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Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg)

Schloss Heidelberg, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 6221 654429
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Construction on this regal castle, the symbolic heart of the city, began in the early 1300s.
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  • Average7%
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Schloss Heidelberg, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 6221 654429
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Reviewed yesterday

It is worthy to visit the Castle and go all the way up to the hill. It has many interesting things, amazing views, unique spots around the castle and you can sit in one of the gardens inside and make a peaceful picnic. I really...More

Thank Leyla_Arroyo
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We spent all afternoon hiking up to and around the castle. It has many gorgeous vantage points and overlooks towards the city and Neckar river. Be sure and take a look at the "small" and "large" wine barrels. You can also take the funicular up...More

Thank Casey P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Who doesn't visit the Heidelberg castle when in Heidelberg. The small train that goes to the top starts from the old town. The ticket is 12 euros per person that includes three step visit to the hill top and also free one time entry to...More

Thank Jagadeesh C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Heidelberg castle is situated up on the hill overlooking the old town. The castle grounds are extensive and include a courtyard, gardens and a wine cellar housing huge wine vats which are very impressive to look at. There is also a pharmaceutical museum onsite which...More

Thank smithra
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This castle hosts the world's largest wine barrel, a sort of pharmacy museum, well maintained gardens and a great view of the city. If you are passing by, it is worth checking it up.

Thank Rogerio_uk
Reviewed 3 days ago

Must see but you need the our. Without the tour you only see the ruins and the view. With the tour you see the retoured areas.

Thank Emma3842
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Even if you don't like history, or old buildings, you should walk up here to take in the great view from the top of the castle grounds. This has a lot of history, however unless you rent the guide you won't learn much about it....More

Thank Jon M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely grounds with great views of Heidelberg. We took funicular up and strolled around. The fare €7 included funicular and entry into the courtyard. They were rehearsing a play in one section, I guess as part of the Heidelberg festival. Well worth it.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is worth to see, the setting it beautiful. Most of castle are ruins but it is nice to take a stroll and walk around the premises and watch the incredible view.

Thank Antiez
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the funicular to reach the castle for a couple of Euro. There is an admission price to tour the castle itself, but the grounds/gardens are free to roam. There is a self guided tour brochure with the price of admission to the castle...More

Thank SparkyDomino
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I've heard parking is difficult here. We have a rental car and will be driving down from Mainz. What is our best option here? We don't mind walking.
12 June 2017|
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Response from Robert G | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other people saying you are not going to have success parking by the castle. There are garages down in the town, and you can take the funicular railway up for the same cost as walking up and buying a ticket... More
Keva D
what are the hours? please
24 April 2017|
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Response from AnandKrish09 | Reviewed this property |
The ruins & Tun are accessible from 8-18:00. The Apothekary museum opens at 10. If you intend using the funicular, it operates only from 9:00.
Wendy H
How old is the castle? Can you go inside all of it? How much is entrance (in Euros)?
17 April 2017|
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Response from Natalia D | Reviewed this property |
The castle is medieval so it is from the 1200, at leats the first construction started. With the time they added buildings so you can see the different architecture of each time, and to get fully access you need to get a... More