Heidelberg Palace



According to the most recent Corona Directive of the State of Baden-Württemberg, our ability to open our monuments to guests depends on the seven-day incidence rate of the respective town or city. Some monuments can open, while other monuments must, unfortunately, remain closed. This situation can also change at short notice. Therefore, please check the current hours of operation for each monument. You can find these on our German websites. Thank you for your understanding.

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Heidelberg Palace, aerial view
See where history was made
Heidelberg Palace, visitors
Find out more about the world's most famous ruins
Heidelberg Palace, stuccoed ceiling in the Friedrich Building
Explore the magnificently furnished rooms

Each year, Heidelberg Palace attracts around a million visitors from all over the world. Since the early 19th century, these impressive ruins have been synonymous with Romanticism.


OttheinrichsbauThe Ottheinrich BuildingA palace of superlatives
The Ottheinrich Building - A palace of superlatives
Heidelberg Palace, Barrel BuildingThe Barrel Building220,000 litres of wine in a barrel
The Barrel Building - 220,000 litres of wine in a barrel
Heidelberg Palace, Statue of Friedrich IV, ElectorFigures on FriedrichsbauAn ancestral portrait gallery in stone
Figures on Friedrichsbau - An ancestral portrait gallery in stone
Heidelberg Palace, aeroviewThe gardenA unique work of art
The garden - A unique work of art
Motif of the Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Baden-Württemberg


If you want to see Baden-Württemberg at its most beautiful, visit the many palaces and gardens run by the state heritage agency, Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten. How about a perfectly-preserved monastery complex, such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Maulbronn? Or there are Heidelberg's world-famous ruins. And there's much, much more.

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