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Konigstuhl Funicular (Bergbahn)

Kornmarkt, 69115 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
06221 5 13 - 26 09
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Ranked #11 of 48 Attractions in Heidelberg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
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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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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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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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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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Bath, Somerset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

There are actually two funiculars (with an interchange station half way up) that take you to the top with some excellent views over Heidelberg (a good day is necessary). Buy a combination ticket: two funiculars plus entrance to the castle. The first funicular has a half-way station for the castle (first stop to visit), then continue up to the top,... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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

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

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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