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Heidelberg and Baden-Baden Tour from Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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Visit the cities of Heidelberg and Baden-Baden on this guided, full-day sightseeing adventure from Frankfurt. First, explore Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest and most famous university town. See the Gothic landmark Heidelberg Castle and the bustling Old Town district that runs for one mile along the Neckar River. Then visit the spa town of Baden-Baden in Germany’s Black Forest. Travel through the region, famous for its production of traditional German cuckoo clocks, and see some of its popular attractions. Round-trip coach transportation from Frankfurt included.
  • Day trip to Heidelberg and Baden-Baden from Frankfurt
  • Explore the ruins of Heidelberg Castle and soak up views over the River Necker
  • See top Heidelberg attractions such as Karlstor Gate and the Old Bridge
  • Visit the spa town of Baden-Baden in the Black Forest with a guide
  • Stop for photos by Lake Mummelsee and then shop for traditional cuckoo clocks, if you wish

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

See two sides of Germany with this day trip that visits historic Heidelberg and a Black Forest spa town.
This full-day tour begins in Frankfurt with a 1-hour drive south to Heidelberg, widely considered the most beautiful town in Germany.
Heidelberg is Germany’s oldest and most famous university town — renowned for its baroque Old Town (aka Altstadt), its beautiful riverside setting and, of course, the haunting hilltop Heidelberg Castle, which draws almost one million visitors each year. 
That’s where this tour begins, amidst the famous ruins of the Gothic landmark palace. 
Heidelberg Castle was once one of the grandest palaces of the Renaissance era — and one of the most notable ensembles of buildings in the Holy Roman Empire. The ravages of war and the forces of nature rendered it a ruins, however. Explore the huge courtyard and ravaged yet magnificent terrace. Then visit the wine cellar to see the Heidelberg Tun, the largest wine barrel in the world.
Then head to the oldest part of Heidelberg, the Altstadt, which extends along the Neckar River for one mile. Marvel at its Baroque and Renaissance architecture among the newer buildings, narrow streets and market squares, like Marktplatz and the Kornmarkt. 
This medieval Old Town region is full of arts, history, science, shopping, eating and relaxing. Some of the points of interest here include the Church of the Holy Spirit, the most famous church in Heidelberg; the Kurpfälzisches Museum (aka Palatinate Museum) of art and archeology; Synagogue Square, a memorial to a synagogue that was burned down by the Nazi party in 1938; the Karl Theodor Bridge, commonly known as the Old Bridge, which crosses the Neckar River; world-famous Heidelberg University, the oldest university in Germany and much more.
From Heidelberg, it’s another 1-hour drive south to Baden-Baden, a spa town in southwestern Germany’s Black Forest. Explore the town on a walking tour of its well-groomed parks and thermal bath houses. Visit the town's top attraction, Kurhaus of Baden-Baden, for a tour of the spa resort, casino and conference complex. Then venture deeper into the Black Forest by coach to visit the Mummelsee, a popular tourist lake in nearby Seebach. This region is famous for its production of traditional German cuckoo clocks, so consider buying an authentic souvenir before the return journey to Frankfurt.


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The tour operator Central...
Stephen W
, Sep 2017
The tour operator Central Frankfurt/ETS Greenline sneakily combined my tour with that going to Strasbourg, unbeknown to myself and the other passengers until we were told about 30 minutes after leaving. I paid about 350 Australian dollars and had a reasonable time in Baden Baden and the Black Forest, but about 30 mins in the dark in Heidelberg. The other passengers had 30 mins in Strasbourg without getting off the small minibus. In mitigation there were bad traffic delays on the way, but the worst part was ETS put their own cost saving ahead of any interest of the customer. I feel cheated. Have had no apology or compensation from ETS. Do I recommend ETS???
The tour itself is very nice and the...
Salwa A
, Mar 2017
The tour itself is very nice and the driver was a very nice gentlemen but we had no guide with us. The driver was our guide which poor him was trying his best but he jut don't have all the info... too bad the cities we went to were very nice.
Coach was a minibus that was not...
, Feb 2017
Coach was a minibus that was not heated at all in the middle of winter, so we all froze the entire day. There was no canal tour in Strasbourg. Because another couple had booked Heidelberg too we went there at 8pm meaning we didn't get back until 10pm. In a freezing minibus. Guide didn't give name.
Wonderful day trip. Unfortunately...
Larry Andrew H
, Aug 2016
Wonderful day trip. Unfortunately, the vehicle was small, old and cranky. I had to sit away from my husband throughout the journey. This was made up by including Salsburg in the day trip. Guide/driver was very knowledgable and tried hard to ensure all aboard got to see what they paid for. Overall, a very erwarding day trip.
The tour was amazing. Our tour guide...
Hooi Koon Y
, Jul 2016
The tour was amazing. Our tour guide Peter was very friendly.
This tour was worth every penny...
harshanandana t
, Jul 2016
This tour was worth every penny.. Excellent tour guide Mr. Peter was very friendly has a nice sense of humour understands what we need and very cooperative would definitely recommend Viator for this tour
Our guide Peter was outstanding. We...
, Aug 2015
Our guide Peter was outstanding. We had a small group of 7, he took the time to walk with us through the streets of Baden Baden and Heidelburg. He always made us stay while he went and got the mini van and save us from walking the extra mile. Outstanding service by Peter, he never rushed us and provided excellent commentary on Heidelberg, Baden-Baden and Black forest. Ask for Peter, it will be worth it.
This was quite a long day, but we...
David R W
, Jun 2015
This was quite a long day, but we knew what we were signing up for, so no grumbles there. However, the tour company office - apparently incorrectly - told the driver some clients wanted to visit Strassburg - that would have meant a VERY long day. After some discussion on the bus, it was decided to just do Heidelberg and Baden-Baden. Both H and B-B were good to visit and wander around, and the driver provided good background in each. We had a crisis when one tour member got separated from the rest of the party in B-B, but we managed to find her after searching. I was greatly impressed by the driver's professionalism in coordinating the search. The final segment in the mountains south of B-B was magic.
Le tour à Heidelberg et Baden-Baden...
Jacques C
, Nov 2017
Le tour à Heidelberg et Baden-Baden au départ de Francfort référence IT-1037327701 a été annulé le 16 octobre et nous n'avons jamais été avisés. Nous nous sommes présentés à l'agence et ils nous ont dit qu'ils n'allaient pas à Heidelberg cette journée-là mais plutôt à Baden-Baden et Strasbourg. Nous étions rendus à l'agence donc nous n'avions pas d'autres choix que d'accepter ou bien de tout simplement ne pas aller à Baden-Baden comme nous l'avions planifié. De Baden-Baden, c'est un long trajet pour se rendre à Strasbourg et de Strasbourg à Francfort au retour, un trajet encore plus long de plusieurs heures. Nous sommes revenus à Francfort à 21h. Nous avons passé la majeure partie de la journée sur la route plutôt que de visiter comme ça devait être et en plus, c'était notre dernière journée à Francfort donc nous n'avons jamais pu visiter Heidelberg. Très déçus de cette expérience. Faudrait voir avec l'agence l'absence de communication. Merci.

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