Discover The Renowned Ruins of Heidelberg Palace CastlePerched on the lush hillside of Königstuhl Mountain, high above the city, Heidelberg Castle has been an inspiration for poets, artist and travelers since the 13th century. A masterpiece of Renaissance architecture, the palace features elaborate plaster ceilings, decorative portals, famous gardens,and iconic red sandstone exteriors. Left in ruins by a 17th century war and two natural disasters, today the castle facade stands as a national monument and historic treasure.Take a guided tour to see the restored palace rooms, visit an apothecary museum,and enjoy splendid views of the Old Town and the Neckar Valley from outdoor observation terraces. Dine at two restaurants and taste the bounty of the Rhine River valley at the wine shop. Once celebrated as the "eighth wonder of the world," the majestic Heidelberg Castle is the most popular castle ruins in all of Germany.
Prices -Palace admission is € 7 for adults, € 4 for children. Guided tours are an additional € 5 for adults, € 2.50 for children. Visit the website for details.
Hours -Open daily from 8am-6pm. Last admission is at 5:30pm. Check the tours page for details on guided tour times.
- Schlossbeleuchtung Illumination & Fireworks
- Vampire Ball
- Heidelberg Castle Festival
- Guided Castle Tours
- Apothecary Museum
- Restaurants & Wine Shop
- Funicular Railway
- Gift Shop