This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Heidenheim. To help you make friends with Heidenheim before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Heidenheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, is a town with a population of approximately fifty thousand in southern Germany near the border with Bavaria. Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria are the two states that form the south of the country. Heidenheim is connected to the European railway network, and therefore it is very easy to get there by train. If a train trip takes too long or you prefer a flight, check out the airports in Stuttgart and Nuremberg. Those are the closest international airports offering flights to many domestic as well as international destinations. From both airports, it takes two to two hours and thirty minutes to get to Heidenheim by train. Alternatively, rent a car -- the travel time is a lot shorter.
The most important sight is the Hellenstein Castle (in German, Schloss Hellenstein), which was built on a hilltop overlooking the town. The history of the Hellenstein Castle dates back to the eleventh century, when the construction of the castle started. In the sixteenth century the castle burned down and had to be reconstructed. On the site, you can find the so-called Kindlesbrunnen, a more-than-seventy-eight-meter-deep well with iron bars on top that look like a cage that protect children from falling in. It refers to the local legend that the babies in Heidenheim are not brought by the stork, but they get taken out of this well. If you like museums, check out the Museum im Römerbad displaying items from the Roman Empire and Museum Schloss Hellenstein, which is also located on the site of the castle.
The southern German town offers a couple of hotels, guesthouses, and holiday apartments. The supply is satisfactory for the size of the town. You can choose from small, simple accommodations as well as rather luxurious four-star places. In this part of Germany, the backpacking and hostel industry is not particularly big, and you won't find many Heidenheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany hostels. The facilities of your Heidenheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany hostel are clean but a bit old fashioned, and this sort of hostel in Heidenheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany focuses on school classes and families, although it is no problem to stay some days as a solo traveler.
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