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Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg)

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Construction on this regal castle, the symbolic heart of the city, began in the early 1300s.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Schloss Heidelberg, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 6221 654429
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All reviews guided tour heidelberg castle pharmacy museum wine cellar largest wine barrel cable car the river walk up funicular railway great view interesting history worth the trip old town walk around beautiful city grounds ruins
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Reviewed yesterday

We took the cable car from Heidelberg up to the castle, which is ornate and beautiful. Without a guided tour, however, we missed out on the history. I’d recommend a tour guide if you love the history of castles. There is a hotel and there...More

Thank 965jeanr
Reviewed yesterday

If you take the stroll the whole pedestrian route of Hauptstraße, you will be rewarded with a view of the castle. But if you really want to explore, skip Hauptstraße and go direct to the castle (the cable car is the shortest way)

Thank Itamar M
Reviewed yesterday

Went here on a whim out of Frankfurt and it was great! Definitely make sure you take the tour of the inside of the castle as that is where most of the interesting things are. If you take the bus from the train station, make...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We liked the castle a lot but mainly because we took the guided tour for a few extra Euro. Without the tour we would not have had access to most of the buildings.

Thank KeyWest22ft
Reviewed yesterday

Nice old castle. Staff are helpful. You can purchase a tour with a guide and access alot of areas within the castle. Otherwise you can purchase a ticket and guide yourself however you can not access certain areas. Nice view over the town and to...More

Thank sammon23
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very interesting to visit!!!! The walls are damaged since the war. You should visit and go up in the funicular!

Thank Florencia B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is amazing. We had the chance to visit this castle during autumn season and this is just speechless. Suitable for kids as well. The only thing we recommend is that you take enough cash with you because they do not accept credit cards.

Thank azevedosofia83
Reviewed 3 days ago

You can join it by cable car (with the entrance included) or go up from the center by feet by a beautiful way with stairs. Not lot of inside places are open to be visited, except a museum of pharmacopoeia and a room where you...More

Thank Gil40100
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is my favorite castle in Germany, nestled in the mountains. The courtyards surrounding the castle are peaceful and clean open spaces—perfect for exploring, having a picnic or photo-ops. You will have gorgeous views of the city from the castle. Castle entrance and tour fees...More

Thank RicanExplorer
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you find yourself in Heidelberg please allow time to climb the hill and explore that castle grounds, you will be glad you did. The castle and the grounds are fascinating, but the real payoff is the view of the town.

Thank Zane Grey C
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Wendy S
19 August 2018|
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Response from Gidons51 | Reviewed this property |
No booking needed . No tour needed . Only if you need guidance visiting the castle , I guess guides are available, ask there . Take combined ticket for fonicular and entrance . Don’t miss the small pharmaceutical museum in... More
2 August 2018|
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Response from miketeresamcb | Reviewed this property |
Hi Traveler, As I’ve already pointed out in my review, there is a lot of stairs, cobblestone & uneven paths. That’s not to say it’s impossible for a wheelchair to get about, just be mindful that’s all. Im not sure if a... More
Ton k
3 April 2018|
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Response from Tarique I | Reviewed this property |
You can go up and park. There is a parking place, but its really small. Or you can also park on the road side, before entering the Castle.