1. Germany
  2. Rhine Neckar Area
  3. Heidelberg
  4. Schloss Heidelberg

Heidelberg Castle Tour: Residence of the Electors

Product ID: 34832
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Explore Heidelberg Castle, ruling over the valley of Heidelberg from high above. The castle rises up from the middle of a lush green forest of the Odenwald on a steep hill above the valley floor: the Königstuhl.
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Duration 90 minutes
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Guest pick-ups from hotels within 5 km of the city center.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn more about the impressive castle while enjoying with fantastic views of the city
  • Let yourself be enchanted by the region's magical flair
  • Admire the largest wine barrel in the world and taste the delicious regional wines
Full description
Enjoy a walk through the former Hortus Palatinus to the Heidelberg Castle ruins. After a walk to Bushel Terrace, boasting views of the city far into the Rhine, you will be guided through the castle complex and down to the wine cellar, where you will find the world's largest wine barrel. For those who fancy a taste, regional wine is available for sampling, or you can go straight to the Pharmacy Museum in the courtyard.

Near the Old Bridge over the Neckar River, the impressive castle ruin is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Germany and a major landmark of Heidelberg. The castle was built from the red sandstone of the Neckar Valley in the 13th Century as a fortress and later served as the residence of the Elector of Heidelberg until its destruction in 1689, during the Nine Years' War. Over the centuries it has been rebuilt by various electors and today shows distinct stylistic elements from three periods. Reach the castle by foot or take the cable car from the historical downtown.
Includes
  • Castle tour with guide
What’s Not Included
  • Tickets for Castle and cable car
  • Entrance to museums and attractions

From US$ 97.82 Per group up to 26

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Product ID: 34832