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. Plan to see King's Throne (Konigstuhl) and other attractions that appeal to you using our Heidelberg family vacation planner.
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  • At the top of the hill is a derelict hotel with the obligatory builder's fence around it. You can see this sort of mess anywhere in the world without having to waste time standing in queues, looking a...  more »
  • You can reach Königstuhl by Bergbahn, bus (line 39) or by cycling there. You can also take the 'Himmelsleiter', which is a path with 1166 stone steps and 300 altimeters. Pass the castle on the Schloss...  more »
  • Very nice view of Heidelberg, in partially sunny winter weather. With the mountain railway from the grain market at midday on the Königsstuhl drove and then on the way back yet on a tour of the Castle did. Was a great Sunday.
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