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Heidelberg and Thick tower are in ruins for ages. However, it is interesting and thrilling to feel... read more

Reviewed November 19, 2018
Delft, The Netherlands
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this beautiful castle was almost destroyed druing ww2, but for the past 10 years little by little... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
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Schloss, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

Heidelberg and Thick tower are in ruins for ages. However, it is interesting and thrilling to feel the touch of time, humans and wars on the architectural objects created by people.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shimnik
Reviewed October 3, 2018

this beautiful castle was almost destroyed druing ww2, but for the past 10 years little by little there has being a restoratjion has been done. still a site to see.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank papo55
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place with amazing view, I recommend! Only thing is that we were visiting there at the morning, we were there around 9am and we left maybe around 11am and the place was already full of turists when we were leaving.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ansku H
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Located overseeing the river the colourful castle is visited by most rourist to Heidelberg. On the inside there is not really that much of interest apart from the great barrel

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank werdlerswereld
Reviewed August 4, 2018

The tower and the grounds around it offer great views over the town, river and surrounding countryside. It would have been a great vantage point in the medieval ages when the castle had a defensive purpose. Now, it offers tourists a great opportunity for taking...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank TAIN2013
Reviewed October 29, 2017

View the river valley and the old town from this garden-like area outside the castle ruins. Still puzzled about this heading though, since I believe Dicker Turm means bulky tower. Maybe the reference is to the fact that the bulky tower can be viewed here...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank GPBurdell67
Reviewed October 9, 2017

We took the funicular to the schloss and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Lovely views and the wine barrel was amazing!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank NikiSPrague
Reviewed September 10, 2017

Nice place in the Castle/Schloss. One can enjoy the amazzzzingggg city view from the place. Really worth to visit.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank AzadAjay
Reviewed January 26, 2017

The Dicker Turm is part of the famous castle at Heidelberg and is definitely worth visiting. In the summer the Heidelberg Theater puts on a play (new every year)., usually only interesting for German speakers. But the tower itself also offers an amazing view. In...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank nina-w217
Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

I believe that this attraction should be called Castle Gardens as the Dicker Turm is just outside the gardens. The gardens were a little stark while I was there but the views were lovely over the foggy city. Really be sure you get over in...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank jehenson81
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