Nestled in a picturesque pocket of greenery surrounded by sun-drenched vineyards and verdant valleys, the stunning city of Heppenheim combines an intriguing historical legacy with some of Germany’s finest natural splendour. The atmospheric Old Town radiates antique charm and houses hundreds of magnificent monuments and ancient architecture. In spring and summer, visitors can enjoy the bounteous harvest of ripe fruit and rich wine by enjoying the bustling markets and colourful food festivals, activities which give an true insight into the region’s authentic culture.
Top enjoy the city’s highest concentration of colourful history, begin your cultural odyssey in the Marketplace, the historic and commercial centre of Heppenheim’s outstanding Old Town. The Baroque beauty of the Town Hall reigns resplendently over the square, proudly presenting its rich red façade and immense clock tower.
Immerse yourself in the past with a visit to the Kurmainzer Amtshof, a fascinating building complex which boasts everything from Gothic murals to a recently restored medieval theatre. Half timbered panels decorate the exterior, complimenting twisting Gothic staircases and Baroque bay windows.
Discover the city’s fascinating folkloric history by immersing yourself in the exciting exhibitions of the Museum of City History and Folklore; this modern museum is located in one of the city’s oldest buildings and showcases artefacts that depict local history and folklore traditions.
German cuisine is famed for its robust flavours and mighty meat, and no other restaurant encompass these culinary attributes more than Schnackpunkt Restaurant. A wood panelled interior reflects the historical heritage of the city, while hearty portions of recognisable regional delicacies ensure a true taste of authentic cuisine. Challenge yourself to a supersized bratwurst or a speciality schnitzel before sampling a refreshing pint of locally brewed beer. (In der Lahrbach 19, 64646 Heppenheim, Germany)