Station "Molkenkur"

The Molkenkur transfer station is the intersection point between the lower and upper funiculars. Instead of changing trains, you can simply disembark and take a stroll to enjoy the fantastic view of the castle and old town. There are plenty of footpaths along the Molkenkur, some of which lead to the castle, for instance the Friesenweg, which is named after the artist Ernst Fries. Maybe you would also like to follow the Stairway to Heaven trail, a picturesque flight of steps dating back to 1844, which has around 1200 steps and leads from the Castle to the peak of the Königstuhl. It starts about 300 metres from Molkenkur on the path that leads to Schlierbach.

There is a tempting kiosk right by the funicular station, offering numerous regional products. Or make yourself comfortable on the terrace of a guest house and enjoy the magnificent panoramic views - in the same place where people used to undergo therapy involving fasting and goats' milk whey.

 

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Remnants of the old fortress

Heidelberg's first fortress, which is considered the predecessor of Heidelberg Castle, was situated on the Molkenkur. If you leave the funicular station premises by walking along the right-hand side of the building and under the Königstuhl railway bridge, it will take you to the Molkenkurweg path. On the right-hand side you will find the moat, which is around 800 years old. Only a few remnants of wall above the moat are left of the fortress itself.

Travel further - experience more

The castle ticket is now valid from Kornmarkt to Molkenkur and back. This includes the castle grounds, the wine cellar and the German Pharmacy Museum.

Ordering tickets online

Have your tickets put by at the ticket office. Simply pick them up, jump aboard, relax and enjoy.

 

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