The Heidelberg funicular railroads are among the city's most popular attractions.
The lower cable car, one of the most modern cable cars in Germany, starts at Kornmarkt in the old town and travels via the Castle station to Molkenkur. From there, one of the oldest electrically operated mountain railroads continues to the King’s Chair, the highest point in the city, at an altitude of over 550 meters.
Due to the annual overhaul 2023, the Heidelberg mountain railways will be closed from 06 - 19 March.
During this period, a bus will be used as a substitute for the mountain railway. The bus starts at Kornmarkt (town hall/mountain railway valley station) and travels via the Schloss stop to the Molkenkur mountain railway station (return journey), also at weekends.
The timetables for the replacement bus service can be found here:
Railway-bus replacement service
Timetable line 39
Tickets are not required for this service. Castle tickets can be purchased directly at the castle.