King's Throne (Konigstuhl), Heidelberg

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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. Discover how to plan a Heidelberg trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • Sitting high above Heidelberg, the Konigstuhl offers fantastic views over the city and the surrounding area - well worth the cost of the Bergbahn ticket  more »
  • Arrive to the end point of the funicular to the Castle, and go on a ride by cable car from. Second of the cable car cannot ride in the Heidelberg card. You need to buy the tickets separately. From the top overlooking the surrounding cities. I think you should bring one jacket is just old and obviously different temperature.
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  • take the funicular to the top and switch trains to go to the top of the mountain. The view up here is expansive. There is a small café with nibbles if you’re hungry. There is also a falcon exhibit (we...  more »

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