charming little village.

If you're thinking of going on an excursion to the outskirts of the city, don't hesitate because 'Heidelberg' is your destination. This little village, which is located around 70 kilometres from the city, is one of the most charming places in Germany. On the banks of the River Neckar, this old and small village is famous for its old quarter and the castle which crowns this area. This is Heidelberg Castle which has been there since the 13th century at least (although it's not known when it was built exactly). As well as this, you'll find Germany's oldest university in this pastoral location which is located in a secluded spot on the mountain. By the way, the old centre of the village enjoys a great atmosphere at night, especially during the summer with numerous taverns and terraces, where you can taste the town's local beer. In fact, many festivals are organized during the summer season which give this place an even better atmosphere.



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