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Heidelberg Castle

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  • Aug21

    Schloss Heidelberg

    August 21, 2020 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Wir haben uns schon gewundert, die Fahrt nach Heidelberg führt uns über schmale Straßen und einem Berg ⛰ zum Ziel.
    Der Grund: Google Lady meinte es gut mit uns.
    Ihr Plan: schattige, bewaldete kleine Straßen, um uns dann zum einzigen freien Parkplatz direkt am Schloss 🏰 zu führen.
    Hier begrüßt uns ein gut gelaunter junger und vor Informationen sprudelnder Parkplatz Wächter. „Hier gehts zum Schloss 🏰, dort zur Altstadt und dort zur Seilbahn 🚠“
    Wenn es Google Ladys Plan ist, ok. So lösen wir gleich zwei Tickets 🎫 für das Schloss 🏰 und Standseilbahn zur Besichtigung der Altstadt.
    Im Schloss 🏰 bestaunen wir einige alte Apotheken, ein riesiges Weinfass und einige wunderschöne Aussichten auf Heidelberg.
    Nach einer Pause mit zwei Gläser 🥂 Weißwein im kühlenden Weinkeller tüdeln wir weiter.
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  • Day9

    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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  • Day9

    Heidelberg Castle - Appothecary Museum

    June 18, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    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.Read more

  • Day9

    Heidelberg Castle - The Heidelberg Tun

    June 18, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    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.
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  • Day9

    Heidelberg Castle - 2

    September 14, 2017 in Germany ⋅ 🌧 10 °C

    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.Read more

  • Day9

    Heidelberg Castle

    September 14, 2017 in Germany ⋅ 🌧 10 °C

    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.Read more

  • Day2

    Schloss Heldelberg

    January 17, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 0 °C

    Bis 1934 war das Riesenfass im Heidelberger Schloss mit einer Länge von neun Metern, einem Durchmesser von sieben Metern und einem Rauminhalt von 221.000 Litern das größte Fass der Welt. Im Gegensatz zum gigantischen Dürkheimer Fass, war sein "Heidelberger Bruder" schon einmal gefüllt.Read more

  • Day185

    Heidelberg

    September 21, 2020 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Ehrlich gesagt, ein fast voll besetzter Ausflugsbus behagt uns tatsächlich nicht in diesen Zeiten - spannend wie sich das eigene Empfinden verändert. Das permanente Maske tragen im Bus ist auch nicht schön. Und Sonnenbrille (wir haben immer noch Kaiserwetter) , Maske und Knopf im Ohr - da ist man dann schon leicht überfordert.

    Aber schon der erste Blick auf die Schlossruine und die herrliche Aussicht auf Heidelberg und den Neckar bestätigt uns, dass es doch die richtige Entscheidung war.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Schloß Heidelberg, Schloss Heidelberg, Heidelberger Schloss, Heidelberg Castle, Castillo de Heidelberg, Château d'Heidelberg, Castelo de Heidelberg