Schloss Heidelberg - Terrasse

Heidelberg Castle tour: an unforgettable journey through time

Welcome to your guided tour around Heidelberg Castle! Discover the fascinating history and breathtaking architecture of the castle, one of Germany’s most important landmarks and definitely one of the most beautiful castles in the world. Our guided tour offers you unique insights into the past, interesting information and unforgettable views of Heidelberg’s Old Town. Immerse yourself in a world full of myths and legends and learn about the importance of the castle for the region’s wine culture.

A castle with a rich history

Heidelberg Castle is not only an impressive building, but also a symbol of the region’s rich history and culture. Built in the 13th century, it has towered majestically over the city of Heidelberg ever since and offers a breathtaking view of the Neckar Valley and Heidelberg’s Old Town from its still-preserved walls. Every corner of the castle tells its own story of the past, from the magnificent halls to the castle courtyard and the wine cellar, where you can marvel at the famous Great Barrel.

Duration

1.5 h

Location

Schloßberg 55,
69117 Heidelberg

Guide

NiceGuides

Category

History, Architecture, Landmarks & Sights, Art

Price

25€ / Person

Languages

German, English

Duration

1.5 h

Location

Schloßberg 55,
69117 Heidelberg

Guide

NiceGuides

Category

History, Architecture, Landmarks & Sights, Art

Price

25€ / Person

Languages

German, English

Our tour for your perfect journey through time

We start our tour directly at the castle and explore the impressive castle courtyard, the large barrel and the idyllic garden together. Afterwards, you can take the funicular down to the Old Town and explore the pedestrian zone and picturesque alleyways of Heidelberg. The cable car ride is included in the entrance fee for the castle courtyard and you can also visit the German Pharmacy Museum in the castle free of charge and on your own after our tour. Whether groups, families or amateur historians – our guided tour makes every visit to the historic castle an unforgettable experience. Schools are also welcome to join us on an exciting journey through time and learn more about the history and significance of one of the most beautiful castles in the world.

The garden of Heidelberg Castle

Not only the world’s largest wine barrel is worth a visit. The castle garden is also a highlight of any tour. The garden not only offers a picturesque backdrop, but also a place of peace and relaxation. Here you can enjoy nature while admiring the unique and well-preserved façade of the castle. Or you can let your gaze wander over the vast Rhine plain all the way to the Palatinate Forest. The garden is the perfect place to soak up the atmosphere of the castle and learn more about its historical significance. If you still have some time after the tour, we recommend a visit to the German Pharmacy Museum in the castle. It presents fascinating insights into the history of pharmacy from antiquity to the 21st century.

Residence for electors and poets

Our experienced guides are happy to share their extensive knowledge about the castle, its special features and the former residents and guests. Gather fascinating information about life in Heidelberg in the past and the important events that took place in and around the palace. You will also gain an insight into the list of prominent residents and guests of the castle. From the electors who resided here to famous guests such as Goethe, whose name can still be found in the palace garden today – every stone of the old walls has its own anecdote to tell about the many personalities in Heidelberg Castle.

An experience for the senses

Our guided tours around Heidelberg Castle are not only informative, but also an experience for the senses. Let yourself be impressed by the outstanding architecture, the numerous works of art and the stone witnesses in the adjoining gardens, while you enjoy the magnificent grounds and the breathtaking view into the distance to the full. Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Heidelberg Castle and make it an unforgettable visit with us.

Still not had enough of Heidelberg?

Haven’t had enough of Heidelberg after this tour? Then we invite you to explore the city – whether on your own or as part of another tour. Heidelberg’s history, its famous nightlife and the stunning landscapes of the neighboring Odenwald are just waiting to be discovered by you.

Experience Heidelberg at its best and let yourself be enchanted by the magic of the past. Whether you are a local or a tourist – this castle tour will offer you unforgettable insights and experiences.

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