"Schloss Heidelberg" Castle - Schloss Tip by partre

Castle - Schloss, Heidelberg: 185 reviews and 338 photos

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by partre

The castle in Heidelberg is something you can't miss; it is just a few steps above the old town and is definitely worth a visit. You can either go by car or by foot. I strongly recommend the second option; the pathway up to the castle consists mostly of stairs, built between a couple of lovely houses. It also allows you to have an interesting view on the old town below.

The castle itself has a very interesting history. Its construction started around 1300 and ended about 400 years later, which explains the heterogeneity of the architecture. It was attacked 2 times by the Frenches during the 17th century, and was abandoned in ruins by the princes.

Entrance: 2 Euros
Guided tour: 3 Euros

Address: Schlosshof 1, 69117 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 654429
Website: http://www.schloss-heidelberg.de/

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  • Written Jun 23, 2004
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