The Neckarwiese in Neuenheim

Introducing Heidelberg this must also be mentioned: the local recreational area of Heidelberg attracts tall and small, old and young, locals just as much as travelers and visitors.

A huge grass field framed by numerous chestnut trees, only intermitted by some weeping willows and in between countless numbers of people.
While some are trying to get in shape, others stroll along with an ice-cream in their hand or sit on the lawn on blankets.

Where some people meet to play soccer or badminton or have other activities, where children are busy at the “famous”  water playground, others sit there to read a book or to have a BBQ with some friends in one of the secluded BBQ areas.And when one of the three Castle Illuminations each year takes place, this is the ideal area to enjoy it.