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26 Aug 2018
“Do it”
30 Apr 2017
“After a steep climb a nice view over the Rhine valley”
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Starkenburgweg 53, 64646 Heppenheim, Hesse, Germany
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

Imagine yourself a thousand years back when this fortress was built. Overlooking the "Bergstrasse" the view is endless... The museum is open only till 2pm, so be early! The last 500m one has to walk up, as privat cars are supposed to be parked below...More

3  Thank CenturionMember
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 June 2013

A narrow road to the carpark then a 10 min walk. Not hard. Good city views from the one tower that is open to visitors. Restaurant not open until midday, not even for coffees. A small, uninspiring castle.

2  Thank Baersden
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

We went the hard way and took the steep off road trails on the way up. On the way down we followed the winding Cobblestone road, and that's much easier. Breathtaking views all along the way, and at the summit there's a lovely biergarten. All...More

Thank George W
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The subject says it all - almost. There is a Biergarten next the the castle, open from 14:00. If you are doing a trail along the Bergstrasse - don't miss it. Within the main building there is also a hostel - so if you are...More

Thank JR_Cirpka
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This is another of the many castles and ruins of medival castles located on the hilltops along the Bergstrasse, It houses a youth hostle and a restaurant, where you can get a drink after a long walk up the hill. If you prefer to simply...More

Thank gourmet_ou_gourmand
Reviewed 17 August 2016

The views from Starkenburg are amazing. You will be able to appreciate Heppenheim much better from here. The views from the Rhine river valley are very nice as well and the views towards the mountains to the east are beautiful as well. The walk is...More

Thank citg1960
Reviewed 11 May 2016

You must do this hike for the view that it offers on the way to the Castle. There are one or two eating options on top.

Thank galasince1983
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Its worth the journey up. Once you see the exhilarating views from top. Must visit place. We enjoyed the weather too as it was bright and sunny.

Thank KhalidNavigator
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Probably the best thing about making it to the top is the views. There are several hikes you can take, anything from just doing the hill, to a 10-mile round trip from the base of the hill. The vineyards are lovely.

Thank Dieburger
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Lovely service simple and convenient with amazing views . Second visit here . Not much food on offer but drinks are reasonable.

Thank FairCritique4U
Reviewed 25 March 2015

The view is superb on a clear day. A demanding walk up and easier walk down through steep vineyards.

Thank DAmaths
Reviewed 12 January 2015

Good view. It took about 35 minutes for me to hike up to the top but I didn't have the proper shoes. If I lived there, I would go there at all my free times.

1  Thank Kukiliku
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