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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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Schloss Heidelberg, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 6221 654429
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was another tour stop on the viking cruise . The castle itself is fascinating to see. The history behind is very interesting, including why they have the largest wooden wine barrel. The most spectacular part is the view from the of Heidelberg down below....More

Thank tas1523
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful little village, beautiful, cute and amazing. We spent the morning in a group tour, with a very informative guide. We walked along the bridge, climbed up to the castle and saw the amazing sites. So worth the visit, ensure you have plenty...More

Thank Janine V
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Prepare at least half a day. €7 to enter castle, this includes a train ride up, which, if you are not a good walker uphill, is a must. Queues can be long but move relatively fast. Ticket queue and train queue not well marked, so...More

Thank Max H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely place, full of history A place that you definitely need to visit and walk around premises... Also the walk trough the river is fabulous and the view is just incredible at night or at a day...

Thank jarvizr
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What an experience Such a great day in a stunning location Each step was a delight and a view The views over the city and river were breath taking

Thank Droopydrawrs52
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is one of the most breathtaking sites I have ever seen ! The simple charm of the old town, the easy and relax access to pedestrians and the visit to the castle ... what a magical day ! The views are amazing ! The...More

Thank jazzfang
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We accidentally booked this hotel and did not realise it was too far out of town. Make sure you read carefully and have transport available. The town below castle is exquisite, easy to walk down steep track. We would only recommend one night and then...More

Thank Boardm
Reviewed 6 days ago

Interesting history at this castle. Be sure to read more about it before you visit. Excellent view of the town. Easy to access via the tram. Fair amount of walking on uneven surfaces. Can be crowded at times.

Thank Gary G
Reviewed 6 days ago

If this is your first trip to the castle, you might want to consider getting a tour, as its history is complex, and there are different phases of construction all coexisting together today. If you go on a tour, you can see some of the...More

Thank Angela R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This castle is still used by people, not sure who they are. The fallen walls will astound you as they show the level of construction of this castle and the turrets. There are limited access areas and wine tasting is available. Outside there are great...More

Thank graeme A
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Ramzah O
3 October 2017|
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Response from Raxita G | Reviewed this property |
First you can take a Bus from Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof to Rathaus/Bergbahn, Heidelberg. Bus no. 33, it is walking distance from the station or Flexibus Stop. Later from Rathaus, you can take the train to castle.
Nancy A
28 August 2017|
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Response from panama4573 | Reviewed this property |
On a hot summer''s day you will break a sweat but if you go slow and drink water you will be o.k.
Julie S
17 August 2017|
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Response from Pokeno8 | Reviewed this property |
Unsure about this and sincere apologies for the delay in replyingbto you.