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30.04.2019 – 15:57

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Press Release: When sky and eyes sparkle in Heidelberg ...

Press Release: When sky and eyes sparkle in Heidelberg ...
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Heidelberger Schlossbeleuchtung Season 2019 begins on June 1

As every year, the popular Heidelberger Schlossbeleuchtungen will start on the 1st Saturday in June. From 10:15 pm onwards, Bengal fireworks will immerse the impressive castle ruins in a mystical red glow of fire and a fascinating brilliant firework display will not only sparkle the sky, but also the eyes of thousands of visitors.

The dates for the Schlossbeleuchtung in 2019 are June 1, July 13 and September 7.

The spectacle promises the audience not only breathtaking hours under the starry sky, but also tells a story: The glow of the Bengal fireworks recalls the destruction of the Heidelberger Schloss (Heidelberg Castle) by the troops of the Sun King Louis XIV in 1689 and 1693, while the fireworks go back to that which Elector Friedrich V had staged for his newly wed wife Elisabeth Stuart in 1613.

The always new, creative fireworks art can be enjoyed from the Neckar in a particularly atmospheric way. Guests and locals meet on the Neckarwiesen (banks of the Neckar) from the afternoon until the summer nights turn into a colorful sea of sparks. You are very close to the action on a ship of the Weissen Flotte (White Fleet). Another tip: From the famous Philosophenweg (Philosophers' Walk), one of the most beautiful European high-level trails, the audience enjoys an incomparable view of the illuminated Altstadt (Old Town) panorama.

On Saturday and Sunday the Nepomuk-Terrasse (Nepomuk Terrace) on the northern side of the Alte Brücke (Old Bridge) provides best entertainment with music and a beer garden. In addition, visitors can expect culinary delicacies at various Altstadt squares.

Please note: There are no parking spaces at the Nepomuk-Terrasse. Due to the construction work for the fireworks, the Alte Brücke is completely closed to pedestrians and traffic from 5:00 pm. All closures will be lifted after the end of the event around 11.00 pm.

Additional information are available at

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

Heidelberg Marketing GmbH

Neuenheimer Landstraße 5

69120 Heidelberg

Press contact:

Steffen Schmid, phone +49 6221 58-40230,


Photo 1: The Heidelberger Schlossbeleuchtungen promise atmospheric nights also in 2019.

Photo 2: The Schloss shines blood red in memory of its destruction.

Photo 3: The Heidelberger Schlossbeleuchtungen can be experienced particularly atmospherically from the Nepomuk-Terrasse or the Neckarwiesen.

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Kind regards

Steffen Schmid
Director Marketing

Heidelberg Marketing GmbH
Neuenheimer Landstraße 5
69120 Heidelberg
Phone +49 6221 58-40230
Phone +49 6221 58-40200 (main office)
Fax +49 6221 58-40222