Heidelberg Castle Heildelberger Schloss
The Heidelberg Castle can be reached either by the funicular, which runs up from the Kornmarkt (continuing to Molkenkur and Königstuhl), on foot by the Burgweg (15 minutes' walk) or by car on the winding Neue Schlostrasse. Built of red Neckar sandstone on the terraced hillside (alt. 195 m/640ft), the Castle is one of the noblest examples of German Renaissance architecture.
Heidelberg Castle Map
Official site: www.schloss-heidelberg.de/de/schloss-heidelberg
Opening hours: Jan 1 to Dec 31: 8am-5:30pm
Entrance fee in EUR: Adult €2.50, Concession or reduced rate €1.20
Guides: Guided tour included with admission.
Facilities: Restaurant or food service
Heidelberg Castle Festival
This annual four-week festival runs from late July to late August and includes numerous musical events, ranging from concerts featuring choral and chamber orchestras, to jazz bands and folk groups. At least one opera is also performed every year.Around 20 performances are held in the Heidelberg Castle Ruin or the King's Hall annually.
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Map of Heidelberg Attractions