Heidelberg Castle, Monument BW app

Free “Monument BW” appThe adventure tour

You can now explore Heidelberg Castle’s fascinating history on site with “Monument BW” – the app for your smartphone or tablet. Impressive images, videos and audio bring the ruins to life, offering an in-depth look at the majestic castle overlooking the Neckar valley. But the app has even more to offer than this: you’ll find information on lots of other monuments in the region, too.

Heidelberg Castle, Monument BW App start page

All important information at a glance.

What does the app offer?

First, the app lists all the important information for your visit: hours, prices, directions, dining, and contacts. Furthermore, an adventure tour is available for download, ready to be used offline and on site. You can listen using headphones or by holding your smartphone to your ear, the way you would for a phone call. It's best to download the app while you're still at home and to take a peek at the monument. That way, you can start your visit as soon as you arrive on site.

The tour

There are two variants of the 90-minute multimedia adventure tour of Heidelberg Castle, depending on the direction from which the guest enters the castle: the tour starts either at Castle Road or Elizabeth Gate and contains numerous stations with additional deep dives. Visitors can listen to background information on the history of the building, view picture galleries and films, and gain intriguing insights into the former ruling dynasties of the prince-electors, courtly ceremony and the castle’s defenses.

Heidelberg Castle, adventure tour start page
Heidelberg Castle, adventure tour highlight station
Heidelberg Castle, adventure tour highlight

Multimedia adventure tour of Heidelberg Castle.

Want more?

If you want to learn more specifics, you are invited to do so in deep dives on the topics “Everyday Life,” “With All Senses,” “Through Time and Space,” “A Closer Look,” and “Behind the Scenes.” If you are short on time, enter the word “highlight.” This will display the stations of the adventure tour considered to be outstanding highlights.

Download the app and the adventure tour to your smartphone before your next visit and discover Heidelberg Castle in an entirely personal way. After your visit, you can discover more of the region's monuments in the app and plan your next trip.

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App „Monument BW“

You can download the app for free in app stores under the keyword “Monument BW”.


Requires iOS 15.0 or later.

iPod touch
Requires iOS 15.0 or later

Requires macOS 12.0 (or later) and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.

7.0 or higher.