The legendary Castle Illuminations capture the imagination of thousands of people every year.
When the glowing Castle slowly dies down, the second part of the spectacle begins - the brilliant fireworks over the Neckar. The Elector Friedrich V first had the fireworks staged in 1613, in order to provide a fitting welcome for his newly-betrothed wife Elizabeth Stuart. These fireworks laid the cornerstone for the later festivals of light held in the night sky over Heidelberg.
The banks of the Neckar, the Nepomuk terrace and the Philosophers' Walk around 10 o'clock are the best locations to admire the Castle Illuminations.
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Information about our package "Heidelberg Castle Illumination" incl. boat trip to the castle lighting you may find here as an individual guest or here as a group of 15 people or more.