Heidelberg scavenger hunt and city tourHeidelberg scavenger hunt and city tour was created to offer you the best way to explore a beautiful city of Germany. The picturesque ensemble of the castle, the Old Town, and the river Neckar surrounded by hills, which inspired the poets and artists of romanticism, still fascinates millions of visitors from all over the world today.
Explore Heidelberg, playing our scavenger hunt !
What to expect
- Uncover the highlights with an interactive smartphone app. Solve location-based riddles on this walking tour.
- Visit 10 of the most important attractions in the city as you walk. Stop and find clues at each attraction to reveal your next destination.
- Enjoy the challenge of using logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to finish the game.
- Feel the thrill of completing each riddle. Start or pause the tour whenever you want. See the city at your own pace.
- Read interesting information and facts. Stop to snap pictures as you go. Reveal an exciting a puzzle at the exterior of each attraction.
- Mobile app and login credentials
- Self guided tour
Important information about Heidelberg scavenger hunt
- Average duration: 1.5 hours including total walking time 38 minutes
- Walking Distance: 3 km
- Supported languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch
- Museum admission fees: Visits to museums and other attractions do not require a ticket, as the puzzles are related to
their outdoor areas. Admission is purely your choice.
Not suitable for…
- Wheelchair users
- People with mobility impairments
- Unaccompanied children
What to bring
- Weather-appropriate and comfortable clothing and shoes
- Charged smartphone
- Internet connection in case of the online-mobile application.
What you need to know about Heidelberg scavenger hunt ?
- No one will be waiting for you anywhere, it’s just you and your smartphones!
- You can start playing anytime, any day, every day! You can even pause your game and resume later or any other day within a year !
- You can use one language per serial number. If your group is multilingual, you will need to buy more games if you need more languages.
- There is no time limit for the game. You can complete it at any time at your own pace.
- Our game is completely outdoor, so it depends on the weather. The game can continue on the same day or another day if it is interrupted.
- Prefer to start the game in daylight, as the lack of light may make it difficult to solve puzzles. However, the game can still be played at night.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult. It is a nice and very educational activity for them if an adult helps them solve the puzzles and explains them.
- Puzzles do not require knowledge. Players must use their imagination, logic, combinatorial thinking and cooperation.
- Every attraction hides a puzzle ! The puzzles are independent and not connected to each other through a story. The goal is for players to interact with the attractions and their surrounding areas !
- Our game is completely covid19-free as it is an outdoor game!
Heidelberg scavenger hunt and city tour
Starting location: Bismarckplatz Park
Ending location: Altstadt
You will visit:
House for giant
Old Bridge Heidelberg
Altstadt and more
· House for giant – starting point of Heidelberg scavenger hunt
Heidelberg is a city that has a lot of castles because of its rich architectural history. So, there are a lot of castle ruins and historical sites, and it is what this city is famous for. While
There is no better place than this one to start exploring Heidelberg. This location was built in the early 18th century days as is shown by the architectural style of the building. It was used as a palace for a long time and since the 20th century, it has become the University of Heidelberg.
· Kurpfälzisches Museum
This museum of art and archeology was built in the 1870s and it contains a lot of artifacts related to artists and historians of Heidelberg as well as some other parts of Germany.
It is known as the university square that came into being in 1928. This landmark in Heidelberg is a place that has a lot of diversity as each side has different things to explore. However, one boundary of the square has the university buildings, and it is the reason it is known as the university square.
It is the largest church present in Heidelberg, and it not only has a stunning exterior, but the interior looks amazing as well. The whitewashed interior looks like no other building. Now known as the main catholic church, it was built in 1275 which took more than 4 decades to complete.
Buying traditional and cultural items from Heidelberg cannot be more fun than this. This place is the market square in Heidelberg where you can explore some new as well as old shops. Along with shopping, you can also stop by for some cultural feasts from the local sellers.
A bronze statue that dates back to the 15th century can be the perfect background for your pictures from the trip. It used to be a stone structure in the early days, and it was made to demonstrate that the Bishop has no power. This statue also gives an idea of self-reflection to the people of Heidelberg.
· Old Bridge Heidelberg
So, now you have had a lot of architectural and historic exploring and it is the right time for some scenic beauty. This bridge can be the right spot for that. The bridge that was built back in 1788 is still one of the most visited places in Heidelberg.
When you visit the old town of Heidelberg you have to visit this square to see what the old town looks like. This place dates back to the 13th century and the square has some important buildings in its surroundings including the town hall, Prinz Carl building, Graimberg Palace, and more. So, by visiting this place you can explore all of these places.
It is a place that was laid down in 1805 and in 1978 the fountain present in the square was made. This public place not only has amazing historical importance, but the architectural beauty of the place speaks for itself as well.
· Altstadt – ending point of Heidelberg scavenger hunt
Last but not least, Altstadt brings you to the Castle and it starts from Sofienstrasse. It is an old town that has a university in the middle as well and there are a lot of old buildings as well some old shops running down the families. While exploring this place you can visit the old Theodor Bridge as well.