Handschuhsheim is one of the most popular residential areas in Heidelberg.
The first Celts settled in the area of Handschuhsheim as early as 500 BC, and the village of "Handschuhsheim" was mentioned for the first time in 765.
With over 17,000 inhabitants, it is the most populous district of the city.
Those who live in Handschuhsheim enjoy the mixture of urban and nature-oriented living as well as the diverse district life with numerous clubs and festivals. A visit is always worthwhile, because the Tiefburg, the Handschuhsheimer Feld as well as the Thingstätte, and the Michaelskloster on the Heiligenberg are popular destinations for locals and guests from all over the world. Just standing at the traffic light and 5 minutes later already in the dense forest on the ascent to the Heiligenberg. Thus Handschuhsheim has the flair of a small city within the city and yet blends in neatly with the other parts of the city.
Heiligenberg (Waldschenke, Thingstätte, Michael's Monastery, Stephan's Monastery, Aussichtsturm)
Kirche St. Vitus (älteste Kirche Heidelbergs)