Travel Guide to Heildelberg

Indian Embassy Near Heidelberg

Consulate General of India

Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 26, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Contact Number: +49 69 1530050

Visa Process for Indian Visitors to Heidelberg

The following documents are required to get a visa to Heidelberg, Germany

  • Original Valid passport for 06 months from the date of travel along with old passport, if any
  • Visa application forms
  • Hotel booking confirmation
  • Return air ticket
  • Day-to-day itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Income tax papers for last 3 years or Form 16
  • Original saving bank statements last 6 months updated

Time Required: 15 Working Days

About Heidelberg

Heidelberg is one of the romantic cities in Europe. The city is one of the most visited cities in Germany and known to have a lot of romantic places and spots. The city is located along waters, and it is evident that there would be a lot of lovely bridges across the city from location to location. The river flowing across the city will help any traveller to understand the essence of landscapes, as most of the spots would have been arranged or decorated to add elegance to the city.

Learn about Heidelberg’s point of interest and plan a tour accordingly. Here we are sharing famous tourist places in Heidelberg. Visit these tourist places in Heidelberg for a memorable experience.

Places to Visit in Heidelberg

It is essential for people to know different places to visit in the city, as it helps them to save time and energy while looking for various places on vacation. It is widely recommended for people to make a list of places, as it helps to visit various places without wasting time.

  • Heidelberg University – The University is known as one of the oldest universities in the world, it dates back to 1711 in an effective way. It is said to have provided education to a lot of popular personalities in the history and known to be functional till 1914. The university was later built and closed in the middle 1900s, but the sculptures and the style of construction still amaze people with a lot of interesting structures.
  • Karl Theodor Bridge – The Karl Theodor bridge is considered to be the oldest bridge in the city, which has been a part of various ancient poems and paintings. The bridge is known to be a part of romantic songs from time to time, as it has been considered as a monument for love and affection. The bridge is more like a testament to the concept of romanticism as it is surrounded by scenic beauty.
  • Heidelberg Castle – It is very common to find Castles in Europe, but some of the castles are known to have different features attractively. The Heidelberg castle is popular of its kind; the castle can be reached from a mountain railway alongside in an effective way. The entire castle is built with the help of red necklaa sandstone dated back somewhere in the 16th century in German Renaissance architecture.

How to Reach Heidelberg

Heidelberg is one of the popular cities in the country of Germany and known to have a lot of tourists on a regular basis. Heidelberg is situated in the south-west region of the country. Heidelberg takes an hour drive from both Frankfurt to the south and Stuttgart to the north effectively.

Airports to reach Heidelberg – As the city of Heidelberg does not have an independent airport, it is suggested to travel to either Frankfurt or Stuttgart to reach Heidelberg by road. The city of Heidelberg is an hour drive from both Frankfurt and Stuttgart, and it is easier to find cabs to reach the place from time to time.

Train connections – The railway station is centrally located in the city of Heidelberg. Tourists can travel to most of the cities in Europe through Train. Heidelberg connects to both regional towns and major cities in the country.

Travelling in Heidelberg

Travelling to Heidelberg is easier if a tourist manages to land either in Frankfurt or Stuttgart. There are a lot of cab and shuttle services available here, which makes it easy for people to reach Heidelberg in a quick span of time.

It is widely recommended for people to know well about the location before landing in Germany, as it helps them to save time and energy while enjoying the vacation. As Heidelberg is known to have a slightly colder environment in certain seasons, it is essential for people to carry necessary clothing to travel and enjoy the location in an effective way.

Best Time to Visit

The city offers oceanic climate, which helps people to enjoy the mild weather all through the year. As the city is a part of the coastal region of the country, it is evident that people would find decent weather conditions from time to time. It is recommended for people to visit Heidelberg to enjoy the best of all the seasons.

June to August – The summer of Heidelberg can be unpredictable sometimes, as the temperature can be anywhere between 20 to 30 degrees Celsius. It is suggested for people to avoid July and August, as it could be the hottest in the year.

December to February – If you are looking forward to enjoying the winter part of the city, it is recommended to visit anytime from December to February. The temperature can drop up to 3 degrees Celsius, and it is widely recommended for people to have enough clothing to handle the cold.

March to May – The city would have just taken a turn from winter and stepping into Spring. It is indeed a pleasure to watch spring, as you can see a beautiful natural lighting system and the enjoyable weather effectively. Most of the people would prefer to visit the city in springs, as it gives comfortable weather with an average temperature of around 11 degrees Celsius.

September to November – Autumn starts from September and continues till the November in the city. The season does not change much from the spring, but there will be a few temperature variations on a regular basis. The average temperature can range anywhere from 8 to 14 degrees Celsius.

What to Pack?

As the city of Heidelberg is known to have a lot of places to visit in terms of admiring both history and landscapes, it is necessary that tourists should have well-packed items to enjoy the holiday effectively. Temperature can get high sometimes because of its coastal conditions. It is essential to carry a set of accessories, which helps you beat the heat effectively.

As the city is filled with a lot of parks and monuments, it is necessary to have enough electronic gadgets to capture moments in an effective way. Like:

  • Camera
  • T-shirts
  • Sun scream
  • Sunglasses

Top Delicacies

Germany is one of the popular countries, which carries a rich history and civilisation effectively. As Germany is known to one of the oldest countries in the world, it is evident that their delicacies would be traditional and different. It is important to enjoy the local delicacies for tourists or visitors, as it enables tourists to understand the culture and the lifestyles of the country.

Some of the top delicacies available in eateries across the city

  • Currywurst
  • Bratkartoffein
  • Sauerbraten
  • Schnitzel
  • Spaetzle
  • Bratwurst
  • Maultaschen

Indian Restaurants in Heidelberg

Raja Rani Restaurant

  • Located at: Friedrichstr. 15, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
  • Cuisine: Indian, Asian
  • Contact No.: +49 6221 6530893

Indian Palace

  • Located at: Karlsruher Str. 74, 69126 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
  • Cuisine: Indian, Asian
  • Contact No.: +49 6221 600710

Taj Mahal Tandoori

  • Located at: Bergheimer Str. 134, 69115 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg
  • Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian-Friendly
  • Contact No.: +49 6221 166461

Shopping List Essentials

After exploring all the famous places in Heidelberg, save the day for shopping. It is one of the most popular things to do in Heidelberg. The shopping list usually depends on the individual. It is import to know different kinds of things, which are known to be available in the region. As Heidelberg is a peaceful city located on the beach side, it is evident that people here are passionate about food. It is essential for tourists to choose the best products to buy, as most of the shops and malls offer quality products.

There are various markets available in the city, which helps you to see various products to add them to your shopping list.

Some of the top products in shopping list are:

  • Chocolates
  • Ancient styled jewellery
  • Cloths
  • Books and documents
  • Souvenirs and gifts

Healthcare Centers

It is very much essential to be in touch with a health centre or a hospital to handle emergency situations in an effective way. As most of the people would be suffering from different kinds of diseases and it is very much essential to know different health centres based on the travelling spots.

  • Wimpernverlangerung Heidelberg
  • Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg
  • Augenpraxisklinik Heidelberg
  • AOZ Augen-P Zentrum
  • Donum vitae regionalverband Heidelberg
  • Ilasik Zentrum Heidelberg


It is important for every tourist to find places to convert currency based on the requirement. As Germany is known to accept Euro and other plastic cards, it is evident that people would prefer to convert currency from time to time. Ensure to know different centres to convert currency in various parts of the city

Some of the common and easily located currency exchange service providers

  • Reise Bank AG
  • Money Gram
  • Exchange AG Deutschland
  • Reise Bank AG
  • Thomas cook reiseburo Heidelberg

Basics of Local Communication

(talk about the languages spoken in the location and basic etiquettes and give translation for the following phrases in the local language)

While exploring the Heidelberg one may hardly realise any language challenge. Though the local people prefer German, they are fluent in English as well. People are cordial and friendly. While exploring the city use, local phrase for communication and connect with them instantly. Here we are sharing some common phrase that one can easily use while communicating.

English German
Good morning Guten Morgen
My name is… Mein Name ist…
Where is…? Wo ist…?
Yes Ja
No Nein

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The following medical expenses are covered: 

  • Travel insurance includes medical expenses, repatriation, and emergency medical evacuation. Even dental care expenses such as acute anesthetic treatment of teeth are covered.

What is a deductible?

“Deductible”means a cost-sharing requirement under this policy, that provides that the insurer will not be liable for a specified rupee amount or percentage of claim amount or number of days or number of hours, as specified in the policy schedule and which will apply before any benefits are payable by the insurer. A deductible does not reduce the sum insured and is applicable per event, upto the specified limits mentioned.

What Is Not Covered Under the Travel Insurance Plan?

  • Medical Expenses (inclusive of Repatriation and Emergency Medical Evacuation), Daily Allowance in case of hospitalization, Compassionate Visit benefits, the following will not be payable for Any pre-existing condition, Routine examinations, Expenses for rest or recuperation at spa/ health resort/ sanatorium, Pregnancy (including childbirth, miscarriage, abortion or related complications ) or treatment relating to the removal of physical flaws or anomalies (cosmetic treatment or plastic surgery).
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  • Treatment which could be reasonably delayed until the Insured’s return to India, which will be decided jointly by the treating Physician and the Emergency Assistance Service Provider and shall be in accordance with accepted standards of medical care.
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What Is Covered Under Travel Insurance?

Loss of passport and documents:

Reimbursement of actual expenses incurred in connection with obtaining a duplicate or fresh passport or reasonable cost of replacing/obtaining the stolen documents/ tickets if the passport belonging to the Insured / Insured Person be lost

Home Fire Insurance Contents & Home Burglary Insurance (contents):

Cover against any loss or damage of the Contents at Home of the Insured in India caused by Fire and Allied perils or through burglary and/or housebreaking while the Insured is on a trip abroad.

Hijack Distress Allowance

Payment of distress allowance in case of hijack of a common carrier for more than certain number of hours whilst on the trip. You can easily avail the allowance by filing a claim online through Travel Insurance cover online process.

Medical Expensesinclusive of Repartration  and Emergency Medical Evacuation

If you are sick or injured during the journey, your medical expenses can prove to be costly. In such cases,  Travel Insurance cover greatly helps. The insurance company also offers a cashless settlement with the network hospitals or you can also opt for the reimbursement process within 30 days of hospitalization.

Legal Expenses

Payment of legal costs and expenses incurred by the Insured towards claims from third Parties for compensation in respect of death or disablement arising due to an injury whilst on a trip abroad.

Personal Accident

Payment of compensation if the Insured sustains accidental bodily injury during a trip resulting in death or Permanent Total Disablement or Permanent Partial Disablement within 12 months of occurrence of such injury.

Trip Cancellation/Or Interruption

Payment towards the non-refundable prepaid payments incurred on the trip being cancelled and additional cost of transportation in case of Interruption: due to medical problems, personal employment problems or natural disasters or other listed reason in policy wordings.

Trip Delay

 Reimbursement of additional expenses if trip is delayed beyond a period, due to airline problems, medical problems, personal employment problems or natural disasters.

 Daily Allowance in case of Hospitalisation

 Payment of daily allowance for the days the Insured is hospitalised beyond a specified number of days, as mentioned in the Policy Schedule, for which a valid claim is admissible under the Policy whilst on a trip abroad.Emergency Accommodation

 Payment of compensation for the additional cost of emergency accommodation if the Insured/ Insured Person could not stay in the accommodation originally booked due to ­fire& flood, earthquake, storm, hurricane, explosion, outbreak of major infectious diseases.

Why do I need Travel insurance?

During a trip there are chances of unfortunate events such as loss of checked in baggage, medical emergency, loss of passport that can spoil your international trip, be it business or leisure. Travel insurance can protect you from such events ensuring that you are left stuck in foreign land.