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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 worth the trip interesting history old town walk around beautiful city grounds ruins
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited as part of a Rhine river cruise with a guide. They bussed us up, but we took the funicular down...a very short but fun ride. The views from the balcony are simply stunning. Unfortunately, the guide decided that the interior of the castle...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is an impressive Gothic & Renaissance style castle located on a hill side, which is huge with mainly intact ruins. We highly recommend this NOT-TO-BE-MISSED attraction please. Ticket price is a steal at EUR7, which includes Castle entry and a short 1min funicular railway...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You can skip everything else, but the castle is the star of Heidelberg. At the very least, visit the courtyard and the balcony, take a stroll through the gardens if the weather is nice, take some nice photos overlooking the old city of Heidelberg. This...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Intlxpatr
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is my favorite city in Germany. Definitely a do not miss site. It’s just a beautiful city with an amazing city market and the Castle sets it over the top. Our family loved this city and running through the castle gardens.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Chad G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a nice place....really amazing incredible romantic... i think that one person must go here one time in her life...

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 170michelec
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was one of my favorite places on my last Europe trip. The views are amazing. It has been left untouched and it was so impressive to see the remains of the castle. You can take the tram up or walk up the hill. Great...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ScottH774
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Heidelberg Schloß is not necessarily the best kept one from outside - but inside and the grounds are lovely. Has some interesting surprises inside - which you must visit and find out. Apart from the history and the beauty of the place - has...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MayDog
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited as a shore excursion from a Rhine River cruise. Well worth it. We had an excellent English speaking guide who detailed the rich history of the castle, the royals who occupied it, and the town.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank applegirl57
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Is a place to spend the whole day any time of the year. You can enjoy strolling around the courtyard and the garden, with amazing view. Inside is plenty place for eating or a coffee. They have public WC and is just 7$ for the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ysabelg1446
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of history, a great walk, terrific views, an excellent History of Pharmacy Museum inside as well as the largest wine barrel. Good value.

Date of experience: December 2018
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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
1 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
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.