Heidelberg (Germany)

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Heidelberg cruise port

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Local Time
2021-05-16 05:47

min: 47 °F (8 °C) / max: 60 °F (16 °C) 48°F
Wind: 208°/ 3 m/s  Gust: 8.4 m/sWind: 208°/ 3 m/s  Gust: 8.4 m/sLight breeze
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Min / Max Temperature60 °F / 16 °C
47 °F / 9 °C
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Heidelberg is a Neckar River (Rhine River) cruise port and city in Germany's Baden-Wurttemberg state (Rhine-Neckar metro region in south-western Germany). By population (around 150,000), the city is ranked state's 5th-largest - after Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Mannheim and Freiburg im Breisgau. Neckar River flows into Rhine River approx 22 km (14 ml) northwest (in Mannheim).

Heidelberg (Germany)

Among town's best-known landmarks are Heidelberg University (Germany's oldest), Heidelberg Castle, Old Town (baroque-style architecture), Philosophenweg (Philosophers' Walk), churches, Carl Bosch Museum, Deutsches Verpackungsmuseum (packing and wrapping goods), Kurpfalzisches Museum (Roman archeological artifacts).

Heidelberg (Germany) river cruise port

Altstadt (Old Town) is on the river's south bank and dominated by Heidelberg Castle's ruins above the river (on Konigstuhl hill's steep slopes). Hauptstrasse (Main Street) has length approx 2 km (1 ml) running Altstadt's entire length.

City's current-day economy is heavily based on service industries, including tourism, as annually the city attracts over 3,5 million tourists. Printing and publishing are other major industries. Largest employers are Walldorf (IT center) and SAP (software corporation). Here are also the headquarters of HeidelbergCement AG (DAX-listed corporation, currently ranked world's largest producer of construction aggregates, 2nd-largest in cement and 3rd-largest in ready-mixed concrete).

Through western Heidelberg runs Bundesautobahn 5 (highway) connecting to Frankfurt am Main (north) and Karlsruhe (south). Bundesautobahn 656 starts west of the town and connects to Mannheim. Both highways meet at city's intersection. B656 connects to B6 at the Mannheim intersection (towards Stuttgart). Bundesstrasse 3 (Frankfurt–Karlsruhe) also runs through the city (north–south), while east–west runs Bundesstrasse 37 (Mannheim–Eberbach). Both intersect at Bismarckplatz (in downtown). Bundesautobahn 535 starts in the south and connects to Schwetzingen. Hauptbahnhof (Central Train Station) is on the Rhine Valley Railway served by InterCityExpress (high-speed trains) and by Euro City trains.

As cruise port, Heidelberg is regularly included in the schedules of Europe's largest river cruise companies, among which Viking, Avalon Waterways, CroisiEurope, Scylla (Tauck, Riviera Travel), Nicko Cruises.

(Viking) 7-day itinerary between homeports Basel and Amsterdam

Date / TimePort
01 Jun 01:00 - 21:00Departing from Basel, Zurich, Switzerland
02 JunBreisach am Rhein, Germany
03 JunKehl-Strasbourg, Germany-France
04 JunHeidelberg, Germany
04 JunRudesheim am Rhein, Germany
05 JunKoblenz, Germany
06 JunCologne, Germany
07 JunKinderdijk, Holland
08 Jun 02:00Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland

(Avalon) 7-day itinerary between homeports Amsterdam and Basel, prices from ~USD 2400 pp

Date / TimePort
25-26 Jun (overnight)Departing from Amsterdam, Holland
27 JunCologne, Germany
28 JunKoblenz, Germany
28 JunRhine Gorge
28 JunRudesheim am Rhein, Germany
29 JunMainz, Germany
29 JunHeidelberg, Germany
30 JunKehl-Strasbourg, Germany-France
01 JulBreisach am Rhein, Germany
02 JulArriving in Basel, Zurich, Switzerland

(CroisiEurope) 8-day itinerary between homeports Kehl and Remich, prices from ~USD 1400 pp

Date / TimePort
09 Jun 17:00Departing from Kehl-Strasbourg, Germany-France
10 Jun 02:00Mannheim, Germany
10 Jun 12:00 / 11 Jun 06:00 - 06:00 (overnight)Heidelberg, Germany
11 Jun 14:00Mainz, Germany
11 Jun 22:00 / 12 Jun 11:00 - 11:00 (overnight)Frankfurt am Main, Germany
12 Jun 17:00 / 13 Jun 07:00 - 07:00 (overnight)Rudesheim am Rhein, Germany
13 Jun 10:30Koblenz, Germany
13 Jun 18:00 / 14 Jun 12:00 - 12:00 (overnight)Cochem, Germany
15 Jun 01:00Trier, Germany
15 Jun 16:00Saarburg, Germany
16 Jun 07:00 - 07:00Luxembourg City
16 Jun 12:00 / 17 Jun 09:00 - 09:00 (overnight)Arriving in Remich, Luxembourg


Port Heidelberg cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Heidelberg, Germany. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

6 June, 2021
Mystic Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Heidelberg12:0005:00
6 June, 2021
Mystic Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Casanova12:0005:00
9 June, 2021
Emerald Cruises Cruises cruise lineEmerald Luna
10 June, 2021
Scylla Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Emily Bronte
15 June, 2021
Emerald Cruises Cruises cruise lineEmerald Star
17 June, 2021
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise linems Lafayette12:0006:00
21 June, 2021
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Idi
22 June, 2021
Emerald Cruises Cruises cruise lineEmerald Star
26 June, 2021
Mystic Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Heidelberg13:0018:00
26 June, 2021
Mystic Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Casanova13:0018:00
27 June, 2021
Scylla Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Lord Tennyson
29 June, 2021
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Idi
30 June, 2021
Emerald Cruises Cruises cruise lineEmerald Destiny

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