Destination guide

The historic city of Heidelberg awaits you

Enjoy the history and other features of Heidelberg. Travelers like the cafés, sightseeing and local tours in this walkable and scenic city. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Heidelberg

Are you searching for attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Heidelberg a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • MIRAMAR Erlebnisbad, Salz & Kristall Therme und Saunaparadies (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Planetarium Mannheim (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
  • Sea Life Speyer (12.7 mi / 20.4 km)
  • Sinsheim Badewelt (14.8 mi / 23.8 km)
  • Sinsheim Golf Club (15.1 mi / 24.3 km)
  • Holiday Park (18.7 mi / 30.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Heidelberg

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Heidelberg is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Neckarwiese (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Luisenpark Gardens (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Heidelberg

Fly into Mannheim (MHG), the closest airport, located 9 mi (14.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Frankfurt (FRA-Frankfurt Intl.), which is 44.7 mi (71.9 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Heidelberg-Weststadt/Südstadt Station, Heidelberg Central Station and Heidelberg-Altstadt Station are the main stations in the area. Utilize the area's public transportation and catch a ride on the metro at Heidelberg Seegarten Tram Stop or Heidelberg Kirchheim - Rohrbach S-Bahn to see more of the city.

Where to stay near Heidelberg?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 367 house rentals near Heidelberg. From 249 Condos/Apartments to 28 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Heidelberg for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Heidelberg?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Heidelberg:

  • Handschuhsheim: 33 vacation rentals
  • Neuenheim: 47 vacation rentals
  • Schlierbach: 17 vacation rentals
  • Bergheim: 50 vacation rentals
  • Bahnstadt: 28 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Heidelberg?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Heidelberg. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Heidelberg-Altstadt Station: 555 home rentals
  • Heidelberg Orthopedics Station: 527 home rentals
  • Heidelberg Central Station: 489 home rentals
  • Heidelberg-Pfaffengrund/Wieblingen Station: 477 home rentals
  • University of Heidelberg Old Campus: 503 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Heidelberg listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Heidelberg?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 249 Condos/Apartments in Heidelberg. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Heidelberg include:

  • Houses: 28 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 62 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 62 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Heidelberg?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 6 vacation homes with pool available in Heidelberg.

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