This is the very sneaky way to the Heidelberg castle...

Find yourself on the noble trails of Empress Elizabeth of Austria, “Sissi”. You can enter the narrow foot path - Valerie walk - behind the Karlstor station via a passage crossing the railway line

A secret and secluded path only the locals know about...

Located just across the river Neckar, you can reach it quickly, from the Hirschgasse, over the foot bridge. The Valery walk (Valerie Weg), curves in closely along the granite rocks and meets up eventually with the Elizabeth path. Both path names are derived from the empress, “Elizabeth” and her daughter, “Valery” who both visited Heidelberg between 1883 and 1890 for longer periods.

Don't miss out on this hidden gem!