By car

Guests to our bakehouse and events can make use of the multiple parking facilities around the castle park (see map) or the car park at the valley station for the mountain railway (see map). Exclusive free parking in the castle grounds is available to our guests visiting the Schlossweinstube restaurant. To reach this car park, drive through the small gateway into the castle garden. Approximately 200m further (opposite the main entrance to the castle) on the right hand side, you will find a gravelled area with parking spaces.
If you have any physical limitations, it also permitted (after 6pm) to drive into the courtyard of the castle and disembark close to the restaurant. Parking spaces are only available on the gravelled surface in the castle park.
On weekends and public holidays during the summer season, it is permitted to pass the barrier installed at the foot of the castle hill.

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 5:40pm
Nearest bus stop: Oberer Fauler Pelz (see ‘H’ on the map), last departure to Bismarckplatz 12.46am.

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