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.
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
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Upper funicular running again
The upper funicular starts running again on Wednesday, 8th June 2016.
Funicular runs according to summer timetable starting 25th March
Last funicular from Königstuhl leaves at 8.08 p.m. Last funicular from Kornmarkt leaves at 8.20 p.m.
Start of the season at the Märchenparadies
Magnificent views and plenty of recreational opportunities: on Heidelberg’s very own mountain, the Königstuhl, there’s always plenty to discover. The fairy tale Märchenparadies park reopened on 5th March as well.
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.