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29 travelers at this place:

  • Day33


    September 18 in Germany

    Nach 3 Stunden fahrt erreichten wir nun Heidelberg. Google Maps hat uns Gott sei Dank noch an einem einstündigen Stau vorbei geführt. Das Hotel zur Goldenen Rose liegt mitten in der City. Von hier aus ist alles sofort zu erreichen. Das Hotel selber ist ein altes deutsches Gasthaus, türkisch interpretiert. Dunkles Mobiliar gemischt mit Neonlicht. Goldene Kordeln und Glitter an den Wänden. Interessant. Erinnert mich ein bisschen an die Hochzeitssäle in denen ich so oft arbeite. :) Nachdem Check-in ging es dann los. Es herrscht eine sehr entspannte Atmosphäre. Irgendwo zwischen Mittelalter und Studentenstadt, wunderschön gelegen. So schlenderten wir bei Bullenhitze am Neckar entlang und durch die Altstadt. Das obligatorische zünftige Essen durfte nicht fehlen und war mal wieder hervorragend. Nun liegen wir in unserem kleinem Zimmer und schmelzen bei der Hitze dahin. Eben ist mir noch ein Grashüpfer mitten ins Gesicht gesprungen. Mal sehen was uns Morgen erwartet...Read more

  • Day34

    Kleine Stadt, große Säufer

    Yesterday in Germany

    Nach einem gutem Frühstück ging es hoch hinaus auf den Kaiserstuhl. So konnten wir auf 550 Meter Höhe über das kleine Heidelberg blicken. Weiter unten kamen wir dann zum Schloss. Dies sieht eher aus wie eine Burg / Burgruine. Doch das was noch erhalten war, zeugte von wilden Zeiten... Highlight war das große Fass. 202.000 Liter Wein wurden darin gelagert. Für die Feste die der Fürst feierte."Bin scheint's wieder voll gewest." war einer seiner Tagebucheinträge. Um das Fass noch imposanter erscheinen zu lassen wurde es damals stets von einem Zwerg bewacht. Dann noch ein bisschen durch die Altstadt bummeln und schon ist unser kurzer Besuch wieder vorbei. Morgen erwartet uns dann der letzte Stopp bevor es wieder nach Hause geht.Read more

  • Day3

    La torre reunion 3

    September 22, 2016 in Germany

    Our last day trip took us to Heidelberg, where we visited the historic center, the castle and “Schmelzpunkt“, the best desert place I know :P
    After that we had a rather tiring train ride back to Tübingen, since we didn't know that one of the train stations on our way was in construction. Therefore, we ended up taking three different trains and to buses before finally arriving back at my place. Although we all were so tired that we fell asleep for a short while, we somehow still made it to hit the bars for a last night's party before Philipp and Argelia left the next morning.
    I'm really grateful for the chance to pass such an awesome week with those two friends that are like family to me. After a total of 3 nights stuffed together in my tiny room, I actually had to get used to having space again.
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  • Day9

    Heidelberg Castle - 2

    September 14, 2017 in Germany

    Pic 4 is the smallest of three very large barrels for holding wine. Pic 2 is a real sundial on the side of the wall. Pic 1, look at the plaque above the door. Twins sons of the architect who built this building fell out of its third story window and died. This is his tribute to them. Pic 6 is the king's dwarf drinking buddy Perkeo. A whole lot similar to Tyrian from Game of Thrones.

  • Day9

    Heidelberg Castle

    September 14, 2017 in Germany

    Check out the three different building styles in pic 5 - far right turret, center shorter one, and the very ornate one on the left. Each style was created by successive kings that lived there. Also notice the damaged turret on the far right of pic 4 and the fact that pics 3 and 4 are only the facades of the building. A lot of buildings were destroyed during WWII.

  • Day9

    Heidelberg Castle

    June 18, 2016 in Germany

    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.Read more

  • Day9

    This museum was set up showing the history of the pharmacy and dispensaries. The collection includes a complete pharmacist’s office, a laboratory, pharmacopoeias, manuscripts, a wide array of vessels, mortars, and technical flasks, and over 1,000 raw drugs representing medicine from the 17th to 19th centuries.

  • Day9

    World’s Largest Wine Barrel was built in 1751 by Prince Elector Karl Theodor to house the wine paid as taxes by the wine growers of the Palatine. It stands seven meters high, is eight and a half meters wide, holds 220,000 litres of wine, and has a dance floor built on top of it.

    The court jester who guarded the cask during the reign of Prince Elector Carl Philip, a Tyrolean dwarf nick-named Perkeo, was supposedly known for his ability to drink large quantities of wine. Legend has it that he died when he mistakenly drank a glass of water.Read more

  • Day9

    Walking around Heidelberg

    June 18, 2016 in Germany

    The day has been very long and was coming to a close with a little more walking and a food tour. Heidelberg is such a wonderful place and has heaps of diversity probably because of the different nationalies of the students attending the University.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Heidelberg, هايدلبرغ, Heydelberq, Heidlberg, Горад Гейдэльберг, Хайделберг, Χαϊδελβέργη, Hejdelbergo, هایدلبرگ, Heidelberch, היידלברג, HDB, ハイデルベルク, ჰაიდელბერგი, Гейдельберг, 하이델베르크, Heidelberga, Heidelbergas, Хајделберг, हायडेलबर्ग, Heidelbarg, Haidlbärsch, ہائیڈلبرگ, Хайдельберг, Haidelbergu, Héydélbérg, Гайдельберг, היידלבערג, 海德堡

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