Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg), Heidelberg

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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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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  • We enjoyed the castle, but we did not do the inside tour as we did not have enough time. It is easy to walk to the castle (10-15 min from cable car start), We walked around the castle and garden, it w...  read more »
  • Perfect destination for Heidelberg visitors the history and freshness (and steep walk) would combine
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  • This place is nice to visit if you are interested to historical place.even if you are not,you can go there and have a wide view to whole city. 
  • Beautiful castle that mixes the medieval and English styles. You can walk or take the funicular to the castle and from there just walk the grounds or take the guided tour for a few Euros extra. The guided tour is highly recommended as you learn a lot about the history of the castle and its inhabitants, but also get to see interiors that aren't visible outside of the tour. The guides are quite friendly and funny, you may also be lucky and get a guide wearing a period costume. From the castle it's a quick walk to the old city center where you can shop and grab a meal.
  • When you drive up the hill with Google maps it brings you to the right location. The problem is that the entrance to the castle is "hidden" behind the entrance to the station of the cable car. We ended up buying the ticket just to find out we were originally on the right level. So unless you want to go up the hill, continue walking the castle is just around the corner. The castle itself is really nice with a beautiful view to the city. If you just want to see the view you don't have to buy a ticket...
  • Quite possibly the most overrated, expensive, lackluster and unimpressive castle in all of Germany. Perfect for those who love loud, slow crowds of selfie-stick-toting tourists. Skip the guided tour, as the interiors are really nothing special. The best thing about this place is the apothecary museum. Schloss Bruchsal is only 30 minutes away by train and is infinitely more enjoyable.
  • The castle and the town are soooo beautiful. I visited on one of the most perfect sunny days of May and boy did it impress me like none other! The castle is huge and can really make you walk a hell lot. But it's worth every calorie of your energy spent. It's perched really high and offers a great landscape of the beautiful town down below. One can also take the funicular further up or down to the town or both ways and experience a variety of beautiful views. This is included in the ticket for the guided tour. Nothing really interesting in the tour though. The bustling town below is amazing too. Do visit the bridge and enjoy delicious food at one of the many restaurants nearby.
  • Great castle. Worth going in and seeing the maddive wine barrel and the apotheke mueseum. Take the funicular up and return on foot...
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