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Heidelberg King's Tour is a 7.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Length 7.5 mi Elevation gain 1,781 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Walking Running Forest River Views Wild flowers Wildlife Historic site
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With the S-Bahn you can easily reach the Karlstor / Heidelberg station. First, you have to overcome a few meters in altitude, before you reach the small rocky sea on a forest path. There is a hut as the first rest stop. Continue on to the Holenkenkästenbaum hut and the Erlenbrunnen to the "via naturae-Lehrpfad", where many information boards provide interesting facts about the forest and its inhabitants. Shortly before the Königstuhl, make a detour on the forest adventure path with a climbing station, rest areas and play stations. Then you will reach the Königstuhl with the inn and falconry. In the falconry (www.tinnunculus-heidelberg.de) you can observe eagle owls and hawks up close to their prey when diving. In addition, there is a magnificent view of Heidelberg, the Rhine valley and the Odenwald. Via the Himmelsleiter, a staircase-like forest path, you will go downhill. If you already have tired legs, you can take the mountain railway (www.bergbahn-heidelberg.de) to the castle or back to the old town. The Heidelberg Castle (www.schloss-heidelberg.de) is one of the most impressive sights in Heidelberg and therefore usually welcomes a large crowd of people. But you should not be put off. For a visit to the castle with its magnificent sculptures from the Renaissance and the large wooden barrel is always worthwhile. The romantic castle garden and the fountain with the sculpture "Father Rhine" invite you to linger. Take the steps next to the castle and go down to the Kornmarkt and back to Karlstor station. Tip: On the Königstuhl you can visit the "House of Astronomy" (www.haus-der-astronomie.de)

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Bart Van den Bosch
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very diverse trail with both easy walking and some devil stairs that need to be taken if you go clockwise you can take them down if you go counterclockwise you have to walk up the devil stairs.

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Matthew Bruns
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Some very nice views along the way, some “death stairs” towards the beginning that earned us our beers! Christmas market was going on by the time we finished, had ourselves a brat and mushrooms. Yum!

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Markus Nikolussi
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Holger Schmidt
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Kevin Kobeissi
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