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Konigstuhl Funicular (Bergbahn)

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Address: Kornmarkt, 69115 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Phone Number: 06221 5 13 - 26 09
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This is the way to the castle, but you can get a ticket to go to the top of the mountain. Totally worth it. Great views of the town and river valley, did a little geocaching, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Fairfax, Va
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Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Being a true train nut, I follow grades that have had their track removed, so finding two connected funiculars in one location is unique. Being that the two are over 100 years older than the newer lower track is really a true find. Great experience for families as my second visit in 1991 was with my young family and they... More 

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Fairfax, Va
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the way to the castle, but you can get a ticket to go to the top of the mountain. Totally worth it. Great views of the town and river valley, did a little geocaching, and had a beer at the pub while waiting to go back down to the castle. If you have time you should do this.... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you stop by the Castle! we rode this all the way to the top and enjoyed the view (much colder up there take a jacket). Good for grabbing pictures of the city. there is a park up there to go walking and a "falcon" rehabilitation center. But the Castle was definitely the highlight of this trip.

1 Thank fischdl
Heidelberg, Germany
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This train has been in operation since about 1898. The upper level going to the Koenigstuhl (King's Seat) uses the original wooden cars, and the views are spectacular. Stops at the castle, definitely recommended for people who are accessing the castle from the city.

1 Thank Steve M
Kassel, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the trip from the city centre , you can buy a ticket for this trip with the funicular and to visit the castle together. You can also eat something, the soup tasted really good

Thank simstarcan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok so just do this and castle together. Buy a ticket up and try to come down by foot and then visit the castle. It's a bit hard but great experience.

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Chesterton, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Though I have a fear of heights, I was appreciative for the ride up the side of the mountain. Once up top, the views were breathtaking (my fear, notwithstanding).

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Hof bei Salzburg, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We only took the funicular from the castle to the bottom. It's a smooth ride but no views unless you start from the very top. It was cloudy when we were here so there would not have been a view anyway but on a clear day it would be stunning. Yes, go for it.

Thank Convent101
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I enjoyed the comfortable trip on the funicular, leading to beautiful views and the castle, but do have a gripe. I asked for a ticket giving entrance to the castle, but then found out that it only gives access to the castle grounds. Eventually I ended up not being able to go into the castle, which is what I actually... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

There are 2 funicular's in Heidelberg. A ticket from the castle will get you on the new funicular but you need an additional ticket to ride this one, the old funicular. It is worth it for the views and it's a very steep climb. There is actually quite a bit to do at the top of the mountain, hiking, a... More 

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