Highlights of Heppenheim

Half-timbered houses, fine wines and old legends
 
Discover the highlights of the southernmost district city of Hesse in one day. Come on, breathe in history while strolling on narrow, winding streets and alleys of Heppenheim's old town with its picturesque half-timbered houses. During the guided tour of the historic centre, you will discover witnesses of the past such as the Kurzmainzer Amtshof, the historic market place and the „Dom der Bergstrasse“ - St. Peter's Church.
 
After the guided tour of the historic centre, you will discover the city’s landmark – Starkenburg Castle. Enjoy the stunning view of the Bergstrasse region. Learn about the castle’s exciting history and listen to romantic and tragic legends associated with the castle. Afterwards you will visit a nearby restaurant for lunch. There you will have an opportunity to taste regional as well as Odenwald specialities and the famous apple cider.
After the break, you will start your walking tour of the Heppenheim vinyards. An expert guide of the Bergsträsser Winzer eG will accompany you on the „Erlebnispfad Wein und Stein“ – „wine and stone experience path“. Between Heppenheim and Bensheim you will hear interesting facts on topics covering the wine, grape varieties, geology and climate. You will have the opportunity to taste three fine wines.
 
• tour of Heppenheim’s old town
• tour of Starkenburg Castle
• lunch in a regional restaurant (drinks are not included)
• tour of the vineyards, wine tasting (approx. 2.5 hours)
 
Price:
Groups up to 25 persons: 725.00 € (flat-rate price)
Groups more than 25 persons: price upon request
 
The day trip will start at approx. 10:00 am and end at 7.30 pm. The price calculation is based on a self-organised journey to Heppenheim and transportation in an own coach. Please inform us in advance, if the group members should not be able to do the hiking tour. We will then organise an alternative programme. Please note the following: from the parking area below the castle, there is an approximately 15-minute hike up the mountain to the castle. Upon request, we will also be pleased to arrange for hotel accommodations for your group.
 
Alternatively, there can be a wine tasting session at the Winzergenossenschaft, winegrower’s cooperative instead of the hiking tour.