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Konigstuhl Funicular (Bergbahn)

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Address: Kornmarkt, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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+49 6221 5132609

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Fun Historical Train up the Mountain

You can pick this train up from Schloss Heidelberg. It is a fantastic way to glide up the mountainside to the Konigstuhl. It is full of history, at over 100 years old.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 July 2016
Jessica W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

You can pick this train up from Schloss Heidelberg. It is a fantastic way to glide up the mountainside to the Konigstuhl. It is full of history, at over 100 years old.

Thank Jessica W
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I've been up to Königsstuhl a few times although never with the funicular and decided I'd like to try it at least once. It cost me €12 for a return ticket. There was a bit of a queue but as going up the Bergbahn was my main mission I didn't mind. It's a cool little set of trains and if... More 

Thank Chichi A
Kaiserslautern, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

The view from top is really great! It would be nice to trek to the top but using the cable car is in itself a very nice experience! There is a small cabin on top serving ice cream and cold drinks. If one is lucky, one can catch some people hang-gliding too! P.S: If you have a VRN job ticket,... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I was bored out of my wits. There is nothing to see because there re trees all around and train is sooooo sloooow. I do not recommend and i wish I could take my 2 hours back

Thank Tanja R
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The ride to the Konigstuhl using the funicular (Bergbahn) is an adventure in itself with a very steep final approach to the peak. The first funicular takes one to the Heidelberg Castle and the second funicular still runs in its historic cars to the peak. Engineered by the Swiss, it is a historic monument well worth the very leisurely ride.... More 

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

If you are visiting Heidelberg, make sure you make the time for a trip on this funicular system. At €12 (£10; $13.50) for a return adult ticket - which includes both railways and entrance to the Castle - this is money well spent. The lower section of the track takes you to the castle, and you can get out to... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

I do not recommend using the Funicular unless you have small children or have trouble walking. It's overpriced and the car from the Molkenkur to the Konigstuhl is very, very slow. It's also extremely unorganized when it's crowded. Impossible to tell where the ticket lines and access lines are because it's just one giant glob of people. But with some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Felt like riding a magic kind of box, like Dr. Who's, this takes you to the place of such a great view. Old town Heidelberg is spread out on the one panorama view of naked eyes. Great!

Thank Yeni S
Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

The Bergbahn (mountain train) is a great experience (some 1..2 hour is sufficient without the walk), when you are either on time pressure to climb up or just want to avoid some physical exercise. It cost some 12euro for the 2way ride.In case you are doing the walking up, the stunning view is a great compensation for the efforts.This is... More 

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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Great views, very fast and efficient. Ticket buying process is a little confusing; I recommend using the person behind the window to get the best price.

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