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Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg)

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Address: Schloss Heidelberg, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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+49 6221 654429
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Construction on this regal castle, the symbolic heart of the city, began in...

Construction on this regal castle, the symbolic heart of the city, began in the early 1300s.

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What a great sight it is from the river and even better when you go up. There is plenty to do here with walking the garden as well as the castle. Expect to spend at least three... read more

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Melbourne, Australia
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What a great sight it is from the river and even better when you go up. There is plenty to do here with walking the garden as well as the castle. Expect to spend at least three hours here. We did the English tour to see the interior of the castle. Only €5 extra. Our guide was a little boring... More 

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Leipzig, Germany
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Very beautiful scenery! The castle is massive and unique. Definitely worth the travel. The garden is also worth the walk around.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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The castle and the whole village are just a great experience, even with small kids that would prefer running around! We had a nice walk through the gardens, main castles and went up to Koeningstuhl (King's Chair) which was really impressive for the kids (and adults)!

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Visited the quaint town of Heidelberg and the Heidelberg castle in August 2015 on a solo-day trip from Frankfurt and came back with some lovely memories of the town and the castle in particular. The history of the castle and the town - which boasts of having one of the oldest universities in the world - was one of the... More 

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A steep walk up the slopes but the fantastic views from castle are well worth the time to walk on a cloudy cold day. There is a funicular railway but closed for maintenance during my visit.

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We took the tour as part of our AmaWaterways cruise. As with all tours - they hire the best guides and have comfortable listening systems. We spent 2 nights in Basel before the cruise and I was determined not to participate in any tours. However - after the initial embarrassment wore off - I realized how much I would be... More 

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Taking the gondola we went to the castle to have a nice view over the Oldtown of Heidelberg. And I was definitely not disappointed. The castle itself was stunningly beautiful and i really enjoyed walking around and seeing every little corner of it! As i saw some castles before this one was by far the most mesmerizing!! Absolutely worth a... More 

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Heidelberg Castle is lovely, home to an apothecary and the world's largest wine barrel. A terrific place to visit!

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We took the English tour and had the best tour guide ever. He was very well educated on the history of the castle and presented it well. The view is beautiful and castle ruins very interesting to see. Well worth the drive to visit.

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We enjoyed a lovely morning wandering around the gardens and outside of the castle. We didn't do a guided tour, but the photo ops and scenery from the castle grounds are plenty to take you back and imagine life in a time gone by. We didn't brave the steep uphill walk, we caught the funicular. Luckily the turnover of people... More 

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