Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg), Heidelberg

Among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps, the ruins of Heidelberg Castle (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 Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg) at the forefront of your travel plans using our Heidelberg trip planner .
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  • As a Heidelbergerin, I can write only positive about our Castle. It is definitely worth a visit. No matter whether on foot or with the mountain railway.
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  • 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...  more »
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  • Fantastic experience of going and watching this Castle.. 15 the century Castle is famous in Japan.. With my family and friends I was walking through the castle and enjoying the workmanship of it There was ample car parking spot and neat and clean restroom
  • Beautiful view over the city. A really nice place to relax and have a nice picknick. Also a very nice place to bring kids. Small restaurant is also up there with some snack and cold drinks
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