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The Heidelberg Castle has reopened

  • 3G Proof (proof of vaccination, recovery or test) is required.
  • The current opening times are: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., last admission 4.30 p.m.
  • The cash desks are open daily from 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
  • The courtyard, the barrel cellar and the pharmacy museum are currently opened.
  • Medical masks must be worn in the courtyard and in all interior areas.
  • Every visitor is obliged - BEFORE entering the castle - to fill out a data sheet for possible infection chain tracing in accordance with section 6 of the Corona Ordinance. This can be done on site, via Luca app or via contact form.

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 €9, reduced €4.50

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 German, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Thai.
Price: €5 (in additon to the entrance fee)

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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