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Konigstuhl Funicular (Bergbahn)

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Address: Kornmarkt, 69115 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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+49 6221 5132609

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scenic route to go up to Heidelberg Castle

To get to Heidelberg Castle, you can either walk or take the funicular. Considering the steep climb, we decided to rest our legs and took the funicular. The standard price gets... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the best way to get up to the castle. Pick up a "Heidelberg Card" from one of the tourist information centers for the best deal. If a person would want to hike up and back down, there are several paths but they aren't recommended for folks with limited mobility.

Thank Tom E
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A stop at the Heidelberg Castle is included in the funicular (cable car) ride, so if you're planning to see the castle, you might as well do the funicular. There are actually two separate cable cars that allow you to do several different stops, depending on the ticket you purchase: the lower car is modern and is the one that... More 

Thank Travel D
Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lines to the funicular are way too long on weekends and the walk up to the castle is much prettier instead. It is only about 10 minutes and you will see amazing houses and landscape along the way.

Thank HI_McDunnough
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To get to Heidelberg Castle, you can either walk or take the funicular. Considering the steep climb, we decided to rest our legs and took the funicular. The standard price gets you up to Heidelberg Castle, but for an extra fee, you can take the second leg of the funicular up to a higher vantage point.

1 Thank Cutie888
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 616 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The "Altstadt" station is next to the Kornmarkt multistory car park in Heidelberg Old Town, so what can be more convenient for the tourist visiting Heidelberg. A simple "Bergbahn" ticket entitles you to go to the intermediate stop "Schloss", where you can visit Heidelberg Castle, and the final stop "Molkenkur. To get to the highest station "Koningsstuhl" you have to... More 

2 Thank Hendrik_NL
San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there as two dads with fout kids and just had a fun time! For the kids it was nice to go up the mountain in a small cart and for the adults the view was pretty impressive! Not cheap, but OK!

Thank mjhvanrossum
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This presented as an easier alternative than walking up the hill to the castle, and we were disappointed not to have heard about the other stop higher up otherwise we might have made time to see it - and that's why I write this review so prospective travellers might see this as another Heidelberg highlight to include in their itinerary.... More 

Thank sreyemlk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Heidelberg is a top place for tourism with visitors from all over the world flocking to see the semi ruined renaissance castle; the funicular train is just the icing on the cake with a both ultra modern version for the lower journey and retro version with lovely gears, relays and pulleys for the upper part of the journey. The staff... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

For 12 Euros (make sure you get the right ticket!) you can get a return ticket by two funicular railcars up to the summit. I asked where the King's Chair was and it is apparently the view! The only downside is that the queues can be long. There is also a dilapidated inn at the top. However, if you pick... More 

Thank DorisandGeorge
Bielefeld, Germany
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is by far and away the easiest way to see the Castle, but when we bought our tickets we weren't told that the Bergbahn also stops at a higher level for a higher vista point, or, for another €7 we cold have ridden the "Historic" train to the very top. Unfortunately, the old train only runs until 5pm so... More 

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