Directions and exclusive on-site parking

The Castle Taxi

For reservations of 4 or more people, we will bear the costs of the return trip by taxi within a 10 kilometer radius on advance booking.

By car


  • Scharffs Schlossweinstube
    Exclusive Parking Entrance
  • Scharffs Schlossweinstube
    Exclusive parking for our gourmet guests
  • Scharffs Schlossweinstube
    Exclusive parking for our gourmet guests


Finding us with a route guiding system you can chose either heidelberg castle directly or the Adress Schlosshof 1, 69117 Heidelberg. You will be guided to the front Gate. Please drive through the gate onto the premises. 100 meters ahead (vis-à-vis the main entrance of the castle courtyard) you will find parking spots on the right hand side on the gravel surface.

Parking spots are  available after 6 p. m. exclusively on the gravel surface (approx. 100 m to the restaurant). If there are no spots available you are allowed to park inside the castle courtyard on the designated parking spots.

In case of a physical disability you are allowed to drive into the castle courtyard to get off the your vehicle in front of the restaurant’s entrance.

These rules do not apply during special events in the time of the “Schlossfestpiele” between June and July. 

During the warm season on weekends on holidays it is allowed to pass the barrier at bottom of the castle hill. In case you are stopped there please inform the staff that you have a reservation at Scharffs Schlossweinstube at Heidelberg Castle.

exclusive on-site parking
for guests of Scharffs Schlossweinstube

By taxi

Your taxi will bring you to the castle courtyard. Upon request, Heidelberg taxi office (+496221 / 30 20 30) will also send one of their large taxis (up to 6 people) or a minibus (up to 8 people).
If, after an evening of festivities, you are no longer able to drive but you do not wish to leave your car at Heidelberg Castle, the taxi office provides a service that takes you, your guests, and your car back home for a reasonable extra price.

By public transport

Begin your castle culinary adventure with a trip on Heidelberg’s historical mountain railway.
October to April: every 10 minutes, until 5:40 p. m.
Nearest bus stop: Oberer Fauler Pelz (see ‘H’ on the map), last departure to Bismarckplatz 12.46 a. m.