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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£85 BOOK WITH VIATOR Heidelberg Tour with winetasting. Heidelberg Tour with winetasting.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
£73 BOOK WITH VIATOR Bicycle Tour from Heidelberg to quaint Ladenburg. Bicycle Tour from Heidelberg to quaint Ladenburg.
Duration: 4 hours
£296 BOOK WITH VIATOR Exclusive Private Tour of Heidelberg. Exclusive Private Tour of Heidelberg.
Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes
£221 BOOK WITH VIATOR Heidelberg tour with a professional guide Including Castle visit Heidelberg tour with a professional guide Including Castle visit
Duration: 3 hours
Schloss Heidelberg reviews
Great way to spend a few hours strolling around the gardens or taking in the views of Heidleberg from the viewing area or having a glass of wine down in the wine cellar and see the giant wine...
Great way to spend a few hours strolling around the gardens or taking in the views of Heidleberg from the viewing area or having a glass of wine down in the wine cellar and see the giant wine... more »
A really beautiful castle situated in the outskirts of Heidelbergs old citycentre. We took the train to the castle, and saw the giant winebarrel, and had a nice walk around the castle grounds...
A really beautiful castle situated in the outskirts of Heidelbergs old citycentre. We took the train to the castle, and saw the giant winebarrel, and had a nice walk around the castle grounds... more »
One of the best and oldest castle in Germany. I often go to castle on weekends. Standing on the corner of the castle and watching the sunset during evening time. One can view the entire city from this beautiful location. At night the castle looks amazing. You can find rush during the weekend. During the winter you can enjoy the snow ❄️ fall and in summer the greens garden ☀️. This is the coolest place for Love birds 😍💞
What a beautiful place. Rich with history. The palace is well worth taking a tour. I went with some friends and we really enjoyed taking photos and admiring at the grand and plentiful works of art. The view is incredible. The tour (i took in English) allows you to walk inside the hallways. The tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable about the palace.
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