The view is fantastic, but the ascent with the tracks at the same time a horror. With us it took almost 1.5 hours, stay above 20min then we went back on the return journey. Construction site is currently up and the mini-kiosk was overrun.
If you are athletic and have time, you can walk both ways. Especially the sky ladder for the ascent is recommended.
June 25, 2019
The Königstuhl is a 567.8 meter high mountain and only a stone's throw away from the old town of Heidelberg (7 km). Here you will find an oasis of peace and relaxation and has a fantastic view of Heidelberg and the Neckar valley. In the warm season it is between 5 and 6 degrees cooler than in the city.
From the castle lead a steep staircase (also called Himmelsleiter) and since 1907 also the mountain railways up to the Königstuhl. Even the journey to the Heidelberg mountain is an experience: With the Heidelberg cable cars it goes from the bottom station Kornmarkt on the stations Castle and Molkenkur to the Königstuhl. Alternatively, the bus line 39 leaves every hour from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm from Bismarckplatz to the Königstuhl.
Above, visitors not only expect breathtaking views of Heidelberg, but also many attractions: the amusement park Märchenparadies with 48,000 square meters promises magical hours for the whole family, the falconry Tinnunculus, organizes daily public flight demonstrations and at the famous Landessternwarte you can immerse yourself in the fascination of astronomy ,
For those who prefer to hike, the Königstuhl offers many attractive destinations and trails for every fitness level. The routes are all marked and end near HSB stops.
July 16, 2019
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