Truly romantic: the world-famous ruins
Heidelberg Palace

Visitor Information

Opening Times

Corona virus COVID-19

MONUMENTS PARTLY CLOSED

Due to the current situation, many of our monuments will be closed from Saturday, October 24. Some monuments can be visited with restrictions, other monuments such as most of the castles remain fully accessible.

Current opening hours and further information

pAlAce

Viewing the interiors is only possible in a guided tour; for times of tours see below.

all year long

Mon. - Sun., Holiday
08:00 am - 06:00 pm
Last admission 5.30 pm
24. December
08:00 am - 02:00 pm
Last admission 1.00 pm
25. December
closed
31. December
08:00 am - 02:00 pm
Last admission 1.00 pm

Palace Garden

Open to the public during daylight hours

German Apothecary Museum

1 April to 31 October

Mon. - Sun., Holiday
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Last admission at 5.40 pm

1 November to 31 March

Mon. - Sun., Holiday
10:00 am - 05:30 pm
Last admission at 5.10 pm
24. December
10:00 am - 02:00 pm
Last admission 1 pm
25. December
closed
31. December
10:00 am - 02:00 pm
Last admission 1 pm
01. January
01:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Warning: Falling Branches
Due to dry and hot conditions, trees in the gardens and parks have been losing limbs, some of which are quite large. This occurs because the high temperatures cause evaporation in the wood, meaning that sap is no longer able to reach the leaves and cells at the tops of the trees, which is why they begin to shed limbs.
The dry, hot weather last summer caused weakening and damage to the trees, and this impact is now being seen.
To ensure the safety of our visitors, certified arborists check the trees regularly and thoroughly, both through sight checks and inspections. Furthermore, dead wood is regularly felled and removed to ensure safety. The shedding of limbs, however, is a protective measure undertaken by the trees themselves and can therefore not be anticipated. Branches as well as limbs up to 50 cm in diameter can be affected. 
State Palaces and Gardens Management asks that all visitors remain on park paths and expressly warns against spending time under established trees or in their general vicinity, even if the shade is tempting!

Fire Danger in the Gardens
Due to high temperatures and a lack of rainfall, the fields and meadows in the historic gardens and parks are very dry. Open flame or grilling is never permitted in the parks and gardens, but visitors are also expressly asked to refrain from dropping cigarettes, glass bottles, or other trash on the grounds. This will help keep the grounds clean, but it will also help prevent anyone from inadvertently starting a fire in the vegetation.

Guided Tours

Guided tours in German

1 april to 31 october

Mon - Fri 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm
Sat and Sun 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm

1 november to 31 march

Mon - Fri 11 am, 12 noon, 2 pm, 4 pm
Sat and Sun 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm
Guided tours in english

1 April to 31 October

Mon - Fri 11.15 am, 12.15 pm, 1.15 pm, 2.15 pm, 3.15 pm, 4.15 pm
Sat and Sun 10.15 am, 11.15 am, 12.15 pm, 1.15 pm, 2.15 pm, 3.15 pm, 4.15 pm

1 novemBer to 31 mArch

Mon - Fri 11.15 Am, 12.15 pm, 2.15 pm And 4.15 pm
Sat and Sun 11.15 am, 12.15 pm, 1.15 pm, 2.15 pm, 3.15 pm, 4.15 pm

Group tours, also outside opening times, available by arrangement.
Special tours as per schedule and by arrangement.

Admission

Palace Ticket

Adults 8,00 €
Reduced 4,00 €

Includes use of the Funicular Railway, Great Tun, German Apothecary Museum

Guided Tours (additional fee)

Adults 6,00 €
Reduced 3,00 €
Family 15,00 €
Audio Guide (in several languages)5,00 €
Groups of 20 or more per person5,40 €