We would like to encourage ALL students to participate in an activity outside the
academic environment in order to meet and build a close relationship with Germans.
The friendships you form can be among the closest you make during your stay in Heidelberg
and might even last beyond your studies in Germany. We will help you find the best
way to get involved and will assist you in making the initial contact. Please let
us know if you have any questions or suggestions of your own.
Do you miss dancing? Sign up for Ballet or other dance classes at a local Ballet School.
For more information, please go to: http://www.heidelbergballett.de/
How about singing with a German choir? The Provicanto Choir meets next door at the Providence Church for rehearsals from
8:00 to 9:30 pm every Wednesday evening.
For more information, please visit: http://www.provicanto.de/
- Kinderreich- After School Program
Each semester, several committed students choose a day of the week to spend two hours
in the afternoon to play with the children at Kinderreich. This service project started out in the year 2009, when a Pepperdine student came
to Heidelberg with boxes full of Lego and the idea to spend his time and passion for
Lego with children in need. Today, students still take this bag of Lego with them
when they go to Kinderreich to brighten up the day and lives of the children at this after-school program.
We also plan a Pepperdine Project each Spring Semester, to give more students the opportunity to serve the children
at Kinderreich. http://www.kinderreich-ev.de/
- Studentmission in Deutschland (SMD)
Meet with other Christians to sing and share your faith! SMD meetings take place biweekly on Monday evenings on Plöck 16 (opposite back entrance to Kaufhof).
For more information, please visit: http://www.smd-heidelberg.de/wordpress/
Meet with other students to play Basketball, Frisbee, Table Tennis, Volleyball! Or
how about trying Swing-Dance and Rock'n Roll? After purchasing a Gästekarte you can participate in Uni-Sport from mid-October to mid-April. Please drop by the
office to fill out the necessary form and bring a photo!
For more information, please visit: http://www.hochschulsport.issw-hd.de/
Tired of just sitting around and studying? Join a Pilates or Yoga class. For more
information on courses and prices, please go to: http://www.pilatesundpoweryoga.de/
- "Being part of the Pepperdine language program has been extremely rewarding. I didn't
just learn the language better, but discovered so many interesting things about the
American people and their culture. Still, the best thing would have to be that I met
so many great people and made friends for a lifetime."
Eva Weber, Universität Heidelberg (HCA)
"Having a language partner was such an incredible opportunity, and a crucial part
of my abroad experience. It was so amazing to have a German friend my age to not only
practice the language with but also talk about topics spanning from cultural differences
to favorite T.V. shows and hobbies. Sometimes my partner Eva and I would watch American
T.V. together in German when we hung out, which was super fun and also helpful with
learning the language! Usually we met up at least once every week either somewhere
on Hauptstraße or the Universität Heidelberg cafeteria, but no matter what we did
it was always so much fun! I am so grateful for this lifelong friend."
Hannah Patterson, Pepperdine University
- If you would like to know more about being a language partner or if you would like
to sign up for a language partner, please contact Academic Coordinator Christina Wuttke .
Museums and Galleries
- The Art Association- Heidelberg
Founded in 1869, the Heidelberger Kunstverein is one of the largest and oldest art
organizations in Germany. One of the main focuses of the organization is to support
... read more.
The Bonsai Museum opened in 1985 as the first museum of its kind. It currently displays
around 100 trees from all over the world. In addition to the exhibits inside, ...
"Primitive art in the 20th century". That is what can be found in the Cajeth House
Museum. This unique collection of artwork is comprised of paintings that won't ...
Professor, technician, chemist, director of BASF and IG Farben, and Nobel Prize winner
(1931). This was Carl Bosch. On the grounds of his villa, in the building that ...
- German Sinti and Roma Cultural Center
The Sinti and Roma peoples, (commonly but incorrectly referred to as Gypsies), are
two of the many minorities that live in Europe. The cultural center in Heidelberg
... read more.
Founded in 1919, the Ethnographical Museum has both permanent and rotating collections
comprised of arts and ethnographical objects from Asia, Africa, and the Pacific. ...
Friedrich Ebert was the son of a tailor who, in 1920, became the first democratically
elected president of Germany. His memorial, which is located in the house where he
... read more.
- German Museum of Packaging
Ever wonder what the original UHU glue packaging looked like? Curious as to how Pelican
ink acquired its name? Well, wonder no more. The German Museum of Packaging ... read more.
- Museum of Ecclesiastical Arts
This unique museum is located inside the Church of the Jesuits. A collection of ecclesiastical
art from the 17th -19th centuries, it contains sculptures, liturgical ... read more.
The Museum of Ancient Art, part of the University of Heidelberg, is the largest archaeological
collection in a German University. The collection contains two areas ... read more.
The main focus of the Museum of the Palatinate, located in the Morass Palace, is the
history of the Palatinate region and the city of Heidelberg. The collections in the
... read more.
While working in Heidelberg at the psychiatric hospital, Hans Prinzhorn grew the existing
collection of patients' artwork. By the time he published his book in 1922, ... read more.
- Café Knösel - Untere Straße 37, 69117 Heidelberg
T: 06221 7272754
- Emma Café-Bar - Hauptstraße 129, 69117 Heidelberg
T: 06221 6535726
- Lunch/Dinner Take-away
- Big Pommes - Hauptstraße 83, 69117 Heidelberg
Pick up a Döner Box for a quick and delicious lunch to go!
- Dynastie - Bergheimer Straße 1A, 69115 Heidelberg
T: 06221 602528
Chipotle-style served Asian food. Try their delicious Chicken Chow Min!
- Gino's Pizzeria - Hauptstraße 113, 69117 Heidelberg
T: 06221 27319
More than just serving delicious and inexpensive pizza, Gino's serves a great Gino's
- Kebap Haus - Hauptstraße 173, 69117 Heidelberg
A short walk down the Hauptstraße will take you to one of Heidelberg's best places
- Sahara - Hauptstraße 167, 69117 Heidelberg
T: 06221 6595853
Sahara is another Heidelberg favorite, with their Schwarma wraps being the most popular
- Special Treats
- Chocolaterie Yilliy - Haspelgasse 7, 69117 Heidelberg
T: 06221 6599364
- Chocolaterie St. Anna No 1 - St. Anna Gasse 1, 69117 Heidelberg
T: 06221 4340087
Chocolaterie St. Anna is best known for their delectable handmade chocolates.
The heiße Schokolade won't dissapoint either!
- Gelato Go - Hauptstraße 100, 69117 Heidelberg
Located right down the street from the classrooms, Gelato Go is where Heidelbergers
go for their gelato fix. Make sure to get some gelato before it's gone in the winter
- Lindt - Marktplatz 3, 69117 Heidelberg
Try the hot chocolate, made of steamed milk and your choice of liquid chocolate –
milk, dark, or white. You might even get a truffle or two with your drink!
- Local Restaurants
- Trattoria Toscana - Marktplatz 1, 69117 Heidelberg
T: 06221 28619
Hostels and Hotels
- Medium Price Range
- Superior Standard