The Castle of Heidelberg and town landmark, is world famous and continues to be the most romantic castle ruins of Germany. Experience, with guided audio tours, the Heidelberg castle. You can reach it by foot from our hotel Hirschgasse, all the while, enjoying its stunning panoramic views. Since the destruction of the soldiers of king Ludwig the 14th in 1689 and 1693 the castle has been restored just partially.

The castle's hulk is situated 80 metres above the valley, on the northern part of the "Koenigsstuhl" and dominates the view from the old town up the hill. The "Ottheinrichsbau", one of the castle's palace buildings, is considered to be the most outstanding German structures of the Renaissance.

Opening times

Castle courtyard, big barrel:
8.00am – 5.30pm

German museum of pharmacy:
April – October: 10.15am – 6.00pm
November – March: 10.00am – 05.30pm

Visits only with guided tours.

Guided tours:
Daily guided tours, summertime:
Monday to Friday:
11.00am – 04.00pm / hourly (German)
11.15am – 04.15pm / hourly (English)
Saturday, Sunday and on holidays:
10.00am – 04.00pm / hourly (German)
10.15am – 04.15pm / hourly (English)

Daily guided tours, wintertime:
Monday to Friday:
11.00am / 12.00pm / 02.00pm and 04.00pm (German)
11.15am / 12.15pm / 02.15pm und 04.15pm (English)
Saturday, Sunday and on holidays:
11.00am – 04.00pm / hourly (German)
11.15am – 04.15pm / hourly (English)

The standard guided tours for groups are also available for booking in different languages.

Special guided tours for group bookings only available with an appointment.

Register for group bookings (necessary):
Service center castles Schwetzingen, Mannheim, Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221-53 84 31 or 655 716
E-Mail: info[at]

Permanent exhibition (romantic and medieval exhibition):
Daily 9.30am – 5.30pm, only available with a guided tour ticket.


Castle Heidelberg
69117 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 6221 53 84 31 and +49 6221 65 57 16

Castle cashier:
Phone: +49 6221 53 84 21