Private tour

Heidelberg Castle: Knights and Mercenaries

Heidelberg Castle: Knights and Mercenaries

From £576.09 per group up to 20

Embark on a castle tour with a knight of the duke’s guard. Hear the stories of the castle’s inhabitants and be transported into the Middle Ages.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
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  • Learn everything about armory and medieval weapons
  • Find out how a medieval siege worked
  • See fortifications and moats
Full description
Set off on a walk around Heidelberg Castle and listen to stories from the lives and daily routines of the castle’s inhabitants by flickering candlelight. Walk along the walls and towers of the fortification system and hear about medieval sieges and defensive tactics. Visit the artillery platform, the moat, and pass the deer’s moat, the ammunition storage tower, the defensive corridor and have a closer look at different medieval sconces. Naturally, you will consider serious questions such as the purpose of the small bells on the privy capsule.  The fortress’ history will be explained by your time traveler guide, dressed in authenic medieval costume. The knight will demonstrate medieval fencing, his weaponry and armory. You will also hear about clothing and gear. This special tour will take you back to the late Middle Ages and will present the castle and its gardens in a truly different light. 
  • 1-hour tour
  • A guide dressed in armor and a mercenary with weapons
  • Entrance to the courtyard
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Neue Schloßstraße 52, 69117 Heidelberg, in front of restaurant Burgfreiheit

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
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Sehr empfehlenswert, meine Gäste und ich waren begeistert!

25 July 2011

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