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No ordinary district

Out and about

Until just a few years ago, the area now occupied by the Bahnstadt district was largely derelict land occupied by unused railway tracks. Today it is a place of vibrancy and laughter, work and relaxation. Distances within Bahnstadt are short, whether for everyday shopping, an hour or two of adventure at one of the themed playgrounds, or an evening of live music. In the truest sense of the term, Bahnstadt has grown from nothing to become the lively quarter it is today, typical for Heidelberg in its popularity with residents and visitors alike, and with much to offer. So Bahnstadt is by no means an ordinary district – although perhaps the best way to find that out is at first hand by following the Bahnstadt trail.

Bahnstadt trail

Bahnstadtpromenade (Photo: Buck)

Why is Bahnstadt a model for sustainable building? Why is the children’s daycare facility like an island? Where do the Bahnstadt lizards live?

Explore and learn the answers to these and many other questions on an audiovisual journey through the Bahnstadt district.

Leisure activities

beach volleyball and basketball court at Güterhallen (Photo: Buck)

Bahnstadt is a great place for downtime. From sport to culture, from letting off steam to moments of quiet contemplation – the possibilities are endless.

Alone or with a partner, with the family or with friends. There’s always something going on in the new district. Boredom? No such thing here!


concert (Photo: Felix Huth)

Heidelberg is famous for its cultural highlights. And Bahnstadt offers distractions for culture vultures of every kind.

The many different events venues offer visitors a broad range of entertainment – from classical to techno, from blockbuster movies to puppet theater.