King's Throne (Konigstuhl), Heidelberg
(4.1/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
Take the funicular or drive up to King's Throne (Konigstuhl), where you'll find breathtaking views of city of Heidelberg, the River Neckar, and the Rhine Valley stretching out below. If the sky is clear, you can see all the way to the Pfaelzerwald Forest, 50 km (31 mi) away. Stop for refreshments at the mountaintop restaurant, and take advantage of the many walking paths. Kids will enjoy the playground and park. The 4 km walk downhill offers seclusion along a wooded path. If you decide to take the funicular, you'll see the Heidelberg Castle at one of its stops. Plan to see King's Throne (Konigstuhl) and other attractions that appeal to you using our Heidelberg family vacation planner.
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  • We went with the two lines on the Königsstuhl. Although it was in December that the weather was not helpful. To the see there was much and the look. In addition to bad. Think it's good in the summer.
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  • This is a place you got to see when in Heidelberg. I went there during the summer months when the sky was clear and you could see the alps in the distance. Also the cool breeze up there was so refresh...  more »
  • Sadly it seems that in the winter the valley is covered I. Clouds and so going up to Konigstuhl means no view of the city. However the ride on the old funicular was really fun as we rode through the c...  more »