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Heidelberg

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  • Day25

    Heidelberg

    June 28 in Germany

    Another loud American guy at breakfast (sorry, Sadie, I know not all Americans are loud, but there are a few!). He was big, heavy guy with a grey beard who was holding up the queue, eating as he was going. ‘Mmm… these bread rolls are so fresh and delicious, you must bake them on the premises.’ ‘Nein’ said the expressionless waitress, ‘I gets them from ze Lidl’.

    My train trip this morning from Cologne left from the main station in the shadow of the huge, gothic Cologne Cathedral. I remember making Mum and Dad climb to the very top of it. Not sure if even I could do it now. Pleased to see the station has still the same advert for 4711 Eau de Cologne which I first saw on a school trip in the 1960s. Had a lovely train journey down the Rhine valley passing castles and pleasure boats, the Lorelei Rock and charming riverside towns. On the way I thought I’d read some guest reviews of my next hotel. One said: ‘The staff are so friendly. I had an unexpected early visit from Aunt Flo, and the staff gave me some free sanitary products.’ Now, I didn’t know who Aunt Flo was, but I do now, and all I can say is ‘TOO MUCH INFORMATION!’

    Before I knew it, I had arrived at today’s destination - Heidelberg. I remember Sadie and Christine were here. It was just like The Student Prince with students drink, drink, drinking beer - only Kathy was missing. Did a 2 hour walking tour of the Old Town as suggested in my guide, which was hard going in the sweltering heat. Took the funicular railway up to the top of the mountain and visited the castle on the way back. The guide suggested another walk on the opposite bank of the River Neckar - the Philosopher’s Way - where lecturers used to walk up and down. It was so steep it nearly killed me, but you did get a good view over to the castle. Tonight I attended a classical concert in the lovely Stadthalle. No less than 90 musicians in the philharmonic orchestra - what a fabulous sound, and not bad for 20 Euros for the front circle.

    Well the carousing in the town has gone strangely quiet tonight now that Germany has been put out of the World Cup. Anyway, after all that walking I’m sure I’ll sleep tonight…zzzz...
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  • Day44

    Heidelberg

    July 31, 2017 in Germany

    It's just over 40 year since I was last in Heidelberg and it's still just as beautiful! We're now driving for about a month. Arrived mid morning. Took a boat trip down the Neckar River- had to negotiate 2 lochs on the way. A little rainy but so green and just wonderful. Back in the town again we took the funicular up to the castle. Huge castle, much of it in ruins now but the view down onto Heidelberg is spectacular. At night the castle is lit up. Loved Heidelberg !Read more

  • Day33

    Heißelberg

    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

    September 19 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.

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