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26.10.2018 – 15:50

Heidelberg Marketing GmbH

Press Release: Heidelberg's city tours are among the best in the world

Press Release: Heidelberg's city tours are among the best in the world
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Heidelberg's city tours are among the best in the world The "GetYourGuide" online platform honors guided tours of Heidelberg's Old Town.

"GetYourGuide", one of the largest platforms for booking travel activities, selects the guided tours through Heidelberg's Old Town as the best from several thousand offers. Changed times of the tours from November.

With the "Incredible Classic Experiences" award, Heidelberg Marketing GmbH's tours prevailed against competition from over 31,000 offers in 7,500 destinations. The award was presented by "GetYourGuide", the largest booking platform for travel activities. The excellent Altstadtrundgang (Walking Tour of the Old Town) is the most popular tour through Heidelberg and shows the baroque Old Town of Heidelberg with all its facets. The Heiliggeistkirche (Church of the Holy Spirit), Jesuitenviertel (Jesuit Quarter), Germany's oldest university and many other sights are also included.

Excellent guided tours

Nina Koch, Head of Sales at Heidelberg Marketing, is proud of the award and thanks the tour guides: "We are very happy about this award. Our guides are always there with a lot of heart and soul and therefore the award is deserved." From November to March, the classic of the Heidelberg city tours in German starts every Friday at 2:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in front of the Tourist Information at the Neckarmünzplatz.

Heidelberg Marketing GmbH has further tours in its program in addition to the tour of the Old Town. An overview can be found at https://www.heidelberg-marketing.de/en/tours.html. Tickets are available at the Tourist Information, outside opening hours from the Tourist Guides. Pre-orders are also possible via the Tourist Information (telephone +49 6221-5844444, e-mail: touristinfo@heidelberg-marketing.de, alternatively via the booking office of Heidelberg Marketing GmbH,

Phone +49 6221-5840223/-225, e-mail: guide@heidelberg-marketing.de).

Heidelberg on Wheels

Until the end of March the Stadtrundfahrt mit Schlossführung (City and Castle Sightseeing Tour) starts on Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. in German and at 11:30 a.m. bilingual in German and English. Until December 2018 the meeting point is the Neckarmünzplatz, from January 2019 the tour starts at Karlsplatz (Carl's Square). During the one-hour City and Castle Sightseeing Tour, the participants discover Heidelberg in the company of the tour guides from the comfort of the bus. Afterwards we will go up to the world-famous Heidelberger Schloss (Heidelberg Castle). After a tour of the castle through the inner courtyard and past the large barrel, you will return to the Old Town on the funicular railway (the entrance to the castle and the trip on the funicular railway are included in the ticket price).

The Cabriobus Sightseeing Tour starts daily in January and February at 12:00 a.m., 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. and in March from 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m. on the hour. The meeting point is the information board (bus stop) at Karlsplatz. The 40-minute open-top bus ride takes you from the Old Town to the Western Town with its Wilhelminian style and art nouveau houses and finally to Neuenheim with its magnificent villas. An audio guide in ten languages simultaneously provides information about the city and tips for excursions.

Tourist Information opening hours

Also in the winter months the Tourist Information teams are available to the guests of the city at the Hauptbahnhof (Main Station), in the Rathaus (Town Hall) and at the Neckarmünzplatz: at the Hauptbahnhof Monday to Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., in the Rathaus Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and at the Neckarmünzplatz Monday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Tourist Informations at the Hauptbahnhof and Neckarmünzplatz are also available for guests on the first three Sundays in Advent from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

About Heidelberg Marketing GmbH

Heidelberg Marketing GmbH, an associated company of the City of Heidelberg, plans, coordinates and implements measures within the framework of city marketing in Heidelberg. This also includes activities to promote tourism and the congress industry as well as the operation of the Heidelberg Kongresshaus Stadthalle (Convention Center) and the Tourist Information Center. Managing Directors of Heidelberg Marketing GmbH are Mathias Schiemer and Nicole Huber, Chairman of the Supervisory Board is Lord Mayor of Heidelberg Prof. Dr. Eckart Würzner.

Additional information can be found at www.heidelberg-marketing.de/en.html.

Heidelberg Marketing GmbH

Landstraße 5

69120 Heidelberg

Press contact:

Dr. Constantin Weber, phone +49 6221 58-40202, kommunikation@heidelberg-marketing.de

Captions:

Bild 1: Nina Koch, Leiterin Sales bei der Heidelberg Marketing GmbH, freut sich sehr über die Auszeichnung von "GetYourGuide".

Bild 2: Die Heidelberg Marketing GmbH hat für die 1,5-stündige Altstadtführung den "GetYourGuide"- Award 2018 erhalten.

Bild 3: Die beliebten Stadtrundfahrten mit Schlossführung gibt es auf Deutsch und Englisch.

Picture sources:

Photo 1: © Heidelberg Marketing GmbH, Fotograf: Janina Kresin

Photo 2: © Heidelberg Marketing GmbH/GetYourGuide

Photo 3: © Heidelberg Marketing GmbH, Fotograf: Tobias Schwerdt

Print free of charge - use of the photographs is free for journalist purposes for reporting in connection with the press release, provided that the source is named. We would be very happy to receive a voucher copy.

Kind regards

Dr. Constantin Weber
Director PR & Communication

Heidelberg Marketing GmbH
Neuenheimer Landstraße 5
69120 Heidelberg
GERMANY
Phone +49 6221 58-40202
Phone +49 6221 58-40200 (main office)
Fax +49 6221 58-40222
kommunikation@heidelberg-marketing.de
www.heidelberg-marketing.de