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.

 

+++ The funiculars have reopened +++

Cable cars are in operation again. Read more.

News

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


The funiculars have reopened

Major works completed and the summer timetable begins

Bus replacement is back to schedule

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.

Tips

Discover the four funicular stations.

 

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