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The Heidelberg Palace

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The Heidelberg Palace
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One of the most important monuments in Germany

Schloss Heidelberg, Courtyard, 69117 Heidelberg

Heidelberg Castle is located in the city of Heidelbeg in the State of Baden-Württemberg. With its Renaissance palaces, it is one of the most important cultural monuments in Germany. The history of the Heidelberg Castle is as old as the city itself.


There are several buildings around the castle, one of these buildings was a moated castle that was built in 1350. In the times of Palatine Prince Elector Carl Theodor, many new buildings were built around the castle. During the 1700s, the palace was destroyed by the French army. After repairing most of it, it was hit again and destroyed in 1764 by lightning; every year during the summer, the famous Schlossbeleuchtung, a fireworks show, takes place in memory of the tragic event.


Opening hours

8:30 - 17:30