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Your visit in Corona times

  • From Thursday, June 25th, 2020, the opening times of the castle will be extended to 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last admission 5:30 p.m.).
  • The total number of visitors is increased to 400 people. The number of people in the barrel cellar has been expanded to 40 people.
  •  Guided tours take place again.
  • The palace chapel and the Ottheinrich building can now be viewed again through the guided tours of the service center.
  • The funicular can be used in full.

Schloss Heidelberg (Heidelberg Castle)

World-famous and a byword for German Romanticism – Heidelberg Castle. The castle ruins rise majestically over the roofs of the old town, but for five hundred years it was home to the Prince Electors of the Palatinate. Nowadays, the enigmatic castle attracts several million tourists each year.

Opening Hours

8 am - 6 pm (last entry 5:30 pm)

Big Wine Barrel:
8 am - 6 pm (last entry 5:50 pm)

Pharmacy Museum:
10 am - 5:30 pm (last entry 5:10 pm)


Castle-Ticket (funicular railway, castle courtyard, barrel cellar and German Pharmacy Museum included):

Adults €8, reduced €4

With your HeidelbergCARD this ticket is already included!

Guided tours supplement:
Adults €5, reduced €2.50, Families €12.50, Groups (of 20 and more) per person €4.60

Special guided tours supplement:
Adults from €6, reduced from €3

Audio Tour in English, French Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Russian
Price: €5

Further information at www.heidelberg-schloss.de

Video „Heidelberg Castle - A castle for us all"


Schloss Heidelberg von oben, Foto: Tobias Schwerdt ©Tobias Schwerdt

Aerial View of Heidelberg Castle

Elisabethentor Schloss Heidelberg, Foto: Andrew Cowin ©Andrew Cowin




Großes Fass ©Tobesocial

Big Wine Barrel

Abgabegefässe aus dem 18. und 19. Jh ©Deutsches Apothekenmuseum

German Pharmacy Museum

The German Pharmacy Museum represents the rich history of medical sciences, especially the history of pharmacy.



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