Heidelberg’s old town is the destination of countless tourists from all over the world year after year. In addition to the famous Heidelberg Castle high above the city, the medieval city centre with its narrow streets, baroque buildings and architectural monuments is particularly attractive. In combination with the wooded area of the Königsstuhl and the Neckar meandering through the city, Heidelberg’s old town exudes a very special charm. In the middle of the city you will also find several faculties of Germany’s oldest university – the “Ruperto Carlo”, which was founded here in 1386. The numerous students from all over the world also give Heidelberg’s old town an international face.