The Deutschhof: Historical core of the city of Heilbronn. Photo: Heilbronn Marketing GmbH/Roland Schweizer
Since the Bundesgartenschau 2019 at the latest, Heilbronn has been known as a lively city on the Neckar, 50 km north of Stuttgart. Most of the buildings of “old Heilbronn” fell victim to the heavy air raid on December 4th, 1944. Fortunately, some important historical buildings survived the war or were later rebuilt.
Kilianskirche with Comedian Fountain. Photo: Heilbronn Marketing GmbH/Roland Schweizer
Highlights worth seeing in Heilbronn include the historic town hall with its astronomical art clock and the Gothic Käthchenhaus, named after the title heroine of Heinrich von Kleist’s drama “Käthchen von Heilbronn”. The Kilianskirche is the most important architectural work of art in the city and contains a late Gothic carved altar worth seeing.
The “Successful Rabbit” in front of the Marrahaus. Photo: Heilbronn Marketing GmbH/Roland Schweizer
Along the Neckar River, which significantly shapes the city center, there are interesting artistic viewpoints. From the Friedrich Ebert Bridge, the view opens up to the Marrahaus, built in 2016, and the sculpture “Successful Rabbit” by Heinrich Brummack from Schwäbisch Hall. The gastronomy along the “Neckarmeile” is also flourishing successfully.