Welcome to the Heidelberger Bergbahnen!

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.




125 years of the funicular railway

In 2015 we celebrated the 125th anniversary of the funicular railways in Heidelberg

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

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.

Christmas at the Castle with the funicular

A romantic Advent atmosphere at Heidelberg Castle high above the rooftops of the Old Town. Thursday 3rd December to Tuesday 15th December, daily from 12 noon to 9 pm.

Funicular runs according to winter timetable starting 5th October

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

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.


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