Real Sequoias

Sprunghöhe

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Why locals love it

Honestly? Most locals don't even know about it. In this part of the town forest (Stadtwald) above the famous Heidelberg castle, Sequoias have been seeded in the last quarter of the 19th century. So, locals enjoy the quiet of the town forrest in combination with the surprising discovery of foreign, non-european trees.

Why you should visit it

Take this short, relaxing hike from the Castle (a bit more ambitious from the town center). You will get a lot of quiet nature and a sound relief from the touristy side of Heidelberg. Sure, the Sequoias don't match their US relatives, but if you are a novice they are just fine. At the largest tree you can rest for a picnic (bring with you).

Special tip

In the town forest, simply follow the signs Sprunghöhe (or Molkenkur first). You will find larger sandstones as signpost at all essential crossings.

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We had our Junior/Senior Prom in a Castle in Heidelberg in December 1954. The invitation stated it was in the Molkenkur Club. Can you tell me the name of the Castle? I had always thought it was called Molkenkur Castle but can't find that anywhere. Thanks! Annell Castleberry Thompson
Annell
Traveller
September 3, 2016
Molkenkur is the name of a hotel and restaurant located above the Heidelberg Castle. It can be reached by car or with the funicular from the old town. Many events actually take place in the Heidelberg Castle itself and I guess it was simply named Molkenkur Club to indicate a non-public event.
Alexander
Local
September 3, 2016
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