King's Throne (Konigstuhl)

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King's Throne (Konigstuhl)
4.5
Mountains • Lookouts • Forests
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Alfred V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2,751 contributions
Disappointing
Aug 2020
You can take two funiculars to arrive at this point, but because you have to change halfway into a small and very slow train, waiting times were long, around 1 hour. When you get to the top, you see a part of the city, but frankly it is nog an amazing view, and there is not much else to do or see, so it is not worth the trouble. Waiting times to go down again, plus the slow ride: a total of at least two hours for one mediocre view...
Written September 13, 2020
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Amarins
Wageningen, The Netherlands16 contributions
Not worth it when it is cloudy
Jan 2020
We visited the Koningstuhl on a cloudy and windy day. Therefore there was not a great view and it was very windy and cold. We payed quite a lot of money to take the mountain train up to the top which was quite amusing, but we were rather disappointed by the view. Maybe it is much more worth it when the weather is good!
Written February 13, 2020
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cooffwego
Washington DC, DC293 contributions
Amazing to visit, what a view!
Jun 2019
From a top high, one can see for miles across all those terra cotta colored roofs. The river way is stunning and remains active. It's very breath taking and so much worthwhile visiting.
Written August 11, 2019
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Aquinasmagister
Hatfield, UK350 contributions
Lively. Wish we had bikes
Jul 2019 • Couples
We took the funicular up and then walked around the top including some of the walks. We had just finished a cycling tour and I felt very envious of people cycling round - these are some great cycling and walking routes. There’s a cafe various residences an astronomy institute and a children’s play park at the top with car parking so you’re not entirely isolated from the world

After a coffee we decided to walk all the way down

If you are going to walk down ensure you have good footwear because the footpaths are very rough.

Talk footpath four (yellow four inside a yellow circle on a black background) , from beside the funicular station if you want to walk down, then footpath two. Or the white square flag with the red line in the middle of it. Ther signposts slightly Peter out midway. The old stone signs to Molkenkur if all else fails take you down to the Molkenkur stop of the funicular which is the stop just above the stop for the castle

There is a very steep set of steps at one point which is easier to climb up than down and they are beautiful and romantic but not in great repair so if you are scared of heights, don’t have the right footwear, or have balance or joint problems DONT try it go along the less steep paths instead

You will undoubtedly see mountain bikers everywhere. The paths cross and we even saw mountain bikers climbing up the very rough footpath we were going down. This made me jealous

A great mornings walk. All told we took in about 6km of meandering by the time we got back down to the Kornmarkt.

Really enjoyable and could have spent lots of time cycling and walking round this

Written July 31, 2019
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mikkog321
Oulu, Finland297 contributions
Nice view
Jul 2019 • Friends
Really nice view. Easy access also by car, road signa coul be a little better. If you are staying in Heidelberg this is a must-visit place
Written July 29, 2019
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Ros1943
Castlebar, Ireland948 contributions
Enjoy the Amazing Views
Jul 2019 • Family
We took the easy option and travelled up by the Heidelberg funicular railways which is a special experience.

Views are amazing and you really get a wonderful view of the Rhein and surrounding countryside.

Bar at the top is a wonderful place to relax, grab a beer and soak in the amazing views.

Shows off Heidelberg and the beauty of the Rhein and surrounding countryside.

Well worth the effort and time to get to this station 1804 feet above sea level.
Written July 22, 2019
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Isabelle W
Stockholm, Sweden18 contributions
Beautiful view and nice afternoon hike
Feb 2019 • Friends
I and a friend visited Königstuhl in late February. You can get there by bus or (some times of the year) lift; we didn’t know that so we hiked up the mountain. The trails were fairly easy, but be warned that there are a lot of stairs leading up to the top!

The view over Heidelberg and Neckar was great! However, if you want a closer look at the town, I recommend the terrace next to Schloß Heidelberg.
Written March 4, 2019
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Avraham Yosko
11 contributions
representative site for german old magnificent architecture
Mar 2018
The site offers a great view on the city, in any weather, the way is beutiful, at any season. The palace is axtravagant as it is expected by the Genre, there is an interesting small museum inside about pharmacology! it is a real nice enriched surprise. It can be reached by walking, bus or th special mount tram
Written February 21, 2019
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Valentina Z
46 contributions
A nice, but definitely not the best view of Heidelberg
Aug 2018 • Friends
Hiking there through the forest can take quite some time (and efforts), so probably taking a funicular would have been a better idea. The view on the top is definitely nice, but honestly I expected something much more spectacular. In reality most of the view is just fields and forests. The view from the other side of the river (Philosopher's Way) is much much better!
Another important moment: while hiking there, follow the signs and don't trust Google maps. They show a bit different location.
Written August 26, 2018
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Fred M
Supersano, Italy24 contributions
Feeling alive
Sep 2017 • Solo
When I arrived in Heidelberg, I wasn't aware of such an amazing place. I got to know about it by chance actually and, on my last day of vacation, I had a walk in the middle of the forest... It definitely left me speechless, as the surrounding area was completely wild and for the first time (figuratively speaking) I really enjoyed being alone. Throw your smartphones away and explore every spot you can, decorated with wooden toys for children, benches, open-air gymnastics equipment, sculptures and so on.
You'll probably meet somebody along the way, usually local people hiking, that never failed to smile to me.
The highest area can be reached by hiking or by cable car. As you get off, there's also a small kiosk with wurst and Brezel, as well as beer. However, what leaves you amazed once again is the sunning view that you can enjoy while eating or drinking, since this place is located on a natural terrace, facing the whole city beneath.
Any other word is unnecessary.
Written August 24, 2018
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