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Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg)

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Construction on this regal castle, the symbolic heart of the city, began in the early 1300s.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Schloss Heidelberg, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 6221 654429
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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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!

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We should have visited during the morning to have better view. But even at night it was great view for the castle. I know I’m coming here again so I will visit this place again.

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn’t mange to go into the castle due to time constraint but the view outside is great and my kids had a lot of fun in the garden

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

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. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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19 August 2018
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Response from Gidons51 | Reviewed this property
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
1 August 2018
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Response from miketeresamcb | Reviewed this property
Hi Traveler, 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
3 April 2018
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Response from TariqueIqbal | Reviewed this property
You can go up and park. There is a parking place, but its really small. Or you can also park on the road side, before entering the Castle.