Rental Car Heidelberg
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Are you looking for affordable car hire in Germany? Now a day’s it is very popular to rent a car, the majority choose to pick up a car at the airport. With car rental you and your family have the opportunity to take pleasant day trips in the areas surrounding and you will not be dependent on public transport. By comparing prices of car rental from several players, you can save a lot of money. If you prefer to retrieve the rental car in the city center, this is also possible.
The country offers great natural and cultural experiences. It is advisable to book your car rental well before departure, so you’re sure to get just the car that suits you, at the lowest price. In certain periods there may be high demand among rental companies, and the cheapest cars are usually taken first.
Heidelberg short guide
Heidelberg is located in the southwestern part of Germany, and belongs to the state of Baden-Wurttemberg. The city has 145,000 inhabitants (2008), and has a beautiful location on the banks of the Neckar River, which flows into the Rhine at the town of Mannheim – 22 km northwest of Heidelberg. The city has a rich cultural life with over 20 museums and art galleries – and a sculpture park – and is known for its annual classical music festival “Heidelberger Frühling”.
Heidelberg was founded in 1386 and is known for its charming old town – “Altstadt”. It also “Alte Brücke” – an old stone bridge from 1786 with Baroque tower helmets. One of the city’s main tourist attractions is the Heidelberg Castle, where the oldest part is from 1294. The castle – which is also located in the old city – has since received several additions in different styles, and is surrounded by a beautiful park.
Other attractions in Heidelberg are bl. a. “Karlstor” (one triumphal arch from 1775), “Heidelberger Kunstverein” (an exhibition of international contemporary art), district Bergheim (which lies west of the old town – originally a historic village) Holy Spirit Church from the 1300s, Jesuit Church from 1712 – and Heidelberg Zoo.
Nearest Regional Airport Mannheim City Airport, located 16.7 km northwest of Heidelberg.