The Heidelberg Castle Illuminations in June and September cast their spell on thousands every year. Bengali fires illuminate the world-famous ruin in a mysterious red light, in memory of the destruction of the castle in the Palatinate War of Succession. The origin of the subsequent fireworks from the Alte Brücke (Old Bridge), however, is a romantic one. Prince Elector Frederic V had fireworks held in 1613 for his new wife Elisabeth Stuart, thereby founding this tradition that is now more than four hundred years old. Experience the Heidelberg Castle Illumination from the front seats as the highlight of a 1.5 hour boat trip into the Neckar valley. When the anchor is lowered at the Alte Brücke, you will have a gorgeous view of the spectacle.
Arrangements for 1 - 14 people
Heidelberger Schlossbeleuchtung (Heidelberg Castle Illumination)
Bookable on the weekends of June 1st and September 7, 2024
1, 2 or 3 nights with breakfast in a single or double room in a comfort or first class hotel
HeidelbergCARD for the duration of the stay
Fireworks boat trip on Saturday evening with the “Weisse Flotte Heidelberg” (admission from 7 pm, departure at 8 pm, end around 11 pm. The seats on the ship are reserved for you.)
2-course menu on board and beverage package (including soft drinks, beer, wine, sparkling wine and coffee)
Participation in the public walking tour of the Old Town (1.5 hours)
The HeidelbergCARD offers
Combo ticket of Heidelberg University
One-time admission to the University Museum, the Student Prison and the special exhibition.
Castle ticket including funicular railway
The HeidelbergCARD enables a return trip by funicular railway to Molkenkur (via the castle) as well as one-time entry to the castle courtyard with the barrel cellar and a visit to the German Pharmacy Museum.
The HeidelbergCARD enables discounts on guided tours and tours, in museums and exhibitions, in restaurants as well as on shopping and cultural events. You can find an overview of the discounts here.
Free travel on public transport
The HeidelbergCARD entitles you to travel on all buses, trams and approved trains (on DB: RE, RB and S-Bahn, 2nd class) of the Rhein-Neckar VRN transport association in the Heidelberg complex (Wabe 125) for the period of validity.
Rate per person in EUR
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