The Königstuhl is Heidelberg's 568 meter high mountain.
In the warm season it is between 5 and 6 degrees cooler here than in the city.
A steep staircase (also known as the Himmelsleiter) and, since 1907, the mountain railways lead up to the Königstuhl from the castle: From the Kornmarkt valley station, the castle and Molkenkur stations lead up to the summit.
Alternatively, the number 39 bus runs every hour from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. from Bismarckplatz to Königstuhl.
Above, visitors can expect not only breathtaking views, but also many attractions: the fairy tale paradise amusement park with 48,000 square meters promises magical hours for the whole family, the Tinnunculus falconry organizes daily public flight demonstrations and at the famous state observatory you can immerse yourself in the fascination of astronomy.
Those who prefer to hike will find many attractive destinations and routes of every fitness level from the Königstuhl. Two very special forest trails have been created here: the "Via Naturae" and the forest adventure trail. All routes are marked.