If you want to stick with the familiar, you can stay at the Crowne Plaza Heidelberg, Kurfürstenanlage 1 (www.crowneplaza-heidelberg.de; tel. 06221/9170), in the center of town, offering all the comforts of a top-tier hotel but lacking any Heidelberg atmosphere. Doubles cost 135€ to 310€.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.