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Konigstuhl Funicular (Bergbahn)

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Address: Kornmarkt, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Phone Number: +49 6221 5132609
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My very first journey on a funicular.

Loved my little jaunt up and down. Found the mechanics of it all rather interesting. Absolutely fantastic views from the top.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 July 2016
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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Loved my little jaunt up and down. Found the mechanics of it all rather interesting. Absolutely fantastic views from the top.

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Sofia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Definitely not the experience i hoped for. At the top there is certainly nothing except the view. It is much nicer in the Altstadt.

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Dhaka
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We took this from bottom of the Heidelberg castle to reach the top. Avoid that because you don't see anything. Take it to other destinations but if you get off the castle you will see nothing but walls. It was a waste of them and it cost 6€ per person. Total waste.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The day we took the funicular was overcast and rainy. We bought round trip tickets all the way to the top, which includes access to the castle halfway up. You take a modern train car to the 2nd stop, then change over to the old-fashioned one to go all the way to the top. Even with the clouds and rain,... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

The trip is rather pricey. We bought two €9 tickets and found out at the top they were actually one way. There used to be a hotel at the top but it is now closed and fenced in giving the whole area a bit of a ghetto look. The old train itself is very nicely kept in original state.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

I have never been in any funicular earlier. We took ticket for the entire journey. The experience till King's throne was amazing. Awesome views. The wooden funicular is not to be missed. Then went to castle. But we couldn't take the funicular down as there was a long queue so we walked down.

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Thank G2designin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

You can take this train from Kornmarkt all the way to the top of Konigstuhl or just to the castle (price is included in castle admission to take the train that far). We hiked to the castle, took the train from the castle to the "midpoint" station, then walked the "Stairway to Heaven" (over 1,200 steps) to the top of... More 

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Melbourne
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Your Schloss ticket includes this funicular to get to and from the castle. €7 all up. You wouldn't be taking it for the ride itself, only to get to the castle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

No line, walked right on. Pleasant ride. Operators were helpful. Switched to historical train easily. No confusion or wait. Great view at the very top. Had a nice Cola and a pretzel at the top and enjoyed the view.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

We travelled with our son who has a disability. He loved the funicular ride and was thrilled with the views when we reached the top. Would highly recommend.

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