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Germany’s oldest university, a romantic old town with medieval charm and the surrounding landscape characterised by castles make Heidelberg one of the most popular destinations for a road trip. Hire a campervan or small motorhome in Heidelberg, and explore one of Germany’s most beautiful wine-growing areas. You can also reach Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland or France from Heidelberg in just a few hours in your roadsurfer campervan rental.
Getting to the station
From Mannheim Airport (MHG): From the airport, walk to “Neuostheim, Endstelle” and take train RNV5 toward “Schriesheim Bahnhof” to “Heidelberg, Bismarckplatz”. Transfer to RNV 26 train toward “Kirchheim, Friedhof” and get off at “Heidelberg, Rudolf-Diesel-Str”. From here, it’s a two-minute walk to our roadsurfer station.
Alternatively, you can take a Taxi / Uber (20 minutes).
From Heidelberg Central Station: From the station, take bus 717 toward “Schwetzingen” to “Montpellierbrücke Steig D”. From here, it’s a 3-minute walk to the roadsurfer station.
There is no parking available at the Heidelberg roadsurfer station.
Free 2nd driver included
Rebook or cancel with the Flex option up to 48 hours before departure
Free camping equipment and kitchen utensils included
Explore the picturesque Neckar Valley, visit the idyllic Schwetzingen Castle with its beautiful gardens or discover the Neckartal-Odenwald Nature Park with its impressive forests and hiking trails, all from the comfort of your campervan rental. Travelling with a motorhome means you have maximum flexibility and freedom and can experience nature up close. To make your road trip as successful and smooth as possible, we have some tips for your campervan hire from Heidelberg.
You can begin your road trip as soon as you pick up your keys in Heidelberg, trusting that your roadsurfer home on wheels is fully stocked. Your campervan comes with an awning, camping table and two chairs to enjoy the space outside of your vehicle. The kitchen box allows you to save money on eating out: you’ve got all the pots, pans, and utensils to cook up your own meals. There’s even a corkscrew and bottle opener, and a coffee pot, plus mugs for your morning coffee or tea, although you’ll want to bring dish towels, sponges, and eco-friendly dish soap. When you rent a small motorhome from Heidelberg you will need to bring your own bedding, or you can hire what you need from the roadsurfer station. Full details of what’s included in your motorhome hire, and our suggestions on what to bring along to your Heidelberg campervan holiday can be found in the equipment list.
The best time to rent a motorhome or campervan in Heidelberg is from May to September when the temperatures are a pleasant 19 to 25 degrees. There are a lot of festivals and cultural events happening in Heidelberg during these months. Visit the Heidelberg Stückemarkt between April and May, a theatre festival which premieres lots of exciting plays. Germany’s first international queer festival takes place also takes place in May. The Heidelberg Castle Festival takes place from June to August and has lots of open-air theatre performances and concerts in Germany’s best-known castle ruins. From the end of July to the beginning of August, you can admire modern art by street artists who transform entire building facades into works of art at the METROPOLINK Festival.
Before you start your road trip from Heidelberg, you need to fill up the fresh water tank to be able to use the sink, shower and toilet (depending on your model). Some petrol stations offer such a service and you can also use the foldable canister that you will find in your camper.
When your return your campervan rental, the grey water must be emptied. You can do this at the following find service station:
You can conveniently refuel with diesel and AdBlue before returning your campervan hire at the Aral or Shell petrol station:
Please note: The AdBlue service station information provided is for guidance only and is provided without warranty of any kind; customers are advised to check the information for accuracy on their own responsibility, as roadsurfer assumes no liability for the accuracy or timeliness of the information.
Want to park near the city to discover Heidelberg’s city centre before your road trip? You can leave your campervan at the following car parks whilst you take a stroll through the city.
Rent your campervan or motorhome in Heidelberg and explore the beautiful surrounding area. Book a unique camping experience with roadsurfer spots. You can book online, spontaneously and on the go – it couldn’t be easier! Find your dream campsite, whether in the middle of the city or outside and away from the hustle and bustle.