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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Duration: 4 hours
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Duration: 3 hours
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Schloss Heidelberg reviews
Schloss Heidelberg is a well-preserved ruin and historic landmark in the City of Heidelberg. It is nestled on the hill 300 feet above the cities Old Town. It is a beautiful walk up to the fortress...
Schloss Heidelberg is a well-preserved ruin and historic landmark in the City of Heidelberg. It is nestled on the hill 300 feet above the cities Old Town. It is a beautiful walk up to the fortress... more »
Heidelberg Castle or known as Schloss Castle is a ruin in Heidelberg Germany. It was demolished in the 1600s and 1700s and is located 260 feet up the northern part of Konigstubl hillside. It...
Heidelberg Castle or known as Schloss Castle is a ruin in Heidelberg Germany. It was demolished in the 1600s and 1700s and is located 260 feet up the northern part of Konigstubl hillside. It... 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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