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    Getting There

    by keeweechic Updated Aug 10, 2006

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    Heidelberg is located about midway between Stuttgart Airport and Frankfurt Airport. You can take a train from the Hauptbahnhof to either Frankfurt or Stuttgart and get a connecting train from there. There are also direct buses (DM36) to Frankfurt Airport from the Renaissance Heidelberg Hotel

    Heidelberg's public transport network is made up of buses and trams with Bismarck Platz acting as the main public-transport hub. Single-trip tickets cost DM3,20 and 24-hour travel passes are DM10. It is also possible to rent a bike for around DM25 per day

    The Hauptbahnhof is located in the centre of town and is connected to the U-Bahn and S-Bahn public transport systems. There are direct trains to destinations throughout Germany.

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    Getting to the castle from the Altstadt

    by Ewingjr98 Written Sep 29, 2005

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    The castle from Old Town

    From the Altstadt, just below the Heidelberg Castle, there are a few options to approach the castle--most are well marked. We have always chosen the relatively easy 10-minute walk up Kurzer Buckel from just behind Karlsplatz. This is a pedestrian-only walkway that is relatively steep at times, and has several sections of stairs. This approach takes you along the right side of the castle.

    You are also able to drive to the castle entrance via Neue Schlosstrasse, but parking is very limited at the top. This route also takes you along the castle's right side.

    I believe there is also a walking path up the hill from the left of the castle, but I do not know for sure how to get there.

    Finally, there is a short cog railway called the Bergbahn that departs from Parking Garage 12 at the Kornmarkt. The first stop is the castle, then it makes several other stops as it climbs the mountain south of the town. The final stop is Konigstuhl, 550 meters above sea level, where visitors can enjoy a walk along the nature trails of the Odenwald forest. Cost is 3 Euro one way and 5 Euro round trip from the Kornmarkt to the castle. Round trip to the Konigstuhl is 8 Euro.

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    Ticket 24/Ticket 24 Plus

    by shirinyaisa Written Feb 12, 2005

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    Neckartal - on the way to ziegelhausen

    You can take the bus, the train, the metro with that ´ticket.

    Ticket 24: for 1 person: 12 Euro, for 24 hours and you can drive so often as you like , and that not only in Heidelberg centre but also a little bit outside

    maybe you just enter the bus 33 or 34 from the bismarkplatz and drive to ziegelhausen, about 8 KM outside and watch outside the window and enjoy the ride through the "Neckartal".....

    Ticket 24 Plus: you can take up to 4 persons with you,same condition as the ticket above.
    17.50 Euros

    There are a lot of other good ticket, for example 3 days

    If you know, you go from A to B and to C and the to D....that tickets will save your money.

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  • Bergbahn under repair

    by wildstrawberries Written Jun 16, 2004

    Those visiting Heidelberg should know, that the Bergbahn to the hilltop i.e. the castle is undergoing renovations.
    There is, in its place, a bus-service at the foot of the hill.
    It costs 3.50 Euro for 'hin und zuruck' (2-way) per adult.

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    Getting around Heidelberg

    by AcornMan Written Apr 25, 2004

    Heidelberg is compact enough that there's no need for any mode of transportation other than walking, assuming you stay somewhere close to the old town or the Hauptstrasse. You'll need to take a taxi from the train station to those areas, but once there you'll need only a comfortable pair of shoes.

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    walk it

    by cemetarygirl Written Mar 10, 2004

    Heidelberg is a baeutiful city, and not too big, so just walk it.. you'll see a lot more than you would any other way. A tour guide is nice too, because you can learn more ans ask questions.. ever though you will look like a tourist, but theer are lots of tourists, so you won't stand out. I don't reccomend walking to the castle though, unless your're one of those healthy people who like to sweat,lol....

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    Bus to Heidelberg

    by NinaRira Written Jan 14, 2004

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    I'm sure that a lot of people will be using the Ryanair service to Frankfurt Hahn to get to Heidelberg like we did,so I thought I'd mention that RYanair have buses running to different towns and cities in the area one of them being Heidelberg.It's a great service that waits for your particular flight before it leaves.It's a wee bit pricey though at 32 euros return

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    Avoid the taxis!

    by NinaRira Written Jan 14, 2004

    Unless you're feeling very flush,I'd advise you NOT to take a taxi in Heidelberg as I thought they were very expensive.They are all very comfortable and fast but even for short distances the price is high.Take the tram or walk.

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    I want to ride my bicycle

    by chicabonita Written Jan 2, 2004

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    Which one is yours?

    In Heidelberg live many students and I guess this is one reason why many people get around by bike.

    If you park our bike at the main station I suggest to remember quite good where you have put it ...

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    When you go to Heidelberg, try...

    by tessy Updated Sep 8, 2003

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    station

    When you go to Heidelberg, try to be early in the morning! Try to get a parking on the right site of the river Neckar. If you're lucky, you don't have to pay for it. Otherwise you have to park your car in an official parking.
    If you travel by train, you can take the tram or the bus to come to the Old Town (direction Bismarckplatz or direction Univeritaetsplatz)

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    Getting Around Heidelberg

    by eliowny Written Jul 2, 2003

    Heidelberg is best explored on foot in the center, but a bike can be useful to get to out of the way places. To do some exploring in the less touristed parts of Heidelberg (Neuheim and Handschuheim), take the tram or bus north from Bismarckplatz.
    Its also fun to take the bergbahn up the hill to the castle and beyond - great views!

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    Getting to Heidelberg

    by eliowny Updated Jul 2, 2003

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    Heidelberg is dead easy to get to. Only 1 hour train from Frankfurt (there's also a Lufthansa shuttle bus from the airport), 2 hours from Stuttgart, and 3 hours from Munich.
    Coming by car is simple but subject to delays - the A8 from Munich, for example, is always backed up.

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    Getting around

    by bonio Written Apr 17, 2003

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    The rail station is a good 15 mins walk away from the old town, and not really that interesting a walk either. Train connections seem pretty good, Frankfurt around 1 hour, Mannheim 15 mins.
    An alternative is to take tram #41 from outside the station to the Altstadt.

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    Use bus/tram in other word public transportation

    by MyPegasus Written Apr 3, 2003

    If you come to Heidelberg by Train, take a tram to direction `Bismarckplatz` it takes 5-6 mints do not use taxi!

    If you come to Heidelberg by Car, park it in south part of Heidelberg Rohrbach or even Leimen. And take a tram to direction `Bismarckplatz` it takes 10 to 30 mints depending how far you park your car. The parking placeses in Rohrbach is free of charge and quite secure.

    Trams are running normally every 10-15 mints until midnight.

    NO NIGHT BUS DURING WEEK!

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    Arrival

    by sandysmith Updated Dec 15, 2002

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    Train station

    Germany has an excellent, very punctual rail infrastructure. Most of the major train routes go to Mannheim where you change onto a regional train that takes around 15 minutes to get from Mannheim to Heidelberg.
    The main tourist office is located at the Hauptbahnhof - main train station so you can get your walking guides and heidelberg cards here. The Hauptbahnhof is located a 10 minute tram ride from the centre of town - or you can take a leisurely walk down the long Hauptstrasse (running parallel with the River neckar) into the centre of town doing some shopping on the way.

    The old town starts at Bismarckplatz, which is the main hub for trams and buses, at one end of the Hauptstrasse. The old town then runs along the Haupstrasse all the way down to the the Karlstor, past the castle.

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