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The Heidelberg funicular railways rank amongst the most popular tourist attractions in the town. Every year more than one million passengers use the traditional funicular railways, enjoying the spectacular views of Heidelberg and the Neckar valley as they travel, and from each of the stations. You can even see far across the Rhine lowlands as far as the Palatinate wine route from the vantage point of the Königstuhl.

The lower railway, one of Germany's most modern funicular railways, starts at Kornmarkt in the old town and runs via the Castle (Schloss) station as far as Molkenkur. From there you can continue with one of the oldest electric funicular railways to the Königstuhl, the town's highest point at more than 550 metres.


Funicular railway inspection from 13th March 2017

The upper funicular will not be running from 13th to 26th March, and the lower funicular from 13th to 31st March. More

Take the funicular railway to Heidelberg Castle

Heidelberg Castle (Schloss) is the most famous castle ruin in the world, enchanting tourists afresh at every visit with its beauty. More

Funicular runs according to winter timetable

Last funicular from Königstuhl leaves at 5.28 p.m. Last funicular from Kornmarkt leaves at 5.10 p.m.


Funicular railways receive the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Outstanding reviews by travellers

Discover the funicular railways

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Technical details

The Heidelberg funicular railway has a total length of 1.5 kilometres, making it the longest in Germany today. At its steepest point the railway has a 43% gradient.

125 years of the funicular railway

Find out more about the 125-year history of the Heidelberg funicular railways.


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