Culture, excursions and sightseeing

in and around Heidelberg

We have put together a few excursion destinations and city highlights that you can easily reach from Rauenberg:

Heidelberg (20 km)

An absolute highlight!

Heidelberg Castle, Castle Terrace and Castle Garden | Old Town | Guided Hikes | Mountain Railway | Fairy Tale Paradise at the Königstuhl | Philosophers' Path | Neckar Boat Trip | Heidelberg Museum World with Numerous Museums | Falconry | Festivals | Botanical Garden | Heidelberg Christmas Market



Speyer (28 km)

The more than 2000-year-old imperial city of Speyer has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981.

Places of interest: Speyer Cathedral | Old Town | Historic City Hall | Holy Trinity Church | Memorial Church | Catholic Church of St. Joseph | Cathedral Garden | St. Dominic's Monastery | St. Magdalene's Monastery | Old Gate | Maximilian Street | Medieval City Wall | Old Mint | Water Tower | Historical Museum of the Palatinate (Roman and Medieval exhibits, special exhibitions)

Leisure: adventure cruises on the Rhine and the Old Rhine | cycling routes from Bruchsal to Speyer and from Speyer to Neustadt an der Weinstraße | classic starting point for the Way of St. James to Santiago de Compostela | shopping, markets, etc.



Schwetzingen (23 km)

Garden art | musical and culinary delights | summer residence with magnificent palace garden | city center with restaurants and cafés | many attractive stores to stroll through

From the spacious palace square, Carl-Theodor-Strasse runs as a dead straight axis ("Palatina") to Heidelberg's local mountain, the Königstuhl. Schwetzingen's historic town center invites you to take a tour of the town along the "Historic Trail".



Mannheim (35 km)

Where the Neckar and Rhine flow together, urbanity, culture and nature blur into an extraordinary mix.

Baroque palace with probably the most beautiful university in Germany | "Little Istanbul" market district | Jungbusch trendy district - anchorage for musicians and creative people | Luisenpark - Mannheim's green oasis. Tip: Ride the Gondolette! | Chinese teahouse with over 30 typical teas and Chinese dumplings ...



Even more cities worth seeing ...

  • St. Leon-Rot (7 km): St. Leoner See recreational area
  • Hockenheim (17 km): Motor Sport Museum | Formula 1 races in summer | DTM races in spring and late spring | Garden Show Park of the 1991 State Garden Show | Tobacco Museum
  • Walldorf (8 km): Motor and gliding flight, parachuting | Kart and motocross track | Miniature golf in the AQWA bath and sauna park | Museum in the Astorhaus | Forest nature trail in Reilinger Eck
  • Bad Schönborn (9 km): Wellness and health park "TherMarium" with bathing and sauna area, physiotherapy and spa area
  • Sinsheim (15 km): THERMEN & BADEWELT SINSHEIM | Rhine-Neckar-Arena | City and Freedom Museum | Steinsberg Castle, Compass of the Kraichgau | Car and Technology Museum
  • Bruchsal (29 km): Baroque castle with castle garden, castle museum | Baroque church of St. Peter | Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments | Municipal Museum

Hockenheimring (20 km)

Home of the world famous motorsport race track. Immerse yourself in the world of motorsports with a race cab ride in a Porsche, Audi or Ferrari, insider guided tour through the myth of the Motodrom or a self-guided ride in a race car. Children's program items such as go-kart rides, guided tours, rallies.

Motor-Sport-Museum: on more than 2,000 sqm motorcycles and racing cars from all eras of racing. History of the Hockenheimring, multi-media show, racing simulator, guided tours.

E-Kart track: with high-performance RiMO e-karts. Perfect for groups, company parties, birthdays ...



Pre Zero Arena (15 km)

One of the most attractive and modern soccer stadiums in Germany. Since its completion in early 2009, the stadium has been the home ground of the Bundesliga club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. The Rhein-Neckar-Arena is used for the home games of the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim first team and was, for example, one of the venues at the 2011 Women's World Cup. Tour the stadium at your leisure on a group or individual tour.



Amusement parks (within 1 - 2 hours by car)

Erlebnispark Tripsdrill: over 100 attractions for young and old, for those with a thirst for knowledge or the brave: petting zoo and game park | wild water gun ride | roller coaster | skill course | insights into peasant life around 1800 ...

Holidaypark Hassloch: lots of fun, action and extraordinary attractions, for example: antique horse carousel | Free Fall Tower | Falkenstein Castle | wild water rides | various roller coasters ...

Europapark Rust: one of the largest amusement parks in the German-speaking region with over a hundred rides and shows from 16 different themed areas. An absolute highlight of the region.


Fun4You (8 km)

At Fun4You in Wiesloch, you can actively let off steam: the climbing tower (with 90 stations), the soccer hall and the beach sports area with beach volleyball offer plenty of opportunities to let off steam and test your skills.

In the summer months, a spacious beer garden | CocoBeach (sand, palm trees, beach chairs, deck chairs and lounge furniture for that vacation feeling) with a barbecue station and a shisha and cocktail bar complete the offer. Nightly campfire romance | sports bar and restaurant Papi's as a location to celebrate, have fun or relax.


Technology museums (30 min. by car)

Technik Museum Sinsheim: Time travel through the milestones of the history of technology: Fully accessible supersonic jets and other aircraft | hundreds of noble classic cars | high-performance motorcycles | racy sports cars | colorful dragsters | powerful agricultural machinery, Formula 1 legends | nostalgic racing bikes | huge steam locomotives | extensive militaria | special exhibitions and vehicle meetings.

Technik Museum Speyer: Europe's largest space and remarkable naval exhibition | various airplanes | classic oldtimers | racing motorcycles | historic fire engines | enormous steam locomotives | mechanical musical instruments | Every year in May, the museum comes to life: At Brazzeltag®, there are cubic capacity monsters, horsepower giants and curiosities to experience live.


Klima Arena - climate arena (19 km)

Knowledge transfer with games, fun and excitement - the KLIMA ARENA offers an extraordinary experience for the whole family. The interactive exhibition shows everything interesting about climate change, the environment and nature conservation. In the theme park there are playgrounds and the opportunity to experience nature up close. Excursion, event and discovery.

Would you like to get to know the KLIMA ARENA and be guided through the exhibition and theme park by experts? Whether it's an after-work event, a company outing, a birthday or a family celebration - the Climate Arena offers individual and group tours, even with a champagne reception.



Frequently asked questions

You have the possibility to pre-order packed lunches at the hotel, which you can take with you everywhere.

We offer guided wine tastings for 10 people or more directly in our house.
You also have the possibility to do a wine tasting on your own at any time in our wine lounge. Here, in addition to 6 wines from our own cultivation, there are also 6 regional and international drops each.


We have some nice playgrounds in Rauenberg. In the immediate vicinity is a small zoo. Also interesting are the high ropes course "Fun 4 You" in Wiesloch, the amusement park "Tripsdrill" or the technology museums in Sinsheim and Speyer.

The climate arena in Sinsheim offers a worldwide unique highlight:
Games, fun and excitement - the KLIMA ARENA offers an extraordinary experience for the whole family. The interactive exhibition shows everything you need to know about climate change, the environment and nature conservation. In the theme park there are playgrounds and the opportunity to experience nature up close.

The cultural highlight of our region is Heidelberg, only 20 km away. The former Electoral Palatinate residence city is known for its picturesque old town on the Neckar River, the imposing castle and the longest pedestrian zone in Europe.

Other cultural destinations include Schwetzingen (Baroque palace, which is known for its harmony and beauty of the palace garden) and Speyer (Kaiserdom zu Speyer - with the largest preserved Romanesque church in Europe).

The Palm Paradise in Sinsheim promises pure vacation feeling and relaxation:
9 exclusive sauna attractions with different themes and degrees of warmth await you here in the Vitalttherme. Among other things, you will also find the Koi Sauna, which at 166.6m² has secured an entry in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest sauna in the world.
For a little more action with the kids, the indoor pools Bellamar and Miramar are recommended. Also interesting are the numerous bathing lakes, which are easily accessible by bike.