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Konigstuhl Funicular (Bergbahn)
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Best views in the city

If you're looking for a leisurely activity and some good sights, just jump on the tram and ride all... read more

Reviewed January 14, 2020
ruths985
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Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
Rare Opportuunity

The opportunity to ride a 19th century funicular railway was too good an opportunity to pass up, so... read more

Reviewed February 23, 2020
fetzerm
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Ripley, Tennessee
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Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

This is a really fun side trip. Two funiculars - one really old. Make sure you buy a ticket to the top. The view of the valley is spectacular. This is a leisurely and fun side trip. If you are limited with time - not necessary.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

We two couples wanted to visit the top Konigstuhl station of the funicular in Heidelberg to get the view of the city on a lovely fall day. However, we found that the only ticket for sale included Schloss Heidelberg which we had visited the previous day. We felt that the cost per person of 12 Euro was too expensive. They did not sell a ticket just for the funicular, so are missing a trick. We purchased a tram and bus ticket for 4 days for 5 Euros, so the price they wanted to charge for the funicular was extortionate. As the funicular is run by the same people, they might want to reconsider their pricing and attract more people to this tourist location.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jwabash73
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

Most people take the funicular only up to castle, but consider a detour to the top if the weather is nice. Up to the castle, the funicular runs mostly in a tunnel, so there are no views. This then changes dramatically and you end over 400 altitude meters above the city. At midpoint, you transfer to the historic version of the funicular (with modern technology underneath). Several trails lead you downhill and let you approach the castle from above. Depending on route, it is 3-5km hike/walk from the top to the castle. The shortest route includes a 1300+ step stairway, the "Himmelsleiter" (stairway to heaven). The one-way funicular fare includes admission to the interior court of the castle; the surrounding gardens can be visited free of charge.

Date of experience: October 2018
5  Thank Paulanus
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Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Went there by the stairs which was veryyy tiring but at the same FUN! However the only problem was the weather wasn’t helping. It was a very sunny day. Pathway to heavens they called it and once i reached the top, i understood why it is called so. Worth it!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank FK_AlMarzooqi
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

If you’re going to visit the castle, this is no doubt the fastest and most interesting way up. You can always walk down from the castle!

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank 7itamar7
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