Heidelberger Schloss

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Recommended by 237 out of 245 hikers


  • Sebastian Kowalke

    The huge castle of Heidelberg is itself as a ruin one of the most beautiful castles of Germany. Unlike Neuschwanstein Castle, Heidelberg Castle has a history of almost 900 years. Its foundation goes back to Konrad the Staufer, half brother of King Friedrich Barbarossa, who relocated his seat of rule to Heidelberg around 1180. In the centuries of its existence, the enormous fortification was repeatedly expanded, besieged, conquered and damaged. The greatest devastation suffered the palace in the Palatinate War of Succession, when the victorious French blew up large parts of the castle. For many years, the ruin fell into ruin and was partially restored only from the late 19th century. Today, the castle is lovingly maintained and houses a medieval museum and the German Pharmacy Museum. Opening times and entrance fees can be found at schloss-heidelberg.de/besucherinformation/preise

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    • December 22, 2017

  • dxs.sxk

    Very nice destination! From there you have a great view of Heidelberg's old town.

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    • October 6, 2018

  • Matzel

    Large castle garden with view over Heidelberg (freely accessible). Visit the castle for a fee.

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    • March 12, 2017

  • HeikoGerNL

    Lovely castle. You can enter the park for free

    • January 7, 2018

  • LSky

    Definitely a nice destination, even though the castle is unfortunately very crowded by tourists ... (getting up early or starting again later is definitely worth it!)

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    • July 20, 2018

  • HeikoGerNL

    Lovely ol castle with a nice view

    • February 17, 2018

  • JR on Tour

    Highlight of Heidelberg, the castle ruins. From here you have a wonderful view of Heidelberg and the Neckar.

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    • June 29, 2019

  • Joccer1

    Nice view and great location very big areial

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    • October 15, 2018

  • The Bull Terrier, his Human & Food

    Extremely worth seeing in all seasons.

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    • August 29, 2017

  • JR56

    It is world famous and the epitome of German romanticism - the Heidelberg Castle. The castle ruin towers majestically above the rooftops of the old town. For five centuries the electors of the Palatinate resided there. Today, this mysterious castle attracts millions of tourists each year.
    An absolute top highlight and a clear recommendation.
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    • July 16, 2019

  • HikingUtzi

    Neckarsteig stages 1-3. Super trails good way. Mostly forest roads good transport links. The ladder is good to see what the lungs do. Have a total of 25 minutes to the top needed. Really fun in any weather.

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    • November 28, 2019

  • jour-reveur

    You have to be aware in advance that there are a lot of tourist groups on the way.

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    • September 10, 2018

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Location: Electoral Palatinate, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany


  • Elevation200 m

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