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Konigstuhl Funicular (Bergbahn)

Kornmarkt, 69115 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
06221 5 13 - 26 09
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Ranked #13 of 48 Attractions in Heidelberg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The old railcar and station are well worth the ride all the way to the top! The views there are unbelievable. We didn't tour the interior of the Heidelberg Castle, but there was still plenty to see on the grounds. The cost was included in the Funicular ticket.

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ashby de la zouch
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

we then went onto the top of the funicular after the castle but found it uninspiring. if you want a decent walk then take it one way and walk down as the scenery and woods look good.

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I haven't been to the top of the hill on the funicular, so can't comment on the attraction as a whole, but it is worth noting that the cheapest return ticket also includes free entry to the castle. If you simply walk to the castle and pay to go in it will cost as much as the funicular, so unless... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Do the old part as well as the new (the new only goes to the castle). It is well worth the few extra Euros as it is fascinating to see the "ancient" railcar and station.

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Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It is a nice trip until the top of the hill. You need to change at a certain point, and the view deserves the time spend. A little difficult with a stroller, but doable!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The views from the top of the mountain where the funicular takes you are excellent .. We also had good apple strident and schnapps .. Lovely given the slightly chilly weather due to a light drizzle

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Funiculars seem to be popular in Europe. I've ridden one in Prague, Czech Republic and the longest was in Bergen, Norway, a fabulous ride to a view looking out over the entire harbor. This ride is of middling length, but worth taking. Important to note, on the Heidelberg funicular there are several stops. The first drops one at the castle,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you are taking the tram just to get to the castle, it will save you some walk. But if you are taking it for Konigstuhl, definitely not worth it. I literally spent 10 min. at the top, just enough time to catch the next train downhill. There is nothing there, not even panorama view of the area. Just hiking... More

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Madeira Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It's best to take the tram up the hill to the castle and then walk down the hill from the castle after spending a few hours touring the castle. You can also get a round trip ticket on the tram in case you get tired after walking the castle grounds which are big.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The Bergbahn is guite long, you even have to change train, the second one is smaller, older and the hill gets a bit steeper. Then you can go down. But that´s about it. You can bring something to eat and drink, spend some time, have a walk around in the woods, and the view of course, some hanggliders. To be... More

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