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Neckar River: Our most recommended tours and activities

Heidelberg & Neckar Valley: Segway Tour - 360 Degrees

1. Heidelberg & Neckar Valley: Segway Tour - 360 Degrees

Discover Heidelberg and the Neckar Valley on this Segway tour. Ride along the Philosophenweg (philosphers' way), pass by the Neuburg Monastery, and admire views of Heidelberg Castle. Uncover facinating information about the city from your guide.  Start your tour at the Neckarmünzplatz and cross the Old Bridge to the opposite side of the river Neckar. From there, head to the first highlight of this 360 degree tour, the Philosophenweg (philosphers' way) with a fantastic view over the city. Roll on by the Neuburg Monastery, which was founded in 1130. Continue to the Köpfel and see the Neckar Valley, the city of Heidelberg, and the Rhine Valley from above.  Follow your guide to the valley to Ziegelhausen and make your way uphill easily to the Wolfsbrunnen restaurant and conference center which has been extensively restored to its former glory. Hear about its glamourous, star-studded guestlist. Go further towards Heidelberg Castle and pass Villa Bosch and the Carl Bosch Museum, which will provide fascinating insights into the life and the inventions of Carl Bosch, the Nobel Laureate from Heidelberg. Enjoy the amazing view of the castle garden from above the castle before gliding further to the Klingenteich. Pass the Jewish Cemetery on your way back to the Old Town and the starting point at the Neckarmünzplatz.

Stuttgart: River Cruise to Max-Eyth-See

2. Stuttgart: River Cruise to Max-Eyth-See

Admire the city of Stuttgart and its gorgeous surrounding valley from a unique perspective, with a voyage down the Neckar River. The 2-hour round trip will take you from Wilhelma Port to the Max-Eyth-See, which is known for its rich biodiversity and excellent birdwatching opportunities, and back again. On board the Electra, a fully electric-powered ship, you'll also find a tasty menu of locally-sourced food and drink to savor as you make your way.

Heidelberg Highlights Segway Tour with Castle

3. Heidelberg Highlights Segway Tour with Castle

Immerse yourself in the history of Heidelberg and discover both well-known and obscure highlights of the city by Segway on this tour. See a living picture of the interesting landscape of the Neckar Valley as you ride down historically-significant streets. Begin the tour at Neckarmünzplatz and ride over the Old Bridge to the other side of the Neckar. The first famous sight is the Neuburg Abbey, built in 1130 and filled with history. Then head to Köpfel with its views of the Neckar Valley, the city of Heidelberg and the plains of the Rhine. Continue into the valley to Ziegelhausen and take the steep ascent to Wolfsbrunnen, a restaurant and conference center that was recently renovated. See the glamour of the restaurant's earlier days with a look at the guest list filled with famous artists and royalty. Ride in the direction of the castle past the Villa Bosch and the Carl Bosch Museum that takes an exciting look at the life and discoveries of Nobel Prize winner and Heidelberg resident Carl Bosch. Enjoy the incredible view of the castle's gardens before making your way to the Klingenteich Jewish Cemetery. The tour ends back in the Old Town at the viewing point at Neckarmünzplatz.

Heidelberg: Private 3-Hour Tour with Castle Visit

4. Heidelberg: Private 3-Hour Tour with Castle Visit

Discover Heidelberg and immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the old town. In just a few hours you can explore all the historical sights. Learn interesting information and get great insider tips that won’t be found in any guide book – specifically tailored to your wishes. Stroll along one of the longest pedestrian zones in Germany directly through the picturesque old town and admire the magnificent Baroque buildings. See the beautiful Old Bridge and the impressive Church of the Holy Spirit, which once housed a collection of valuable documents. Walk through the former Hortus Palatinus (Garden Palatinate) to Heidelberg Castle ruins. After a detour to Scheffel Terrace with breathtaking views of the city and the Rhine River, you will head to the castle complex itself. Here you can see the largest ever wine barrel and enjoy wine tasting in the castle cellar or visit the Pharmacy Museum in the courtyard.

Heidelberg: Segway Tour

5. Heidelberg: Segway Tour

The main attraction Heidelberg offers is not the castle, but the Philosophers’ Walk, as it features the best views of the castle. Whoever sees the massive castle ruins from the Philosophers’ Walk is certain to visit them. The appeal of the Philosophers’ Walk, however, cannot easily be spotted from the castle. It’s an insider’s tip which you’ll discover on a Segway. Start the tour from Neckarmünzplatz in front of the tourist office. Float along the banks of the Neckar and cross the Old Bridge, moving towards Neuenheim to the market square. From there, continue to the zoo, the public swimming pool, and across the Neuenheimer Feld with its imposing University buildings via Handschuhsheim to Neuenheim. Here, the path of great minds begins: the Philosophers’ Walk. Enjoy magnificent views and fascinating insights. Afterwards, drive back to the starting point, the Old Bridge.

Mannheim: Guided Bus Tour

6. Mannheim: Guided Bus Tour

This extensive driving tour of Mannheim provides a great overview of the city and helps you discover its many hidden gems. Starting at the coach park at Toulonplatz in the city centre, first stop is the former residence of the Elector, Europe’s second largest baroque palace. You will also see the historic water tower, located in the centre of the Art Nouveau square of Friedrichsplatz. The route then crosses to the other side of the River Neckar and takes an excursion to the East. After this, we will drive back towards the city center, taking in the splendid mansions from the time of the city’s founding in the Oststadt district and the boulevard-style Augustaanlage. The tour crosses into the attractive Neckarstadt district and circles one of the largest district squares in the city, the Alter Messplatz. You will pass the Yavuz-Sultan-Selim mosque, one of Germany’s largest mosques, travel through the trendy Jungbusch neighbourhood and get a glance of the busy port of neighboring Ludwigshafen. The tour ends where it started, opposite the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums.

Heidelberg: Hills and Wine Region Segway Tour

7. Heidelberg: Hills and Wine Region Segway Tour

Have you always wanted to try out a completely revolutionary and utterly out-of-the-ordinary method of travel? Then join this Segway tour of Heidelberg! It will take you along the river Neckar, through orchards and vineyards, with a beautiful view of the Odenwald. Enjoy the purity of nature – without the effort of cycling, or the noise of a car motor. Starting on the Neckarmünzplatz, you will ride straight through the vineyards up to the mediaeval Strahlenburg Castle in Schriesheim. From there, enjoy dreamy views of the entire Rheinebene, the flat plain, surrounded by hills, where the Neckar meets the Rhine. The tour will then take you in a circle on other pretty routes through this beautiful landscape back to your starting point.

Stuttgart: Winter Tour in a Covered Wagon

8. Stuttgart: Winter Tour in a Covered Wagon

Explore the landscape of Stuttgart in the winter. Enjoy a sleigh ride on a covered tractor wagon, through a winter wonderland. Stay warm inside as you travel through wintry Stuttgart, along the Neckar and through the vineyards. Feel the festive spirit in the air as you get cozy under warm blankets, and take in the lovely christmas decorations. Sip on a glass of mulled wine or punch, and some christmas cookies. Join in with some well-known Christmas songs to complete the Christmas spirit.

From Frankfurt: Heidelberg & Baden-Baden Full-Day Tour

9. From Frankfurt: Heidelberg & Baden-Baden Full-Day Tour

The romantic old city of Heidelberg and the famed spa town of Baden-Baden form the setting for this day trip across southeastern Germany. See the remains of a famous Renaissance castle, explore the enchanting woodland of the Black Forest, and get a firsthand look at the region's iconic sights. Your day starts with a ride south to Heidelberg, a picturesque city on the river Neckar. Tour the famous Heidelberg Castle for a look at the long courtyard, the mighty terrace, and one of the largest wine barrels in the world. Then, take a walk in the city's medieval town center to marvel at the Old Bridge, Karl's Gate, the Church of the Holy Spirit, and the House of the Knights, as well as the oldest university in Germany. In the afternoon, your tour continues to Baden-Baden, one of Europe's most beautiful health resorts and best-preserved spas. When you arrive, pay a visit to the elegant Kurhaus, where you can check out the immaculate gardens and parks around the stylish casino. Next, take a tour through the enchanting coniferous woods of the Black Forest and visit the Mummelsee, a glacial lake among the mountains that was left behind by the last Ice Age. Take some free time to relax amid this beautiful scenery and check out the locally crafted cuckoo clocks, which carry on a tradition that began here in the woods, before you set out for the return trip north to Frankfurt.

Stuttgart: Stand Up Paddling Rental

10. Stuttgart: Stand Up Paddling Rental

Come to the Riverhouse in Stuttgart Münster and enjoy some beautiful hours spent on the River Neckar. First, you will be equipped with the paddles and life jackets. Then, you get a short introduction to the sport before you can start your adventure on the water. You have the possibility to rent a SUP-Board for 2 hours. During this time you can enjoy beautiful views of the Neckar and have a great time with your family, friends, or your partner. The available route map shows you which routes and tours are passable and which corners of the Neckar you can explore. After a long day, you can order some drinks and food and relax at the beach.

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What people are saying about Neckar River

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,205 reviews

This ended up being an extremely wonderful tour, and our guide Thomas was phenomenal. He provided a treasure trove of little facts and information regarding Frankfurt and the surrounding areas, as well as at our three stops. He was happy to answer additional questions, and work around our schedule when we requested some additional time in the Black Forest. We absolutely loved Heidelberg and the Black Forest, although we decided we could have done without Baden-Baden (it was an adorable town, but we thought it would be a better stop if you intended on spending some time shopping). Regardless, we would most definitely recommend this tour.

Trip was fantastic. Commentary excellent - German, French and English. Comfortable seating with availability to food and drink. Would heartily recommend.

It is just another way of see this beautiful town. There is not a lot to be seeing I wish has like your guide but it is ok for the price.

Experiencing Heidelberg on the water was something else. It is a beautiful city with a fascinating history. Regulary.

Pointed out all the places we needed to know about and was flexible with our timing