Der Königstuhl

Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 192 out of 201 hikers


  • phili

    When the weather is fine, you have a breathtaking view of Heidelberg and the Rhine plain from up here. Even the Palatinate mountains more than 40 kilometers away can still be seen. This look is truly a reward for the arduous climb.

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    • July 20, 2018

  • Melanie

    At the mountain station you have a nice view over Heidelberg, but not on the castle. There are very nice hiking trails suitable for families.

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    • April 6, 2018

  • The Bull Terrier, his Human & Food

    Best and most beautiful view of Heidelberg.

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    • April 5, 2018

  • phili

    In good weather you have a breathtaking view over a part of Heidelberg and the Rhine plain. In the background you can see the 40 km distant Palatine mountains.

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    • July 20, 2018

  • Jonas

    Wonderful view is worthwhile.

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    • July 22, 2018

  • Martin

    Great view of Heidelberg & start for many beautiful hiking tours.

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    • August 13, 2018

  • Oliver

    Breathtaking view of Heidelberg.

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    • May 23, 2018

  • Dirk

    Nice view and start-end point for various hiking tours.

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    • February 25, 2019

  • Aaron

    definitely one of the best viewpoints over Heidelberg!

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    • May 18, 2019

  • Jens

    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.

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    • June 25, 2019

  • JR on Tour

    The Königstuhl is another highlight of Heidelberg. From here you can start with the paraglider. The panorama over the Neckar is very nice.

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    • June 29, 2019

  • JR56

    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.

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    • July 16, 2019

  • Oliver

    Magnificent view from the Königstuhl on Heidelberg

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    • May 23, 2018

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Location: Electoral Palatinate, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany


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