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Among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps, the ruins of Schloss Heidelberg offer sweeping views of the surrounding area. The castle has been partially rebuilt since lightning bolts and fires caused massive destruction in the 17th and 18th centuries. It dominates the view of the old downtown, just as it did in the 13th century. Sitting on a hillside above the city, the castle can be easily reached by a funicular railway, itself a major regional tourist attraction. Be sure to pick up an audio guide near the entrance into the castle. To access interior areas not available otherwise, join a guided tour of the castle and its grounds. Check online for tour schedules before you make the trip. Put Schloss Heidelberg at the forefront of your travel plans using our Heidelberg trip planner.
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Tours to Schloss Heidelberg
$123 BOOK WITH VIATOR Heidelberg Tour with winetasting. Heidelberg Tour with winetasting.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
$87 BOOK WITH VIATOR Bicycle Tour from Heidelberg to quaint Ladenburg. Bicycle Tour from Heidelberg to quaint Ladenburg.
Duration: 4 hours
$352 BOOK WITH VIATOR Exclusive Private Tour of Heidelberg. Exclusive Private Tour of Heidelberg.
Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes
$262 BOOK WITH VIATOR Heidelberg tour with a professional guide Including Castle visit Heidelberg tour with a professional guide Including Castle visit
Duration: 3 hours
Schloss Heidelberg reviews
A must visit if you are in this region. Pray for a good weather and the experience will be fantastic. The castle visit requires entrance fee.
A must visit if you are in this region. Pray for a good weather and the experience will be fantastic. The castle visit requires entrance fee. more »
Best to go early in the morning as it gets busy - the entry ticket includes the funicular trip back down. Taxi up cost 8 euros. Really pretty and a couple of cafes in the grounds.
Best to go early in the morning as it gets busy - the entry ticket includes the funicular trip back down. Taxi up cost 8 euros. Really pretty and a couple of cafes in the grounds. more »
One of the best and oldest castle in Germany. I often go to castle on weekends. Standing on the corner of the castle and watching the sunset during evening time. One can view the entire city from this beautiful location. At night the castle looks amazing. You can find rush during the weekend. During the winter you can enjoy the snow ❄️ fall and in summer the greens garden ☀️. This is the coolest place for Love birds 😍💞
Beautiful castle ruins. One of the best I have ever visited. Lots of walking to see the best views, wear good shoes (trainers) and bring plenty of water. I visited in 2002 while travelling though Europe and this was one of the highlights for me. The local town was absolutely stunning and full of life. Of course the beer was excellent.
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