Heidelberg Castle

The wonderful Castle is still the number one attraction in Heidelberg!

The Castle history is best presented in a Castle tour - offered every hour in German and English language. Traveling Groups can book their individual guide in advance.

Heidelberger Schloss
Heidelberg Castle; Copyright Heidelberg Marketing GmbH

In former times, the geometrically designed terraces of a Renaissance garden stood out against the wooded background of the Heidelberg Castle. Before the 30 Years' War, contemporaries even considered the "Hortus Palatinus" as being the "Eighth Wonder of the World". In the south-east corner of the garden, visitors will find the remains of the "Great Grotto". Rocks were blown up to create this romantic grotto displaying musical water arts. The walls were abundantly decorated with rare polished stones, shells and corals.

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