The picturesque city of Heppenheim is located only few kilometres away from the metropolitan area Rhine-Main-Neckar between Odenwald and Ried Regions. When strolling through Heppenheim’s historic centre, history can virtually be felt: medieval half-timbered houses, romantic narrow alleys and idyllic places mark the picture of the district town which is also referred to as the city of wine and festivals. High above Heppenheim the Starkenburg – Starkenburg Castle can be found. Spring in Heppenheim stands for sun-spoiled vineyards and blossoming fruit trees and summer stands for theatre "im Hof und uff de Gass" – "court and street theatre", Bergsträßer Weinmarkt – Bergstrasse Wine Festival and much more. When autumn colours the leaves yellow and red and the vineyards appear in the very special light of autumn, a trip to Heppenheim will always be a wonderful experience. Then, vine gathering always keeps the winegrowers busy and the smell of new wine and onion tart is in the air. Heppenheim's "Laternenweg" - "Lantern Walk" is a great experience at any time of the year.