Konigstuhl Funicular (Bergbahn)

Konigstuhl Funicular (Bergbahn)

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IrishRover
Pittsburgh, PA2,763 contributions
Couples
Really enjoyed our trip up and down the hillside. We started at 900am on a hot Saturday morning and went to the top first. There are two trains to take. After getting some great photos and enjoying the view. We headed down to the castle. The price of the ticket included entry. Enjoyed our time there and choose to walk down the path from the castles total time was around 3.5 hours and a very leisurely pace
Written June 19, 2022
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey14,431 contributions
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 They made us buy an overpriced mask for the sake of an outdated pandemic regulation.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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Sagri2013
Indianapolis, IN4,193 contributions
Starting in 1890, the historic Heidelberg Mountain railways, one of the city's most popular attractions. is a two-section funicular railway. It runs all year round between Kornmarkt, about 113 meters above sea level, to Königstuhl, nearly 550 meters above sea level and the highest point in Heidelberg, providing impressive views of the city, the Neckar valley and the Rhine plain - right up to the Palatinate Wine Route. It could accommodate up to 50 passengers on each of its journeys. Since its renovation between 2003 and 2005, the Heidelberger Bergbahn is considered a striking combination of one of the country’s oldest and most modern funiculars mountain railway in Germany presenting quite different appearances. It is the longest mountain railway route in Germany - 1.5 km long. More than a million passengers use the traditional mountain railways and enjoy this attraction every year. Visitors are guaranteed a wonderful view of Heidelberg and the surrounding area. During our ride on it, we experienced Heidelberg and its charming surroundings from a very special perspective.
Written December 24, 2021
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GowerDG
Chesterfield, UK220 contributions
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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StaceyH44
United States93 contributions
Family
Easiest way to get to the castle if you’re already walking through Aldstadt.
Reasonably priced ticket includes entrance to the castle, apothecary museum, and wine barrel (must pay additional at castle IF you want a tour of the castle).
Multiple destination options
Written January 1, 2020
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Alfred V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2,809 contributions
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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fetzerm
Ripley, TN405 contributions
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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dese2
Auburn, NY2,505 contributions
The funicular was working this time! Last time it was in Heidelberg it was out-of-order. It is an inexpensive and quick way to reach the castle and even higher parts of Heidelberg.
Get a ticket, pass through the turnstile and board a car. The ride is automated with automatic opening and closing doors.
Step in and take a seat! Just follow the signs.
Written November 14, 2021
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Ruth S
Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany48 contributions
If you're looking for a leisurely activity and some good sights, just jump on the tram and ride all the way to the top! Wow! Best view I've seen of the city. Keep in mind, there's not a lot to do past the castle, so if you're planning time, I would give this up to go do other things if I had to. Or you can just take the tram to the castle and get off at that stop...This will save time and you still get the experience. There is a small cafe at the top...Perfect place to stop for a quick beer or gluhwein.
Written January 14, 2020
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sa01008
Washington DC, DC55 contributions
Enjoy the breathtaking views of Heidelberg from the platform of the Bergbahn. Conveniently get to the famous castle ruins by train. Experience the steepness of the hills around Heidelberg and the view on the river Neckar.
Personal recommendation: go up all the way by train, then walk down to the castle (about halfway down the hill), take a tour of the ruins, then walk down the "short" path (mostly stairs) down to the old town. Round it out with some great "Kaffee and Kuchen" (cake and coffee) at one of the small cafes in the pedestrian zone, or have a microbrew at "Vetters".
Written February 22, 2016
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