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    Heidelberg Castle

    June 18, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Nestled in the hill 300 feet above the city of Heidelberg stands the breath-taking Heidelberg Castle.The castle is a combination of several buildings surrounding an inner courtyard, put together all over the place. Each building highlights a different period of German architecture.

    The castle has a history almost as old as the city. The first part of the castle was built around 1300, however it was not used until 1398 – 1410. It was destroyed by lightning in 1764 leaving it permanently uninhabitable, the castle was the residence for most of the Prince Electors. In 1800, Count Charles de Graimberg began the difficult task of conserving the castle ruins. Up until this time, the citizens of Heidelberg had used the castle stones to build new houses.
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