Bookings available on the weekends June 6, July 11 and September 5, 2020 For groups from 15 or more people we offer special group packages
Every year, the magic of the Heidelberg Castle Illuminations draws crowds of thousands. Bengal lights bathe the world-famous ruin in a mysterious red glow, reminiscent of the destruction during the Palatine War of Succession. The origin of the blaze of lights from the Old Bridge is not war bur love: in 1613, the Elector- Prince Friedrich V staged fireworks to welcome his young bride, Elisabeth Stuart, and thereby establish this 400-year old tradition. Take part in this spectacular event. After a 90 minute cruise along the Neckar river, enjoy the fireworks from a front row seat when the boat drops anchor in front of the Old Bridge, the best viewing position in town.
1, 2 or 3 nights’ stay with breakfast
in a single or double room in the hotel categories comfort or first class
HeidelbergCARD for the duration of your stay
Fireworks boat trip on Saturday evening with the “Weisse Flotte Heidelberg“ *
3-course meal on board
Participation in the public walking tour of the Old Town (1.5 hrs)
For every trip you will also receive the HeidelbergCARD:
Unlimited travel on all public transport in Heidelberg
Castle ticket and ride on the funicular (outward and return to the Molkenkur station including a stop at the Castle)
Free admission to the Castle courtyard, where you can visit the "Great Barrel" and the German Pharmacy Museum
Numerous discounts on guided tours, museum admission, leisure activities, dining and shopping during your stay.
A list of hotels participating in this package trip can be found here
Price per person in EUR:
Type of room
First class weekend (Fri – Mon)
* Schedule for the boat trip to the Castle Illumination: Admission as of 7:00 pm, departure at 8:00 pm, end approx. 11:00 pm. The seats on the ship are reserved for you.