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Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg)

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Address: Schloss Heidelberg, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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+49 6221 654429
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Construction on this regal castle, the symbolic heart of the city, began in...

Construction on this regal castle, the symbolic heart of the city, began in the early 1300s.

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Amazing Renaissance castle

Recently my wife and I visited the ruins and restored sections of the Heidelberg castle. We took a guided tour and thoroughly enjoyed the information provided by our guide. The... read more

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Dorval, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Recently my wife and I visited the ruins and restored sections of the Heidelberg castle. We took a guided tour and thoroughly enjoyed the information provided by our guide. The tour was only an hour or so, but gave a brief and very interesting look in to history of the castle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a really old yet very well preserved century castle. We took an audio tour (~1h) to guide us through all the aspects of it. You may still read the signs otherwise. First, there's a beautiful garden to its right which although it's not the same as before, used to hold one of world wonders title. You may walk... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place offers a wonderful view of the town of Heidelberg, as well as of the river Neckar. You can get up there by a funicular. It is a worthwhile excursion.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went up at night and it was quite romantic. The castle is kept parts in ruin but that's what makes the charm. You get a stunning view over the city and you can enter the castle for free at night. Everything is illuminated and it has a cozy atmosphere. If you want to surprise your girlfriend this could be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had been to Heidelberg about eight years ago but did not have enough time to see the castle. This time I not only got to see the beautiful town but also the castle, which is amazing.

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Freising, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The castle is definitely the highlight of the city. It is a funny place where you can come by foot or the stepp train. Most of the castle is ruin and not so well accessible. The großes Fass is definitely worth seeing. In general the place is overrun by foreign tourists.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The castle is beautifully preserved and a top the city looking down so it can be marvelled from within Heidelberg.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous view of the town and the Neckar River below. Must see and long walk around the interior on cobble stones.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a gigantic wine barrel. Hot wine with spices they had is delicious. Was a cold day but still pretty and intresting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Heidelberg this December, just before the new year. The old part of town, leading up to the castle is very picturesque and captivating. Lots of little shops and friendly people to visit. Then I went up to the castle .. even in the winter, with the cold, it was hard to tear myself away from the beautiful view... More 

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