Heidelberg is Germany’s oldest and most famous university town and is known for its baroque Alstadt, vibrant student atmosphere, traditional pubs and enchanting castle, which draw 3 million visitors a year. The compact city is easily explored on foot; take the famous Philosopher's Walk with a beautiful view of the city, sample the bistros, bars, boutiques and cinemas and spend an evening in Germany's oldest jazz club, Cave 54.
The staff at OISE Heidelberg make every effort to make each student's stay as culturally and socially enriching as possible, offering a carefully organised programme of events. Students go on a guided tour of the town and sightsee at local places of interest including Heidelberg Castle. There are also visits to museums, galleries, concerts, festivals and theatres, as well as boat trips down the river Neckar, visits to local breweries and pubs and special trips to local industry for executives and interested students.
Students in Heidelberg can expect comfortable homestay accommodation with hosts who enjoy the company of students and have a genuine interest in helping them to develop fluency in German. There are single rooms with desks available as well as rooms with ensuite bathrooms. High standards are maintained with special attention to students' comments and inspections by OISE Heidelberg's accommodation officer. OISE can assist with alternative arrangements in Heidelberg such as hotels or apartments.
Heidelberg is well served by Frankfurt airport, with flights to London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Brussels and beyond. The smaller Mannheim City Airport has flights to Berlin. Heidelberg train station gives access to all major German cities and other European regions.