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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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Schloss Heidelberg reviews
Heidelberg Castle is a huge compound, so interesting to see the tower that had gunpowder blow it apart, huge section broken off, must have been a tremendous blast. Great views of Heidelberg and the..... more
Heidelberg Castle is a huge compound, so interesting to see the tower that had gunpowder blow it apart, huge section broken off, must have been a tremendous blast. Great views of Heidelberg and the..... more »
Towering views of the town and plains beyond. A bit kitschy - swag and food booths around every turret. Basically an historic rock pile. Good value when combined with leg-saving funicular ride.
Towering views of the town and plains beyond. A bit kitschy - swag and food booths around every turret. Basically an historic rock pile. Good value when combined with leg-saving funicular ride. more »
Really cool castle! The views of the city are incredible. The walk up is pretty steep so be prepared if you are going that way. Don’t miss the pharmacy museum and the giant wine barrel. The inner part of the castle costs 9 euros but it’s worth it. Also check out the garden in the back for even more great views.
Beautiful, highly recommend for a lazy stroll. The views of the palace and the city from the terrace is breathtaking. We went on a rainy day and still managed to have a great time. There’s a short hike, moderately steep but absolutely doable. Wear comfy shoes. I saw some cars up there too, so I guess it’s possible.
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