A completely new English guidebook about Heidelberg has just been published.
Concise, informative and beautifully illustrated, its convenient format â€“ just under 5 inches square â€“ means that it literally fits into almost every pocket. The book succinctly presents the essential highlights of Heidelberg`s fascinating history, along with its famous sights and useful maps to help visitors find their bearings. Excellent photographs make Heidelberg compact the perfect souvenir of a stay in GermanyÂ´s oldest University City. For those wishing to learn even more about the city and its extraordinary Castle, a larger version is available in English: Fascinating Heidelberg, which also includes unique transparencies that enable the reader to compare the appearance of the city today with that before the major destruction of 1693.
This larger book and its â€œsmaller brotherâ€ were both initiated by the head of HeidelbergÂ´s Tourist Office, Vera Cornelius, who also wrote the text with tourist in mind. The British photographer, Andrew Cowin, who has been resident here for over 25 years, not only provided the photos but also adapted the English text specifically to the needs of non-German visitors. Heidelberg Compact is also available in French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese and Chinese. A price of just 6 Euro makes it the ideal companion for those with time to explore one of GermanyÂ´s best-loved destinations. Afterwards, this attractive guidebook will also help to keep your memories of your stay alive and well â€¦. and perhaps tempt you to return.
For those taking a guided tour of the city, it is possible to order Heidelberg Compact in the language of your choice. Your guide will then have a copy ready for you. Price 6 Euros.