Among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps, the ruins of 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 Schloss Heidelberg at the forefront of your travel plans using our Heidelberg trip planner.
Create an itinerary including Schloss Heidelberg
Tours to Schloss Heidelberg
$302 BOOK WITH VIATOR Heidelberg tour with a professional guide Including Castle visit
Duration: 3 hours
$449 BOOK WITH VIATOR Your Heidelberg Experience: Hotel, Breakfast, Private Tour, Castle and more
Duration: 2 days
Schloss Heidelberg reviews
There is a magnificent view of the castle from the historical bridge and the square in front of the the science academy. There is an entrance fee to the castle. more »
Relatively steep 10-15 minute walk to the top, but you can take the train. Once up there you can't beat the views from the castle courtyard. Even with the COVID precautions (3G) it was very crowded.... more »
Well worth a visit. You can also walk up to the castle which takes roughly 10 minutes. The views from the top are spectacular. One can eat and drink something on top. It cost 9 Euro to enter... more »
This place is AMAZING!!! The Heidelberg Palace is a MUST if you are in the area. The palace has a lot of history, but it’s main attraction Is their wine barrel. It is the largest in the world. It is an amazing sight to see. If you have time you have to sit and enjoy a glass of wine. The bartender was extremely knowledgeable and recommended an amazing glass of German wine.
Great history and a beautiful view. The world’s largest wine barrel is definitely a nice draw, and the museum about pharmaceutical history is certainly novel too. Would say also take the time to walk around the open grass areas toward the back. Def a nice stroll for a date or for a little breather.
What a wonderful place I just visit the Heidelberg Germany castle it was wonderful. In July they do fireworks in Heidelberg castle is called burning to the castle it was great. The worlds largest wine barrel I ever seen it was neat to see. The walk along the castle and inside the castle walls you will tell your friends and families to come visit the Heidelberg castles. Again it was a wonderful Place to visit and walking along the Rhine River was phenomenal
The castle looks amazing from below as well as from the courtyard. It was a rainy day so the hills were covered in mist - it looked absolutely magical! Having a cup of mulled wine inside the castle was also a delight :)
Great castle. Looks really nice. Great view of the city from top, beautiful panorama. You can also buy wines, red, white and some interesting ice wine. But beware - extremely cold in winter!!! 🥶😱
Plan your trip to Heidelberg
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
Side trips from Heidelberg
Hidden gems in Heidelberg
See all ›
See all ›
59 days in Germany BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Baden-Baden Freiburg im Breisgau Stuttgart 3 days in Black Forest BY A USER FROM GERMANY Heidelberg Rust 4 days in Frankfurt BY A USER FROM SPAIN Fountain of Justice Romer Main Tower 7 days in Frankfurt BY A USER FROM INDIA Palmengarten Main Tower Romer 32 days in Stuttgart BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Porsche Museum Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten Mercedes-Benz Museum 3 days in Stuttgart BY A USER FROM GERMANY Fernsehturm Stuttgart Landesmuseum Wurttemberg Porsche Museum 45 days in Germany BY A USER FROM GERMANY Wurzburg Heidelberg Mannheim 8 days in Black Forest BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS Heidelberg Freudenstadt Freiburg im Breisgau 9 days in Frankfurt BY A USER FROM LIBYA Zoo Frankfurt Iron Bridge Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus) 37 days in France & Germany BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Paris Nice Frankfurt 60 days in Germany BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE Munich Schwangau Stuttgart 23 days in Germany BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE Frankfurt Cologne Munich
Are you the owner of this business?