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Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg)

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Address: Schloss Heidelberg, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Phone Number: +49 6221 654429
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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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Took the Funicular railway to the castle. Ticket can cover entry to the castle also. Most of the castle is not accessible unless you go on a free tour. The tour was timed 11:15... read more

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Some interesting things to see with a great view of Heidelberg. Worth a stop if you are visiting the city.

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took the Funicular railway to the castle. Ticket can cover entry to the castle also. Most of the castle is not accessible unless you go on a free tour. The tour was timed 11:15, 12:15 with a gap around lunch and then restarted at 14:15. We arrived at 12:15 and were unable to get on the tour (probably full). So... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you enjoy seeing castle ruins (like we do), then this place will excite you. Much of the castle is intact, but it's the parts that were destroyed which really captures your imagination.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in Heidelberg off the A5 on the way back to Frankfurt. This is worth the stop...park down below in the town center and hike your way up to the castle (note - must be in good shape, otherwise drive). Once at the castle there are great photo opportunities and selfie points overlooking the river and town. You can... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're in town to see this, super, but it's not awesome. It's got a bit of a dusty feel, like an attraction that is barely kept up. The walking grounds are nice, with great views of the city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must-do for any day trip to Heidelberg. A quick ride up the funicular trains gets you to the castle - when you are there be sure to check out the views from the main square, the cellar with some regional specialties and massive wine casks, the apothecary museum exhibiting the history of the trade in Germany and the amazing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Since we took the funicular to the castle, we were able to walk into the inner courtyard without buying a separate ticket (just show your funicular pass). If you walk up without using the funicular, you will need to get a ticket to walk inside and be sure you do. Only seeing the ruins from the outside won’t give you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did not take the tour, but enjoyed walking around particularly the terrace overlooking the city. Make sure the "world's largest keg". Hint: it is not the first one you come across.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There was not much to see at the castle, but the views were amazing. It appeared that there were some renovated sections that were not open. I guess you should buy the audio with your entry fee, but there were no signs indicating where to go and what you could see. Badly managed.

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nothing remarkable but of course one of the best attractions available in Strasbourg. Do visit if you like the eiery mystery of ruins. Entry is free to the Castle outer grounds. For a small fee (6 euros/person if I remember right) you could visit the inner grounds /courtyard ( Not the inside of the castle though. Visits inside the castle... More 

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