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All reviews guided tour heidelberg castle pharmacy museum wine cellar largest wine barrel cable car the river walk up funicular railway great view interesting history worth the trip old town walk around beautiful city grounds ruins
The walk to the castle equals 23 flights of stairs, with beautiful views all the way up and back. So interesting and we could envision what it was like hundreds of years ago with the courtyard filled with people. Glad we did the walk!
Just above heidelberg there's this castle which you can reach walking on a path or taking the staircase, but if you're not an athletic type there is also the cable car, it brings you up directly to the castle! The entrance is free, so you...More
You can take a tram or walk the cobblestone road to the castle. From there you can marvel at the views of the city and the architecture from the different periods that come together to form the castle. For me this was the highlight of...More
I left my heart at Heidelberg Castle. That's enough to say! It was beautiful, especially the train ride to the top of the mountain to go to castle! The restaurant in the castle had a good food. We ordered Pizza and friends ordered wine and...More
It’s not so much what it is was, but more what it is today. The Castle is a sprawling monument to the lofty ambition of its multiple builders and to the senseless revenge of the Frenchmen who destroyed it. Lots of parallels to today.
Unless you are fit then take the funicular up to the castle as it is halfway up a hill! Even though there may be a lot of people waiting it is still very quick to get up there. In the train station in the town...More
Being destroyed several times during its history, particularly in the 17th century during the Thirty Years War, the castle is mostly in ruins. Towers, walls and other buildings that form it are still in state of ruin which shows its long dramatic history. After buying...More
Heidelberg Castle is one of the historical and cultural monuments of Germany. Romantic castle ruins attract a huge number of visitors. It was the first castle structure in Germany that had a carefully thought-out exterior design. Its four floors are decorated with a total of...More
No booking needed . No tour needed . Only if you need guidance visiting the castle , I guess guides are available, ask there . Take combined ticket for fonicular and entrance . Don’t miss the small pharmaceutical museum in... More
No booking needed . No tour needed . Only if you need guidance visiting the castle , I guess guides are available, ask there . Take combined ticket for fonicular and entrance . Don’t miss the small pharmaceutical museum in the castle .
Response from miketeresamcb | Reviewed this property
As I’ve already pointed out in my review, there is a lot of stairs, cobblestone & uneven paths. That’s not to say it’s impossible for a wheelchair to get about, just be mindful that’s all. Im not sure if a... More
As I’ve already pointed out in my review, there is a lot of stairs, cobblestone & uneven paths. That’s not to say it’s impossible for a wheelchair to get about, just be mindful that’s all. Im not sure if a wheelchair would fit in to use the vehicular cable car. Unless you could fold it up for them & carry it on. These cars don’t have a lot of room. Once up though, (1 stop) the castle grounds & gardens are quite easy to push a wheelchair around. The walk around the lower ramparts & garden is quiet flat. Some inside parts maybe off limits due to the narrow passageways & steps up & down. But outside still has the best views of the town. The old town itself is quite easy to get around. I even had lunch in a outside restaurant that day & the lady on the next table was sat in a wheelchair!!! So it’s not impossible. Heidelberg is a beautiful old town. In my view it maybe worth the effort to try & visit. If you require anything else? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Mike