Schloss Heidelberg, Heidelberg

Among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps, the ruins of 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 Schloss Heidelberg at the forefront of your travel plans using our Heidelberg trip planner .
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  • One of the most interesting activities that can be done in Heidelberg is to use the funicular and visit the castle. It is in ruins an important part but in the rest there is an interesting museum. It is interesting to use, for 12 o' the funicular until the end of the route, where you can see very beautiful views of the city and surroundings.
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  • We were on a Viking Rhine River Cruise and Heidelberg was one of our guided tours.The castle sits 330 feet above the Neckar River. It was built before 1214, deserted by the French in the 17th century ...  more »
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  • Love the castle so much. You can take the cable car or hiking to the hill top. The view is great and many things we can see. There are some museums inside the castle. You can take a guided tour or just enjoy the scenery around by yourself. The complex of castle is big enough, so it is better to spare 4-5 hours to enjoy the surrounding.
  • One of the lovely medical cities I visited.. city has a cozy feeling with wonderful places to visit such as the castle, river, old market and walk around the city (everything is within walking distance). Go the castle for a wonderful view of the castle 😀
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