Heidelberg Castle

"The city in its setting and entire surroundings may be said to have something ideal." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1797). Scarcely any other European city has had its praises so often sung as Heidelberg. The mysterious Heidelberg Castle, the picturesque Old Town, and as Goethe himself stated, the perfection of its setting – in the nineteenth century, all of this attracted the German romanticists, who immortalized Heidelberg in poetry, music, and art. Today the charm of Old Heidelberg is combined with a future-oriented and international focus.

The Castle was erected on a medieval fortress complex high above Heidelberg. For five centuries, the powerful Prince Electors of the Palatinate region, members of the House of Wittelsbach, resided here. In 1693, during the War of Palatinate Succession, the Castle with its towers was destroyed. The magnificent ruins became the symbol of an entire epoch, the German Romantic period. Today during the annual summer Castle Festivals the Castle is an enchanting stage setting for numerous open-air performances.


Castle opening hours: 8 am - 18 pm
Tickets: Adults: 8 €, Reduced: 4 €
Website: www.schloss-heidelberg.de


Tourist Information at the Main Station
Willy-Brandt-Platz 1
69115 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 58 44 444
Fax: +49 6221 58 40 254
E-Mail: touristinfo@heidelberg-marketing.de
Opening hours:
April - October:
Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 7 pm
Sunday and holidays: 10 am - 6 pm
November - March:
Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm
Sunday and holidays: closed

Tourist Information in the Town Hall (Market Square)
Opening hours:
April - October:
Monday - Friday: 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 3 pm
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: closed
November - March:
Monday - Saturday: 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: closed

Tourist Information at Neckarmünzplatz
Obere Neckarstraße 31 - 33
69117 Heidelberg
Tel.: +49 6221 58 40244
E-Mail: touristinfo@heidelberg-marketing.de
Opening hours:
April - October:
Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm
Sunday and holidays: 10 am - 5 pm
November - March:
Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday and holidays: closed

 

 

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