Konigstuhl Funicular (Bergbahn)

Konigstuhl Funicular (Bergbahn)

Konigstuhl Funicular (Bergbahn)
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  • woodie49
    Brighton, United Kingdom972 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Get there early to avoid the queue!!!
    Good value as we didnt even realise it included entry to the castle. But of the queue. Had we realised it would take so long we would likely have walked up. There did not seem to be a good queueing method as we saw people just walking past. Still, it was a good experience and we enjoyed the trip.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 24, 2023
  • Ian S
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Views From Heidelberg Castle
    On Tuesday 8th August, 2023, we docked at Mannheim on our Rhine Cruise. We boarded the coach for the optional excursion to Heidelberg. After a conducted tour of the town we decided to walk along high street to look at the shops and other attractions. It's a picturesque town on the Neckar River. It felt like a fairy tale place with wooded hills on each side of the river and the Castle up above. Eventually we queued up at the Funicular Railway Station. It was very crowded and the queue seemed endless. Finally we purchased our return tickets (9 euros each) to the Castle. It was a short ride - we alighted and walked to the Castle. The views were spectacular of the Neckar River and the town below. Spent some time walking around the Castle's attractions. A nice experience and we enjoyed the visit.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 27, 2023
  • cojosurfer
    Pismo Beach, California65 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Totally worth it
    Definitely a must while in Heidelberg. If you have kids in tow then it’s most definitely a must. It’s a three section funicular that starts at the Alstadt Kornmkt and lifts to the Schloss Castle. You can debark there and check out the castle which is amazing. Once you have had your fill you can ride a second funicular to a cool little mountain style station to board the last funicular that goes to the kings stool or Kronigs Schtule. It’s the hill behind the castle with the two antennas that is visible from town. The two first funiculars are modern. The last one is a funky replica of the 1900 original. It climbs slopes of between 22-40%. The views from top are amazing if it’s clear. Pro tips: early bird gets the worm. Show up at 0900 and be rewarded with no lines and low human count. Later and it will feel like a July weekend at Disneyland. Get the panorama tickets which gets you the full Monty. Bier Garten and a kids fun zone at the top!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 18, 2023
  • lowryepp
    Epping, United Kingdom909 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views, quite exciting
    Starts at a modern station in the cornmarket, just up from village centre. Not cheap, and signage confusing - 2 stages, different categories / ages. The last section is historic. Staff helped. Be aware that the top level is often in cloud and mist. Views should be good.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 31, 2023
  • Kelly B
    Iowa5,202 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easy way to get to the castle
    We took this just up to the castle. Maybe if we had gone up higher, I would have thought it more impressive. They packed the cars quite tightly when we were there, making it difficult to look out. Even so, there wasn’t much to see. This really is just a more convenient way to get up to the castle, rather than hiking it. We had to wait about fifteen minutes at the bottom to board, and ten at the top to come back down. There are some steps to reach the funicular cars.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 4, 2023
  • FraserD1969
    Ruislip, United Kingdom61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Buy the panoramic ticket for best experience
    There are 2 parts to the funicular. The first section takes you to the castle and higher to a midway point. This is a modern computer controlled vehicle. The second part going to the very top is a delightful experience in a more traditional vehicle. Definitely recommend booking the panoramic ticket. The journey and views from the top are breathtaking.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 13, 2023
  • Leah 💜
    243 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful views
    This is a really fantastic thing! We drove from Frankfurt and parked in the underground car park just by the fountain. You need the panoramic ticket to get to the very top. The first part is an electric modern funicular which takes you to the castle. You can get off and explore the grounds which is beautiful. You can then board a second carriage which takes you to the mid way point to board a traditional wooden carriage. The To then ride to the very top where there is a little traditional kiosk selling beer and snacks and also a large restaurant looking over the hills. The views are so beautiful - but the wait time can be long if you visit at peak times. The earlier you get there the better. We got back to the bottom around 1pm and it was starting to get manic with school trips and large groups.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written June 2, 2024
  • William V
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Funicular-There and back again
    Fee is 9€ per person and includes admission to Schloss Heidelberg. Alterntive is to walk up mountain to castle, but you still need a ticket. If coming from train station (hbf) take bus #20 outside train station behind tourist info building. It stops at Korn market where you get on funicular. When finished, go to stop across street and return on same bus #20 to return to hbf (train station). Be sure to visit the castle cellar where you can enjoy a glass of wine about 4.9 € while looking at the largest wine cask in the world. It was used to collect local taxes in the form of wine. Citizens grew wine but had no money. Apotheke museum is also interesting.
    Visited July 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written July 5, 2024
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey16,129 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
We bought a ticket including the Castle attractions and museums. They made us buy an overpriced mask for the sake of an outdated pandemic regulation. That part was unpleasant and a bit ridiculous but understandably they only follow the rules.
The ride was pleasant and quick. The views are beautiful. We hear that quite often there is a long waiting time, but we were quite lucky that it was relatively short in our instance.
Written September 19, 2022
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William V
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
Fee is 9€ per person and includes admission to Schloss Heidelberg. Alterntive is to walk up mountain to castle, but you still need a ticket. If coming from train station (hbf) take bus #20 outside train station behind tourist info building. It stops at Korn market where you get on funicular. When finished, go to stop across street and return on same bus #20 to return to hbf (train station).
Be sure to visit the castle cellar where you can enjoy a glass of wine about 4.9 € while looking at the largest wine cask in the world. It was used to collect local taxes in the form of wine. Citizens grew wine but had no money. Apotheke museum is also interesting.
Written July 5, 2024
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Leah 💜
Halifax, West Yorks243 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
This is a really fantastic thing! We drove from Frankfurt and parked in the underground car park just by the fountain.

You need the panoramic ticket to get to the very top. The first part is an electric modern funicular which takes you to the castle. You can get off and explore the grounds which is beautiful. You can then board a second carriage which takes you to the mid way point to board a traditional wooden carriage. The To then ride to the very top where there is a little traditional kiosk selling beer and snacks and also a large restaurant looking over the hills.

The views are so beautiful - but the wait time can be long if you visit at peak times. The earlier you get there the better.

We got back to the bottom around 1pm and it was starting to get manic with school trips and large groups.
Written June 2, 2024
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DG
Chesterfield, UK234 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
As a part of your schloss ticket you can take the funicular up to the top or even beyond the castle. We only went half way. It was safe and reliable however their queuing system means it is slow and takes a while to get on the tram.
Also the insistence on wearing a mask and Charging you for one if you do not have one is massively frustrating.

Take a mask.

Also this attraction is very much open despite the trip advisor saying it’s closed.
Written August 16, 2022
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand4,208 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We were actually quite disappointed with the funicular. It's only a very short ride up from Kornmarkt to Schloss Heidelberg and you can't really get any good views while riding, only when you get to the top. The cost of the funicular is included in the 9-euro ticket that provides access to the castle.
Written January 29, 2023
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Alfred V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2,714 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This is the second of 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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trzeci.rozdzial
Warsaw, Poland38 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
The lower part is ok. Just a short ride in a spacious car, it can be fun. The upper part, however, is simply boring. It is a lengthy ride in a tight, crowded car. Because the rails are surrounded by forrest all the way long, there are absolutely no views to see during the ride. I would like to say that it may only worth to take the ride if you are going up to the falconry or to the theme park, but... even in these cases you can take a cheaper, more convenient ride on 39 bus line (from Bismarkplatz) and you will at least have the views to admire!
Written June 27, 2024
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MKTBE
Topeka, KS4,043 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
While most of our party chose to walk up to the impressive Schloss Heidelberg, my husband chose to take the easier route of riding the funicular. The Konigstuhl, or Heidelberg Funicular, is a two section railway. The first section runs from the Kornmarkt, in Old Town Heidelberg, up to the Schloss. This is very handy for any who might have a physical difficulty in walking to the fortress. The second section takes you higher up the mountain, and affords wonderful views of the Heidelberg, and the Neckar River.
Written January 14, 2023
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fetzerm
Ripley, TN395 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The opportunity to ride a 19th century funicular railway was too good an opportunity to pass up, so we did it. Although on the original funicular railroad bed the equipment, itself was most definitely 21st Century. We only road it up to Heidelberg Castle with it's magnificent views of Heidelberg and the Neckar River Valley. It's worth a trip if you have the time.
Written February 23, 2020
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Kelly B
Iowa5,202 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
We took this just up to the castle. Maybe if we had gone up higher, I would have thought it more impressive.

They packed the cars quite tightly when we were there, making it difficult to look out. Even so, there wasn’t much to see. This really is just a more convenient way to get up to the castle, rather than hiking it.

We had to wait about fifteen minutes at the bottom to board, and ten at the top to come back down. There are some steps to reach the funicular cars.
Written November 4, 2023
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