Just 58 mi/94 km north of Frankfurt and set among lovely tree-covered hills along the Neckar River, Heidelberg is one of Germany's most romantic cities.
It was the political center of the Lower Palatinate, but in the late 17th century the French King Louis XIV sacked it two times. The town was rebuilt in the baroque style that you see today.
During World War II, Heidelberg was not significantly damaged by Allied bombing, one reason it became the headquarters of the American forces in Europ... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2014 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.