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Heidelberg Castle reopens

The castle is open again to a reduced extent for up to 300 visitors. The opening hours are daily from 10 - 17 o'clock.
A mask is mandatory and the minimum distance of 1.5 metres applies here as well.
The castle garden remains accessible. The inner courtyard, barrel cellar, balcony, German Pharmacy Museum and shop are open. The lower cable car will be operating regularly again, the upper cable car is expected to be operating again from May 22. The guided tours are still cancelled. There is a limited number of visitors in some areas.

Further information: "Heidelberg and the Coronavirus".

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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