HEIDELBERG, GERMANY--(Marketwired - Feb 12, 2015) - With its dramatic scenery, romantic architecture and palpable history, Heidelberg offers many reasons to visit. But its year-round events may just be some of the most compelling. From golf tourneys to car races, Heidelberg hosts it all. And no place gets visitors closer to the action with as much panache as the Heidelberg Marriott Hotel.

Guests of these first class accommodations in Heidelberg find themselves with easy access to some of the area's biggest attractions, including the 2015 Solheim Cup. As perhaps the biggest event in ladies' golf, the Solheim Cup will play out on the St. Leon-Rot Golf Club between September 18 and 20. Not only is this the first time Germany will host the championship, but the European team will try to best the American team for the third year in a row.

Those looking for an even bigger adrenaline rush can find it during the DTM racing season this spring. Between May 3 and October 18, drivers will burn rubber in one of the most popular international car-racing series in the world. And both the first and the last races will occur at Hockenheimring Baden-Wurttemberg, which is nearby this hotel situated on the Neckar River.

The rest of the year is just as exciting. And as one of the most accommodating hotels near the Heidelberg Train Station, this property enables visitors to catch as much of the action as they like. March rings in a series of music events, like the International Music Festival "Heidelberger Frühling" (March 21 to April 25), which features numerous classical concerts in the more than 100 scheduled events. Or visitors can discover its modern counterpart, "Alternativer Frühling" (April 25 to May 10), with its contemporary concerts, workshops, parties and exhibitions.

Music isn't the only attraction on offer, however. The Heidelberg Castle Illuminations uses a world-renowned fireworks display to recount the area's history -- and has done so for more than 400 years. The tradition continues June 6, July 11 and September 5 this year. And seasonal events like the Heidelberg Fall festival (September 26) and Heidelberg Christmas Market (November 23 to December 22) give locals and visitors alike a reason to pause and savor the shortening days and brisk temperatures.

Ensuring its guests see it all is the Heidelberg Marriott Hotel, where modern guest rooms, a signature steakhouse and beautiful views of the Neckar River complement any stay, any time of the year.

About the Heidelberg Marriott Hotel
Located just outside the city center with convenient access to the train station, major highways and water taxi service, the Heidelberg Marriott Hotel is perfectly positioned to capture the best of this ancient city. Guests enjoy airport shuttle service, views of the Neckar River and access to a fitness center and indoor pool as well as jogging and biking trails. The 234 guest rooms and 14 suites include high-speed Internet access, plush bedding, flat-screen televisions and mini-bars, with a concierge level available for enhanced amenities. Visitors can dine at either Grill 16 for steaks served with riverfront views, or Pinte for authentic German fare. And the hotel's 8,051 square feet of function space -- including a 300-person ballroom -- ensures that events are as spectacular as the nearby attractions, which include Heidelberg Castle and Heidelberg University.

Contact Information:

Heidelberg Marriott Hotel
Vangerowstrasse 16
Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg 69115 Germany
49-6221-908 0