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Walking Tour of the Old Town

  • Stadtfuehrung Kornmarkt, Foto: Tobias Schwerdt ©Heidelberg Marketing GmbH
  • Bummeln in der Unteren Straße ©Heidelberg Marketing
  • Stadtfuehrung Altstadt, Foto: Tobias Schwerdt
  • Hausfassade in der Hauptstraße
  • Brückenaffe ©Heidelberg Marketing GmbH
  • Heidelberg Haspelgasse

The oldest part of Heidelberg has far more to offer than the Alte Brücke (Old Bridge), the picturesque alleys and the unique view of the world’s best-known ruin.

In the Old Town, dreamy squares are linked like beads on a necklace, with people of all ages and from around the world meeting in the many small cafes and pubs. A unique cultural offer beckons with museums and theaters as well.

Let your guide take you on a tour of exploration to really get to know Heidelberg.

Price € 9, discount price € 7 *

Duration 1.5 hours


  • April – October
    German: daily 10:30 am, additionally Friday 6:00 pm and Saturday 2:30 pm
    English: Thursday – Saturday 10:30 am
  • November – March
    German: Friday 2:30 pm and Saturday 10:30 am

Meeting point Neckarmünzplatz, in front of the Tourist Information


There is no Walking Tour of the Old Town at 2:30 pm during the Old Town Festival Heidelberger Herbst (Heidelberg Autumn).

* Eligibility criteria for the reduced price: school and university students (up to 28 years old), people with disabilities and a disabled person’s pass; and owners of the HDCARD. The companion of a person with a disability and a disabled person’s pass is admitted free of charge. Tickets are available at our Tourist Information.


Information about guided tours in Heidelberg

Public tours

Guided tours may take place in Heidelberg starting from 1st June 2021. Due to the low 7-day incidence there is no need for a vaccination certificate, a proof of a positive PCR test (or other nucleic acid detection) or a negative Covid test anymore to participate in a public tour (subject to changes). Please therefore also note the currently changed opening hours of the tourist information at Neckarmünzplatz: Monday to Sunday / public holidays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • If the 7-day incidence of 35 is exceeded, a vaccination certificate, a proof of a positive PCR test (or other nucleic acid detection) or a negative Covid test will be required.
  • Reduced group size: Guided tours with a maximum number of 19 guests per guide.
  • Observance of the minimum distance from person to person: 1.5 m - 2 m.
  • Face masks: FFP2 it is mandatory for all guests to wear masks during the entire tour. Please note that in case of booking a city tour by bus, a mask is also mandatory on the bus. It is not possible to attend a tour without wearing a medical mask.
  • Visitors are kindly requested to register in advance for the public tours.
  • A booking is only possible if contact details are registered.
  • Cashless payment is possible by paying on site at the tourist information for public tours. The tourist information provides a guidance system to show visitors the way. Further protective measures such as protective screens or floor markings as well as disinfectant dispensers have been implemented.
  • Please avoid shaking hands and greetings with physical contact with the guide and observe the current hygiene measures.
  • Detailed briefing by the guides at the beginning of the guided tours.
  • Specific guidance of visitors through the expertise of the tour guides, in order to avoid crowds and to comply with the distance regulations.
  • During the tour, no objects can be handed over for illustration.
  • Unfortunately, interior areas cannot currently be visited during the tour. You will have the opportunity to visit them on your own afterwards.
  • If you show any symptoms of illness, we kindly ask you to cancel your booking on time.

Thank you for your support to guard your own safety as well as the safety of the tour guide and your fellow men. We are looking forward to your visit.

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