The Heidelberg Castle

Distance from Hotel: 2 kilometers

The town’s landmark and one of the most famous romantic palace ruins in Germany the Heidelberg castle with more than 1 Million visitors per year is an absolute magnet for visitors.

Initially built for defence the castle became a magnificent castle an residence. After its numerous destructions in 1689 and 1693 the castle was only partly restored. Later the old castle was used as stone quarry for the new Schwetzingen Summer Residence.

The palace ruin raises 80 meters above the valley bottom of the north face of the “Königstuhl” and from there dominates the picture of the Old Town. With its  thematic tours, the pharmacy museum.  The palace terraces offer a fantastic view over Heidelberg and the Heidelberg Castle Festival in summertime and the Castle Christmas in december show the visitors many different aspects.