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“Probably the best view of the city” 5 of 5 stars
Review of King's Throne (Konigstuhl)

King's Throne (Konigstuhl)
Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Ranked #14 of 52 Attractions in Heidelberg
Type: Forests, Mountains, Lookouts, Outdoors
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Porto Alegre, RS
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Probably the best view of the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

After taking the funicular up there (there is also a road you can drive or ride a bike up) we were granted a great view of the city and the valley, along with a clean view of the oposing mountain (Heiligenberg). The bar up there although a bit pricey was very good, and we managed to see a falcon (or eagle, sorry don't know the difference at that distance) grabbing a snake and throwing it down at some rocks before swooping down to eat it. Also we manage to catch quite a show of some people practicing paragliding (it was quite windy up there).

Visited May 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
“Weekday mornings have the views and the mountain to yourself”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

This is a lovely piece of forest and it's nice that you can be away from crowds of people for a while. It's also easy walking downhill after taking the funicular to the top (9€ each). Plenty of ways to choose and you don't have to hike with mountain bikes nearby - they have separate paths. We largely followed signs to either the Schloss or number 2.
Lovely views and a pretty easy 4km walk in the woods and we saw 5 other people the whole time.

Visited December 2013
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“My favorite place to ride.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The Konigstuhl has a vast network of intertwining trails that twist around the entire mountain range high above Heidelberg's old city. I brought a group of 6-7 riders up to the "king's chair" this past spring and had an incredible ride.

The trails are multi-use so look out for hikers. Not to mention deer or wild boar which are also common if you walk or pedal quietly enough! You'll see another side of Heidelberg from the endless outlooks and viewing ares complete with benches scattered throughout on every trail. Strategically placed rocks with carved out directions in white paint guide you towards the direction you are headed to so it's impossible to get lost. Or so I thought! But isn't that part of the joy in traveling? Getting lost and exploring new and interesting locations along the way are all part of traveling!

Visited April 2013
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Rockhampton, Australia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great views!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We popped up to the top via the funicular rail and the view over the countryside is wonderful on a clear day. Many people use this as the start/end for walking groups and cycling as is basically a forest area and national park. Good on anyone who cycles or walks up to this spot! (and I mean up!)

Visited October 2013
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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“What a view...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

...across the Neckar and Rhein valleys and way across to the Pfalzerwald hills - the let down up here is the run down Berghotel that looks as if it has been shut for years and has been deteriorating ever since - just look at the view and ignore that is my advice! Ample parking a short uphill walk away!

Visited September 2013
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