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Konigstuhl Funicular (Bergbahn)

Kornmarkt, 69115 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
06221 5 13 - 26 09
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Ranked #14 of 49 Attractions in Heidelberg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams, Other
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Greenville, South Carolina
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183 reviews 183 reviews
96 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The Bergbahn consists of two parts - a relatively modern funicular up to the castle area, then an older, slightly rickety but perhaps more interesting train up to the "King's Throne." I opted for the whole ride (12 Euros up and back). I asked the young woman from whom I bought the ticket if I should ride to the top... More

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Dallas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
28 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is a great little diversion going to the top of the mountain. The bottom section is new and goes from just outside of Marketplatz to about half way up. From there you get on the old cable train (yes it's a cable) and it hauls you all the way to the top in vintage coaches. Allow at least an... More

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Military Base
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My husband is a train fanatic, so this is a favorite of his while we lived in Heidelberg. When family or friends would come, this is the best way up to the Castle...then you can ride back down, or walk down...much easier on the hips and knees that way! Unless you want exercise! The station has been modernized, and it... More

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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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142 reviews 142 reviews
33 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Impressive, modern, funicular railway - little sightseeing and purely functional if you get off at the Castle - would have liked to have had more time and gone to the top but sadly we were not able to do it

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Venlo, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The ride was OK, after quite some queuing we came at the top. Nobody ever told that you can only walk around and that the restaurant was closed. Indeed the view was nice but from the castle I enjoyed it more.

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Melbourne, Australia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
67 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We used the funicular a few times when in Heidelberg. The first stop takes you to the Castle whilst a change in grade requires one to change cars to ascend to the top. Views here are well worth the few extra minutes to travel and enjoy a coffee at a nearby restaurant. Tickets can include admission to the Castle or... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Very beautiful view in a safe furnicular. The construction is unique, very different from others that I've, goes like a stair into the hill and brings you almost to the top, where you can see almost the entire Neckar valley. The car is very good and surrounded by glass, permiting to see everything around. The people that work there is... More

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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71 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We took the trip up to the castle, and our ticket included admission, and a return ticket - We didn't go right to the top, but will certainly consider that on our next visit..

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Wigan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

My partner has an interest in Funicular railways and this is a really good one . The Funicular is in two parts and from the top gives wonderful views over Heidelberg.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

For 12 euros you get a ticket that takes you from the Kornmarkt station all the way up to Königstuhl, elevation ~600 metres, and also gives you entrance to Heidelberg Castle. The view from the top alone made this worthwhile.

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