You will find yourself working hard on your courses at the Universität Heidelberg, but that doesn't mean you won't have time for travel. You can use some of your weekends, holidays, and the long break between semesters to explore Europe.
The central location of Heidelberg in the heart of Europe with excellent train connections make it an ideal 'home base' for travel. In just a few hours by train you can read most major European cities (refer to the map below for more detail).
Heidelberg is also conveniently located near Frankfurt Airport, the busiest airport in Germany, and Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, a major hub for many budget airlines, with good connections by train and bus. Through the many airlines and train routes, Heidelberg can be your starting point to goanywhere in Europe you like.