Old Town

Scenic town centre with historic market square, Renaissance-half-timbered house (1551), Market fountain with Maria column (1729), former Liebig pharmacy, Kurmainzer Amtshof (1232).




"Cathedral" St. Peter`s

Of the former early medieval church building, only the north tower remains today. The lower part originates from the 11th century, the storeys above date from the middle of the 13th and 18th centuries.




Seat of the International Council of Christians and Jews and place of meeting where scientists, students and school pupils look into the writings of Buber. Tel.: 06252-93120




The observatory beneath the Starkenburg is ultra modern. Lectures, courses, observations and guided tours by appointment for groups, school classes and clubs. Tel.: 06252-798844


Planet route

On these routes one can explore the mighty dimensions of the solar system and by means of information boards learn about the nature and size of the planets. Beginning at the entry gate of the Starkenburg Observatory with the planet Pluto up to the sun. Tel.: 06252-798844

Lantern route

Anyone can dip into a fantastic, bygone world. The silhouettes illuminated by the street lamps lead from the medieval market square through narrow alleys to mysterious places and romantic corners of the historic old town.

Town tours, guided tours and further information can be obtained at:

Tourist Information Heppenheim, Tel.: 06252-131171 and 131172