Heidelberg Palace welcomes back visitors

Heidelberg Palace welcomes back visitors

by Service Center Schlösser Heidelberg
Service Center Schlösser Heidelberg

Each year, Heidelberg Palace attracts around a million visitors from all over the world. Since the early 19th century, these impressive ruins have been synonymous with Romanticism.
It would be hard to imagine a more striking location: set against the deep green forests on the north flank of Königstuhl hill, the red sandstone ruins tower majestically over the Neckar valley. From its lofty position, the palace’s silhouette dominates the old town center of Heidelberg. While some areas of the castle can be explored independently, a guided tour will give you insight into the 800 years long history of the castle and allow you to see areas that are not open to the public. Have a look at the model of the castle before its destruction, enjoy a breathtaking view of Heidelberg from the highest tower or go back in history while walking through the old banquet halls and chapel.

Guided tours are offered every Saturday and Sunday at noon and 2 p.m.

A reservation prior to your visit is highly recommended since availability is limited. We also offer private guided tours. Reservations and bookings can be made at (+49)6221-65888-0 or at service@schloss-heidelberg.de

The castle is open daily from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (last admission is at 4:30 p.m.)


  • Adult 9 euros
  • Children 4.50 eruos
  • Includes use of the Funicular Railway, Courtyard, Great Tun and German Apothecary Museum

Guided tour

  • Adult 6 euros
  • Children 3 euros
  • Inside the castle as well as during the guided tour, a medical mask has to be worn. Contact data is collected before entering. When using the funicular, a negative covid test or a proof of vaccination is needed.

More information at www.schloss-heidelberg.de

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