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.
Tours to Schloss Heidelberg
$310 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
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 was my first castle experience. It was indeed great to visit and be here, I am thankful for the good experience i had here. It was great to see that history is real with building build in the... 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.
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