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Konigstuhl Funicular (Bergbahn)

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Address: Kornmarkt, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Phone Number: 06221 5 13 - 26 09
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This cost 12 euros including entrance to the castle and seemed well worth it. Take the old funicular up to the peak for the view - you can walk here too - and go into the castle... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Thanks to suggestions from other, we got our ticket for 2 stops beyond the Schloss (Castle). It enabled us to look down onto the river and city. Plus it offered a beautiful setting for walking. It's possible to walk down to the next stop and then the castle but the funicular was so much fun why walk???

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This cost 12 euros including entrance to the castle and seemed well worth it. Take the old funicular up to the peak for the view - you can walk here too - and go into the castle on the first level. Not sure why some people have criticised this as slow - each part took about 10 minutes. Fast enough... More 

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Thank Jane H
Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Affordable fun scenic funicular ride. We took the funicular to the very, very top. Stunning views! Then we stopped at the castle on the way back down on the funicular. Great family experience. Awesome photo opportunities!!

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Thank MaryFrances13
Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are two legs of this funicular journey: the first one is by modern funicular and takes you past the old castle. On the station after the castle, you change to a very nice and well-kept veteran funicular for the last leg up to the Königstuhl hill. You can get an all-inclusive ticket that combines entry to the castle with... More 

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Thank amarcord83
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can pick this train up from Schloss Heidelberg. It is a fantastic way to glide up the mountainside to the Konigstuhl. It is full of history, at over 100 years old.

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Thank Jessica W
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been up to Königsstuhl a few times although never with the funicular and decided I'd like to try it at least once. It cost me €12 for a return ticket. There was a bit of a queue but as going up the Bergbahn was my main mission I didn't mind. It's a cool little set of trains and if... More 

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Thank Chichi A
Kaiserslautern, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The view from top is really great! It would be nice to trek to the top but using the cable car is in itself a very nice experience! There is a small cabin on top serving ice cream and cold drinks. If one is lucky, one can catch some people hang-gliding too! P.S: If you have a VRN job ticket,... More 

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Helsinki
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was bored out of my wits. There is nothing to see because there re trees all around and train is sooooo sloooow. I do not recommend and i wish I could take my 2 hours back

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ride to the Konigstuhl using the funicular (Bergbahn) is an adventure in itself with a very steep final approach to the peak. The first funicular takes one to the Heidelberg Castle and the second funicular still runs in its historic cars to the peak. Engineered by the Swiss, it is a historic monument well worth the very leisurely ride.... More 

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are visiting Heidelberg, make sure you make the time for a trip on this funicular system. At €12 (£10; $13.50) for a return adult ticket - which includes both railways and entrance to the Castle - this is money well spent. The lower section of the track takes you to the castle, and you can get out to... More 

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