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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
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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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NOT BAD FOR A BIG SEMI-RUIN

Very interesting and most photogenic! very large garden with impressive fountains! Don't miss the famous giant wine barrel and it's place in Heidelberg history!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting and most photogenic! very large garden with impressive fountains! Don't miss the famous giant wine barrel and it's place in Heidelberg history!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An hour drive from Frankfurt. During the drive you will see other castles on the way so keep an eye on the hills. I never knew there were that many castles out there! The hike up to the castle is not too bad. Paid parking is at the bottom of the castle. The walk is about 5-10min walk to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing place, beautiful scenic place and great tourist attraction. Wonderful surrounding and also great food

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful views! We took the walk down after taking the tram up the hill to the castle. In retrospect, I would have walked up even though its steep. Still, if you buy the tram ticket it also pays for the ticket to enter the castle courtyard.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see the inside of the castle only with a guided tour, be aware while buying the tickets. City view is absolutely beautiful from the castle. Also castle looks very nice from the city centre

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Maarssen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Schloss Heidelberg is a huge ancient castle in heidelberg looking over the city. It is an half hour walk on a rather steep path. From the gardens you have a lovely view on the town of Heidelberg. You can also visit the castle, at least part of it because many of the buidlings are like ruins. For 7 euro you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A short ride on the cable car takes one up to the castle ruin, from where the view of the town along the Necker River is spectacular. The castle itself is not extraordinary but worth a visit. Recommended highly after the visit to the castle is lunch at Kulturbrauerei where the variety of local brews is impressive! Heidelberg is really... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Heidelberg Castle on Christmas Eve 2016. The climb up the stairs from old town was not for the weak at heart...or legs. However, so worth the excursion at night with the beautiful lighting. No charge to enter or explore the grounds. Very possible to drive to the location (we just did not want to deal with moving... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the Castle. Great views from up there. One of the most memorable things is the giant wood Kegs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

walk through and see the garden area and then a truly amazing view of the City. The gates/bridges are just a teaser to the grand view from a patio area of the City.

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