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Heidelberg Palace

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Each year, Heidelberg Palace attracts around one Million visitors from all over the world. Since the 19th century, These impressive ruins have been synonymous with Romanticism. The Heidelberg Tun, the statues on the facade and the gardens of the...more
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Schlosshof 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 6221 658880
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All reviews guided tour beautiful castle pharmacy museum wine cellar largest wine barrel cable car the river walk up funicular railway great view interesting history worth the trip old town walk around grounds ruins views
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited with a guide who made it come alive with its stories. Very romantic past. The structure itself is pretty amazing and one can imagine what it might have been in the past. Ruins always evoke a wonderful story.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank 782marilyna
Reviewed yesterday

Very impressiv castle above the old town of Heidelberg. Altough it is ruined, the view is spectacular down to the town and the river. An entrance fee has to be paid, but it is worth it. A giuded tour is also possible. Possibilities for eating...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kyriaa01
Reviewed 3 days ago

Interesting....With lots of history and stories from the guides. Food was great at the café. There is lots of walking and its all uneven surfaces.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank McKansas
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The views from Heidelberg Castle are worth seeing so pick a sunny day to visit . 8€ for adults and less for concessions .The walk up is fairly short but quite steep ! Make sure you go to the end of the gardens to get...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank C3530ENdaveh
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful palace but not really much to see.. which we were able to see more of the palace.. this clock was amazing though..

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Kymarra B
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you're into history, the Heidelberg Schloss is the romance of two royals from different worlds who truly fell in love, a perhaps not-so-wise political decision that had major religious-political ramifications, and perhaps the world's largest wine barrel/cask. In order to get the most out...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank DavidFeiser
Reviewed 6 days ago

You can get there following a tiny street, rather narrow and picturesque. Palace has an amazing garden and open space, with fantastic view over the city. I can imagine students coming here to read and learn. For me though this was a wonderful experience of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The ruins of this famous castle carry centuries of history despite being destroyed by fire. Be sure to see the world’s largest wine keg with a dance floor on the top.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank bonbw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The outside of the castle is very nice for a walk, specially with good weather. The price to get inside is quite high and there not something of particular interest to see... Can be avoided the inside.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank umberto93
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heidelberg Palace has been the highlight of our visit so far. The views from the palace down towards the town and river are truly breathtaking. Parts of the palace have been restored and the pharmacy museum really is worth spending an hour or so in....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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April 13, 2019|
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Response from Jane N | Reviewed this property |
Not a Viking cruise but I did the Rhine cruise with Riviera Travel - can I be of help?
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August 18, 2018|
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Response from Maltrueno | Reviewed this property |
You don't need to book anything in advance. Just make sure you make yourself familiar with opening times before getting there. The castle and funicular are open every day, but most museums are closed on Mondays. We were... More
August 1, 2018|
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Response from miketeresamcb | Reviewed this property |
Hi Traveler, As I’ve already pointed out in my review, there is a lot of stairs, cobblestone & uneven paths. That’s not to say it’s impossible for a wheelchair to get about, just be mindful that’s all. Im not sure if a... More