Heidelberg Castle: a century-old castle full of romantic love, transportation fares and information guide

The German Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg) is located between Frankfurt and Stuttgart, on the Neckar River, and the Neckar and Rhine rivers meet in Mannheim, northwest of Heidelberg. The most famous sights are the Heidelberg Castle on the side of the Throne and Jean The well-known poet Goethe’s intoxicated Neckar River and the Old Bridge, it only takes 40 minutes to take the ICE train from Frankfurt to Heidelberg, and the atmosphere of strong business is instantly transformed into an atmosphere surrounded by cultural and academic temperament.

Transportation: How to get to Heidelberg

◎ Transportation

Heidelberg's railway traffic routes are mainly in charge of RNV (Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr), which is a subsidiary of VRN (Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Neckar). If the itinerary is arranged in Heidelberg, Mannheim, Ludwigshafen, etc. For activities, you can purchase a one-day ticket for RNV. We will travel from Frankfurt to Heidelberg. We will directly use the last DB optional five-day pass, transfer to S-Bahn directly to the station in the Old Town, and walk to Heidelberg to visit .

The Heidelberger Bergbahnen (Heidelberger Bergbahnen) is divided into two sections. The first section goes from the foot of the mountain to Heidelberg. The climbing cable car is modern, and the second section is from Heidelberg to the top of the Throne Mountain. The climbing chair uses elegant wooden decorations, similar to Kyoto Hiei Mountain. The design of two-stage mountaineering cable car.If you just want to visit Heidelberg, you can buy a cable car ticket to and from Heidelberg. The main purpose of climbing to the top of the mountain is to see the city landscape of Heidelberg and walk the forest trail.

◎ Detailed itinerary

  • To Heidelberg: Get up → Breakfast → DB Pass (5-Day Rail Pass) → ICE 103 (Frankfurt (Main) Hbf ► Mannheim Hbf, Euro/Second Class, 37 minutes) → S1 (Mannheim Hbf ► Heidelberg-Altstadt, 22 minutes) ) → walking → Karlstor → Heidelberg Madonna (Kornmarkt-Madonna)
  • Visit Heide Castle: Purchase a mountain gondola ride → mountain gondola (Bergbahn Heidelberg ► Heidelberger Bergbahnen ► Seilbahn, Station Königstuhl) → mountain top restaurant → mountain forest trail → mountain gondola (Seilbahn, Station Königstuhl ►Heidelberger Bergbahnen) → Heidelberger Bergbahnen → Heidelberger Bergbahnen )
  • Exploring Heidelberg: Climbing Gondola (Heidelberger Bergbahnen ► Bergbahn Heidelberg) → Holy Spirit Church (Heiliggeistkirche) → Emma Café-Bar (lunch) → Karl-Theodor-Brücke (Karl-Theodor-Brücke) →
  • Return to Frankfurt: S1 (Heidelberg-Altstadt ► Mannheim Hbf, 23 minutes) → ICE 514 (Mannheim Hbf ► Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, 30 minutes) → Frankfurt Airport Duty Free Shop → S8/RE (Frankfurt Flughafen Regiobahnhof ► Frankfurt(Main) Hbf) → dinner → rest

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▲ Before departure, buy breakfast at Frankfurt Station.

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▲ After arriving at the station, walk to the cable car station.

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▲ Statue of Our Lady.

Go to the top of the Heidelberg cable car!

We walked to the Bergbahn Heidelberg cable car station. There were already some tourists queuing up to buy tickets. As Heidelberg is a very famous castle, this cable car route has been running for more than a hundred years. Buy tickets until you write "Fahrkarten / Information" The ticket window can be used. The ticket is divided into two sections. Usually, after buying the first section of the ticket, you will go down to the main street and the old bridge to dine, buy souvenirs and enjoy Heidelberg from different angles. Those with plenty of time are recommended to buy it. The second section of the ticket. (List of fares ► I point)

◎ The first part of itinerary

  • Route: Kornmarkt (Statue of Our Lady)-Schloss (Heidelberg)-Molkenkur (Molkenkur Station)
  • Ticket price: adult 8 euros / special ticket 4 euros / preschool children and carers 1.5 euros one way, round trip tickets are 2 euros (the above price includes the entrance to the castle, wine cellar and pharmacy museum)

◎ Full stroke

  • Route: Kornmarkt – Schloss – Molkenkur – Königstuhl (The Throne Mountain)
  • Fare: Adults 9 euros one way, 12 euros round trip / special ticket 6.5 euros round trip, round trip 10 euros / family ticket two big and one small round trip ticket 22 euros / preschool children and caregivers one way 3 euros, round trip ticket is 4 euros ( The above price includes the entrance to the castle, wine cellar and pharmacy museum)

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▲ Analytical drawing of ticket section.

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▲ Take the first cable car.

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▲ This is the second section of the cable car.

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Dining on the top of the Throne Mountain and a view of Heidelberg city

In early October, the weather in southern Germany became much colder, not to mention that the temperature dropped sharply when climbing. Wendy took us to buy the tickets and went straight to Königstuhl (Throne Mountain). Looking down from the mountain, the urban scenery is really great. The Emma Café-Bar next to the station also gathers many tourists. They finally waited for a seat and quickly ordered a meal and hot coffee to warm up. In cold weather, you can only eat quickly so that the meal will not get cold. Get up and prepare. Go down to Heidelberg to visit and take pictures. (Yes, we go one by one and then go down to the scenic spots one by one.)

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▲ Wow!Look at downtown Heidelberg in different ways.

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Introduction to Heidelberg and travel experience

Heidelberg (castle) does not have an exact year of construction, only records are recorded in the 13th century and first seen in historical materials. The reason for the rise of Heidelberg comes from the marriage of Friedrich V der Winterkönig (Friedrich V der Winterkönig) to the eldest daughter of the British King Elizabeth Stu Yate (Elizabeth Stuart), the two were born in the same year and the same month, and chose to complete the wedding on Valentine's Day. After the wedding, Frederick V expanded Heidelberg into two parts according to agreement. The most famous one is the Elizabeth Gate, but the castle is in Many were destroyed in the subsequent wars, but they were preserved intact during World War II, and part of their appearance has now been restored.

Romanticism emerged in Europe from the late 18th century to the early 19th century. Famous German representatives include Ludwig van Beethoven and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. von Willemer) met and fell in love. He wrote the poem "Gingo biloba" (two-lobed ginkgo biloba) for her, and together with Marianne visited the ginkgo tree in the garden of Heidelberg Castle, and then pasted the ginkgo leaves on the poem. Sent it to her.Unexpectedly, 10 years later, the girl also wrote the poem "Das Heidelberger Schloß" (Heidelberg) as a gift for Goethe's 75th birthday.

A head of Goethe was sculpted in the garden of Heidelberg, and there is a sculpture of two-lobed ginkgo biloba near the stone bench next to it; however, some information mentions that part of the poem "Das Heidelberger Schloß" (Heidelberg) was engraved in the castle, but searching for it for a long time I didn’t see where anyone was photographed, Marianne’s sentence "Hier war ich glücklich, liebend und geliebt. (I used to feel happy, full of love and being loved here.)", full of emotions, really warm people, if you Have seen it, welcome to leave a message to share with me!

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▲ Always buy a postcard and send it back to Taiwan as a souvenir.

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▲ The remains of Elizabeth Gate.

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▲ It is easier to come here in autumn and winter because of rainy weather, so bring rain gear.

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▲The collection of the Pharmacy Museum is very rich.

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▲ Karl Theodor Bridge.

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▲On the right is the statue of the writer Goethe.

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Conclusion

Heidelberg provides audio guides and group guided tours. If you arrive at the scene without doing your homework before departure, you can only walk around and see the flowers. It is recommended to spend a small amount of money to learn more about Heidelberg’s background, highlights and analysis; in addition, as mentioned above, the romance The rise of Doctrine has affected many musicians in Germany. Among them, Robert Alexander Schumann is also a representative. He also studied here in Heidelberg, and then composed Goethe's "Faust" completely, but Schumann's former residence was in Bonn. , We also passed by and visited, and we will talk about it later.

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– Address: Schlosshof 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany
– Phone: +496221658880
– Official website: https://www.schloss-heidelberg.de/
– Opening hours: 10:00~17:00

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