Heidelberg Castle

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  • Day3

    La torre reunion 3

    September 22, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    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

    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.Read more

  • 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.Read more

  • 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.

  • Day7

    Heidelberg castle

    December 21, 2015 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Its the first castle that we are visiting in germany, and it didnt dissappoint us in any way. The audio guide provided us with interesting info about the sights and scenes, and some funny trivia too! A must come if you are in heidelberg!

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

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