Heiligenberg
Heiligenberg
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey14,837 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
This is an amazing hill to explore and hike up and we felt we did not have quite enough time allocated in order to explore it all. We did not realize how much it has to offer. We did use the funicular going up to help with time management and we walked down afterwards. We did have an opportunity to visit the castle in detail, but it would be fun to climb further up. We know we need to be back.
Written September 19, 2022
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jteal
Springfield, MO227 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
On top of the mountain across from the castle. Great walking paths and vantage points a must see when you visit
Written September 24, 2021
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tapopriya c
Kolkata (Calcutta), India114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This beautiful town had a lot to offer. The streets were all ups and downs with narrow alleys and small cafes all around. The hilly town has lush greenery everywhere. We could enjoy a short walk here.
Written November 22, 2019
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom9,517 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We chose Heidelberg for a day trip for 2 main reasons. Firstly, friends had recommended it as a very pretty town and secondly, it is very to walk between all the main sights. It was a perfect day-trip. Our two big highlights were the Castle and the Philosophers’ Walk.

TIPS FOR A DAY TRIP
i) My biggest tip if you’re arriving by train is to get off at Heidelberg Alstadt station, which brings you right to the heart of the Old Town, where most of the main sights are. We leapt off too early at Heidelberg Hbf (Central Station) which meant we had to walk about 30 minutes to get to the Old Town. Mostly we were able to walk along the river which was at least a pleasant walk.

ii) I’d recommend visiting the castle first. You can easily spend 2+ hours at the castle. In addition to the castle grounds, there is the Tun (world’s largest wine barrel) and the Apothecary Museum, both of which are included in your castle ticket. You should also factor in waiting time to get a ticket and to get the funicular. We got to the ticket office around midday and it took about 30 - 40 mins to queue for tickets and the funicular. When we came back down in the afternoon, the queue was snaking out the door and around the building so I’d suggest doing it as early as you can, and definitely before lunch.

iii) If you are planning to catch the funicular train right up to King’s Throne (Königstuhl), make sure you check first at the ticket desk to see how long the wait is at the mid-station level. We’d planned to go but changed our mind when they warned us to expect a 2 hour wait at the second funicular. This timing would have blown away the rest of our plans for the day so a big thank you to the staff at the ticket desk for such helpful advice!

iv) By the time we arrived in Heidelberg, we had about 5 hours to explore. This was enough time to look at the Old Bridge, walk through Kornmarkt and Marktplatz squares, catch a cable car to the Schloss (castle) and walk the Philosophers Path in the afternoon. There was still a lot we didn't see of course but it was also still a brilliant day trip.
Written November 7, 2019
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Judy M
Houston, TX318 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The Heiligenberg is a large wooded hill overlooking the town of Heidelberg. Our final destination at the top was Thingstätte, an open-air theatre (amphitheater) on the Heiligenberg mountain. But along the way we were overwhelmed with the beauty of the forest and all the extra finds. And after Thingstätte, we found The Monastery of St. Michael; German: Michaelskloster. Apparently Hitler used many of the ancient stones from the Klosters to build the amphitheater of Thingstätte. On the other hand, both places are quite beautiful, calming, and serene. Whether that was the original intent of the amphitheater or not. Time and seasons change. Physical places have a way of absorbing all of the elements of those seasons so gracefully and beautifully-often in spite of mankind. Such beauty. Enjoy! We started our Germany by crossing over Theodor-Heuss-Brücke (bridge) and then turned right on Ladenburger Strasse and THEN got onto The "Philosophenweg" which is a famous walking path that takes you up the Heiligenberg... When we came back down from Thingstätte we did so on the east side and came across The "Old Bridge."
Written November 6, 2019
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stantp1916
Farakka, India1,247 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
I totally loved the place. It felt like walking the streets of an old medieval town that hasn’t changed at all with time. The buildings and streets and cafes were sol lovely that one will simply fall in love with this place.
Written November 5, 2019
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vfw2016
Perth, Australia211 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
If you like old medieval towns, with great authentic German Food and Drink in rustic restaurant settings, then this is your town!
Well worth the visit!
Written October 16, 2019
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Robert A
Phoenix, AZ3,466 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Other than the fabulous Schloss Castle, I have rated some other aspects of Heidelberg only 4 of 5, perhaps because it was a grey rainy hot July day when visited and the ongoing Triathlon foot race segment restrictions through the Old Town didn't help exploration. That said, from the numerous photos in this listing and knowing-appreciating the history of Heidelberg, I do trust and believe it is really worthy of the top score rating given hereto. Recommended.
Written September 11, 2019
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Vanessa
Market Rasen, UK147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
1 night B&B stay while traveling, easy to find, plenty of parking, English speaking hosts, restaurant and bar on site
Lovely
Written July 2, 2019
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bukagirl
New Jersey3,866 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
You can't miss this so pretty on the river with beautiful views all around.
Make sure you walk out on the bridge for good photos of the castle on the hill.
Written June 28, 2019
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