Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg), Heidelberg

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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) on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Heidelberg trip itinerary planner.
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  • Cool place to explore:) views fabulous:) worth to arrive and see a giant wine cask:)
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  • Looks very much enjoyed views over town between the rivers went and Roper we taxi on the way back to the. Tun in the basement is not a tour guide are not allowed inside the Castle and restaurants turn.
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  • Go to Heidelberg and not knowing the castle is to lose the opportunity to meet the main attraction of the city. Without doubt it is a tour that cannot be left out of this city that is a real charm. It was one of the cities that liked most to meet. The views from the top of the Castle are beautiful and you can spend hours enjoying the beautiful scenery and walking through the garden. He is at the top of the town and can be seen and several points of it. The visitor is guided by audio-guide, which gives you the freedom to hear only what interests you. There are several possible trips to do inside, depending on the interest of each. The trip to the castle can be made by funicular (recommend). The castle complex is huge and there are several interesting stories to your respect. For lovers of history, architecture and art is a fill the eyes and the heart.
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  • Visiting the Heidelberg Castle is like traveling back through time. Highly recommend a visit. The tour is very helpful, and enables you to visit parts of the castle that you wouldn't be able to access otherwise. They offer tours in English, as well as in German. There is so much to see and it is a great place for some photo shoots of the city. Don't miss den biggest wine barrel..
  • As an Australian where we have little history this has it all. I lived nearby for a few years and took all our overseas visitors here. I have probably visited over 20 times and still love it. The walls are so thick and impressive, a massive moat and there still seems to be space to swing a cat or two! The tour guides tell you something new every time. Amazing!
  • Amazing views. Well kept gardens. The world's worst pretzel. Not very crowded. A great day! Don't forget the pharmacy museum & a ride on the funicular!
  • Beautiful Castle with historical significance in relation to the French. It is recommended that you get the guided tour. The views inside and out are breath taking. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes because it is quite a hike to this location.
  • Visiting the Heidelberg Castle is like traveling back through time to Renaissance-era Germany. Highly recommend a visit, if you're in the area. The tour is very helpful, and enables you to visit parts of the castle that you wouldn't be able to access otherwise. They offer tours in English, as well as in German.