Villa Krehl

A piece of Heidelberg history

Luxury is at home here. Be it the luxury of living in an exceptional property, be it the luxury of peace and privacy. The Villa Krehl from 1911 is a cultural monument and an architectural jewel in a prime location in Heidelberg. Old and new merge here to form a harmonious entity that enchants with its historical flair and at the same time offers all modern conveniences. The condominiums in different sizes are first-class equipped and renovated with great attention to detail. The magnificent villa has an idyllic park that invites you to take a relaxing break in the countryside.

It is easy to feel completely comfortable in this domicile. Here you can forget the world and still get back to everyday life very quickly. Whether it’s shopping, a visit to a restaurant or a cultural event, all destinations can be reached quickly from Villa Krehl. Living here means enjoying many privileges. The historic building, the park and the location make this square so unique – and so unique in Heidelberg.


The doctor and university lecturer Prof. Ludwig von Krehl, who today still gives his name to the important Krehl Clinic in Heidelberg, had the manorial property built in 1911 as a residence for himself and his wife Elisabeth. They led a bourgeois life with regular guests, including the Grand Duke Friedrich of Baden. A private petrol station was built on the property especially for the Grand Duke, some of which is still intact. In 1919 the main building became the property of the evangelical church, which set up a dormitory here. In the years that followed, the villa was used in different ways. From 1989 the Schiller University and later the European Study Center (ESC) and a language school were housed in the rooms.

Since the closure in 2021, the way has been clear for the conversion of this unique building, which is registered as a cultural monument of outstanding importance. According to the monument authority, the Villa Krehl is one of the most important monuments in Heidelberg after Heidelberg Castle.


The Villa Krehl was originally designed by the architect Friedrich Ostendorf. The overall architectural concept of the palatial, two-storey solid building with attached wings and high hipped roof is based on the castle and palace buildings of the Baroque and the villas of the Italian Renaissance. All rooms impress with their unique furnishings and historic charm. The stairwell with the imposing spiral staircase to the bel etage conveys this special magic. Many windows offer a view of the spacious park with its old stock of trees.