For cultural getaways and romantic breaks to Germany, look no further than historic Heilbronn. Surrounded by vineyards on the northern Neckar basin and just an hour’s drive from Stuttgart, this picturesque city has plenty to please. Visit local landmarks like St. Kilian Church and the iconic astronomical clock on the Heilbronn town hall or, if you’re looking for fun things to do in Baden-Württemberg, then thrill-seekers will love the rides and amusements on offer at the Tripsdrill theme park. Plus, our stylish Premier Inn hotel in Heilbronn is a great base for getting the most out of your stay.
Hotels in Heilbronn
Places like Heilbronn
Why not extend your Germany city breaks explore other places like Heilbronn nearby? Our hotels in Stuttgart are just an hour’s drive away, and the capital of Baden-Württemberg has exciting attractions ranging from Wilhelma zoo to the iconic Mercedes-Benz Museum. Alternatively, you could book our Heidelberg hotels and explore landmarks like Heidelberg Castle on top of Königstuhl Hill.
Things to do in Heilbronn
Visit top tech attractions
For lovers of science and technology, visiting experimenta - Das Science Center is a must throughout your stay. This interactive science museum is one of the largest attractions in Germany of its kind and features interactive exhibitions, hands-on experiment stations and exciting demonstrations. The Technik Museum Sinsheim lets visitors explore everything from vintage cars to jets and locomotives, or, to experience how modern cars are made, why not visit the Audi Forum Neckarsulm?
Explore the great outdoors
What better way to spend your days out in Heilbronn than by soaking up some of the best local scenery? You’ll find all kinds of walking and hiking trails near the Neckar River, like the Wartberg mountain or the Erlebnispfad Heuchelberger Wald. Wine lovers on Baden-Württemberg breaks are in luck too – this area is well known for its local vineyards and wineries, so make sure you don’t miss out on a trip with a tipple.
Enjoy thrill rides and thermal baths
It's easy to see why the Tripsdrill theme park is one of the most popular places to visit near Heilbronn. Located just a 25-minute drive away from Heilbronn city centre, families and thrill seekers alike will love all the exciting activities and rollercoasters on offer, as well as the Wildlife Park! If you’d rather enjoy a little rest and relaxation, head over to the Thermen & Badewelt Sinsheim, the famous thermal baths that’s home to pools, saunas and an incredible Palm Paradise!
What are the nearest train stations in Heilbronn?
Heilbronn Central Station – or Heilbronn Hauptbahnhof as it’s known in German – is in the heart of the city, just a 10-minute walk away from the experimenta - Das Science Center and our Premier Inn Heilbronn City Centre hotel. You’ll find plenty of S-Bahn stations and bus stops dotted around the city too, so getting around Heilbronn couldn’t be easier.
What are the best places to eat in Heilbronn?
Baden-Swabian cuisine is rich and hearty, so you can look forward to enjoying all kinds of tasty meals on days out in Heilbronn. As well as delicious soups, local delicacies include Käsespätzle – similar to macaroni and cheese – and Spätzle egg noodles. Wine lovers will be in luck on Baden Württemberg breaks too – the city is surrounded by vineyards on the Neckar River, and the region is well known for producing delicious wines. Plus, when you’re looking for great places to eat breakfast near Heilbronn, our Baden Württemberg hotels have got you covered.
What are the best things to do in Heilbronn at night?
From clubs and bars in the heart of the city to live events at venues like the Concert and Congress Center Harmony, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Heilbronn at night. Stuttgart – the state capital of Baden Württemberg – is just an hour’s drive away from Heilbronn too, home to an exciting German nightlife scene as well as top venues like the Porsche Arena. Alternatively, you could always just enjoy a drink back at our Heilbronn bar.
What family friendly activities can you do in Heilbronn?
Looking for fun activities in Heilbronn to enjoy with the kids? You’ll have plenty of choice throughout your stay! There’s the Schwaigern Zoo, where little ones can meet the wild animals and visit a petting zoo. Feed their curiosity with a trip to the experimenta - Das Science Center, where kids of all ages can enjoy interactive exhibitions and more. Plus, the Tripsdrill amusement park is unmissable on family breaks in Germany.
What outdoor activities can you do in Heilbronn?
As well as just exploring this historic city on foot, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors when you visit Heilbronn. The Pfühlpark and Wertwiesenpark are two of the best places to spend a relaxing afternoon – enjoy a laid-back walk around the lake before relaxing on the grass. There’s also scenic spots like the Botanischen Obstgarten, plus the Heilbronn Town Hall exterior, where you’ll see iconic attractions like the Siebenröhrenbrunnen and the astronomical clock.
What indoor activities can you do in Heilbronn?
Whatever the weather in Heilbronn, you’ll have plenty to discover come rain or shine! Culture lovers won’t want to miss exploring the Städtische Museen Heilbronn, while the Thermen & Badewelt Sinsheim centre is ideal for romantic breaks in Germany. This palm-filled paradise is home to thermal baths, saunas and much more to help you relax and unwind. Alternatively, if you fancy shopping in Baden Württemberg, you’ll love a trip to the Stadtgalerie Heilbronn, one of the region’s most popular shopping centres.