{"center":{"lat":"49.411346","lng":"8.712031"},"id":20468,"visited":false,"current_place":{"icon":"https:\/\/theplacesihavebeen.com\/wordpress\/wp-content\/themes\/tpihb\/markers\/marker.site_ao.2.off.png","name":"A Historic Funicular, Where the Old Meets the New"}}

Atlas Obscura A Historic Funicular, Where the Old Meets the New

The Heidelberg castle is one of the most important ruins in Germany. From its perch on the Königstuhl hillside, it overlooks the town, the Neckar River, and beyond. The funicular system leading to the stalwart structure is very much a match for its illustrious destination, as it is one of the oldest funicular lines in the country.

The Heidelberg funicular ran for the first time in 1890, on the lower line between Kornmarkt in the heart of the town and Molkenkur, via the castle. It worked on a water ballast system and could accommodate up to 50 passengers on each of its journeys.

Keep track of the places you have been, log in.
Atlas Obscura 2014
2.38km
The Prinzhorn Collection

Discover The Prinzhorn Collection in Heidelberg, Germany: A collection of artworks exclusively created by the mentally ill that was almost burned by Nazi culture police.

Brutalism 1965
4.25km
St. Paul
Brutalism 1968
3.15km
Theoretikum, University of Heidelberg
Brutalism
0.02km
Kornmarkt Parking Garage
Atlas Obscura 2017
2.83km
The Jawbone of One of Humankind’s Earliest Ancestors

At the time of discovery, the jaw was the oldest human remains ever found.

Atlas Obscura 2013
0.39km
Heidelberg Studentenkarzer

Discover Heidelberg Studentenkarzer in Heidelberg, Germany: A preserved college lock-up that recalls a clubhouse approach to discipline.

Atlas Obscura 2014
2.38km
The Prinzhorn Collection

Discover The Prinzhorn Collection in Heidelberg, Germany: A collection of artworks exclusively created by the mentally ill that was almost burned by Nazi culture police.

Atlas Obscura 2019
11.2km
Germany’s Last 18th-Century Garden Mosque

The beautiful building is a highlight of the Schwetzingen Palace gardens.

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.83km
The Jawbone of One of Humankind’s Earliest Ancestors

At the time of discovery, the jaw was the oldest human remains ever found.

Place
3.19km
Heidelberg
Brutalism 1969
0.02km
Kornmarkt Parking Garage
Atlas Obscura 2015
0.25km
Heidelberg Tun

Discover Heidelberg Tun in Heidelberg, Germany: Sitting in the basement of a castle, the largest wine barrel in the world is bigger than most apartments.

Brutalism
15.79km
St. Mark’s Church (Markuskirche)
Atlas Obscura 2010
1.39km
Heidelberg Thingstatte

Discover Heidelberg Thingstatte in Heidelberg, Germany: This Nazi-built amphitheater was constructed on a sacred mountain site used by various German cults.

Atlas Obscura 2017
0.28km
The Judgmental Monkey on Heidelberg’s Old Bridge

It's good luck to be mocked by this monkey.