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Konigstuhl Funicular (Bergbahn)

Kornmarkt, 69115 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
06221 5 13 - 26 09
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Ranked #12 of 48 Attractions in Heidelberg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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Seguin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

During our stay in Germany, we decided to try this journey up the mountain. First, it is inexpensive compared to other attractions and as with the culture, don't feel rushed. You can start at the street level or at the castle level, depending on where you are. Take the train up the mountain. There are a few stops and you... More

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

What a view. Make sure you go all the way to the top. Just walk 1 minute to the historical Funicular at the stop. Coffee shop up the too Cake to die for !

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Nieuwpoort, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Going up the hil on a cable car on a one trail track, maating the downgoing car halfway. At the Köningstuhl a wonderful panarama of Heidelberg, the river , the bridge and a very nice terrace and restaurant to have a break. look also into the lobby of the restaurant to see the photos of distuingished and famous visitors.

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