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Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg)

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Address: Schloss Heidelberg, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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+49 6221 654429
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Construction on this regal castle, the symbolic heart of the city, began in...

Construction on this regal castle, the symbolic heart of the city, began in the early 1300s.

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A Must See

This is the most important attraction in Heidelberg. You can take the external tour which includes the Pharmacy(Apotheke) and all the corridors outside the building. The other... read more

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is the most important attraction in Heidelberg. You can take the external tour which includes the Pharmacy(Apotheke) and all the corridors outside the building. The other option is a guided tour in english or german which is the most complete one as it shows the indoors of the castle recreated as before it was bombarded by USA during last... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked up to the Castle garden, and walked out to the end of the balcony, to experience the view of Heidelberg and the river Necker below. This is all free, but there is a small charge if you want to enter the castle. We paid the fee which included a trip up to the second station in the funicular,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You can't get a better view of the city from this castle. It features a unique perspective of historic Germany, and a wonderful nature walk to the location. Check out the large casket of ale that is gravity fed to the dining halls! It is a perfect spot for a day activity.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Recently my wife and I visited the ruins and restored sections of the Heidelberg castle. We took a guided tour and thoroughly enjoyed the information provided by our guide. The tour was only an hour or so, but gave a brief and very interesting look in to history of the castle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a really old yet very well preserved century castle. We took an audio tour (~1h) to guide us through all the aspects of it. You may still read the signs otherwise. First, there's a beautiful garden to its right which although it's not the same as before, used to hold one of world wonders title. You may walk... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place offers a wonderful view of the town of Heidelberg, as well as of the river Neckar. You can get up there by a funicular. It is a worthwhile excursion.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went up at night and it was quite romantic. The castle is kept parts in ruin but that's what makes the charm. You get a stunning view over the city and you can enter the castle for free at night. Everything is illuminated and it has a cozy atmosphere. If you want to surprise your girlfriend this could be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been to Heidelberg about eight years ago but did not have enough time to see the castle. This time I not only got to see the beautiful town but also the castle, which is amazing.

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Freising, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle is definitely the highlight of the city. It is a funny place where you can come by foot or the stepp train. Most of the castle is ruin and not so well accessible. The großes Fass is definitely worth seeing. In general the place is overrun by foreign tourists.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle is beautifully preserved and a top the city looking down so it can be marvelled from within Heidelberg.

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