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  1. Germany
  2. Rhine Neckar Area
  3. Heidelberg

Heidelberg Castle: Knights and Mercenaries

Product ID: 201886
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Embark on a castle tour with a knight of the duke’s guard. Hear the stories of the castle’s inhabitants and be transported into the Middle Ages.
About this activity
Duration 1.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, German
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Learn everything about armory and medieval weapons
  • Find out how a medieval siege worked
  • See fortifications and moats
Full description
Set off on a walk around Heidelberg Castle and listen to stories from the lives and daily routines of the castle’s inhabitants by flickering candlelight. Walk along the walls and towers of the fortification system and hear about medieval sieges and defensive tactics.

Visit the artillery platform, the moat, and pass the deer’s moat, the ammunition storage tower, the defensive corridor and have a closer look at different medieval sconces. Naturally, you will consider serious questions such as the purpose of the small bells on the privy capsule. 

The fortress’ history will be explained by your time traveler guide, dressed in authenic medieval costume. The knight will demonstrate medieval fencing, his weaponry and armory. You will also hear about clothing and gear. This special tour will take you back to the late Middle Ages and will present the castle and its gardens in a truly different light. 
  • 1-hour tour
  • A guide dressed in armor and a mercenary with weapons
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance to the courtyard

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Meeting point

Neue Schloßstraße 52, 69117 Heidelberg, in front of restaurant Burgfreiheit

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From US$ 784.84 Per group up to 20

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Product ID: 201886