Visiting in Heidelburg!
Trip Start Aug 26, 2008
145Trip End Aug 17, 2009
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After another regional train ride, we arrived in Heidelburg where we were greeted by our kind and gracious hosts who would allow us to stay for the following two nights.
The next day, we proceeded to ride the bus into the heart of the tourist district of Heidelburg where we walked the main pedestrian strip and climbed to the castle. Unfortunately, we had left the camera behind, so we took no photographs that day, which turned out to be he nicest day we would experience in Heidelburg--though it was quite windy and cold
We wandered down by the river and around town a bit, browsing in the various shops and taking in the charm of the old village.
The following days were spent re-climbing to the castle and wandering the gardens and grounds. The grounds of the Heidelburg castle as impressive in their size and must have been beautiful in their heyday, though now they are a series of crumbling terraces and wide open lawns. The castle itself is likewise showing signs of it's age, with numerous collapsed sections and fallen walls. It sports and impressive moat and is very large, situated on a hillside overlooking the village.
Overall, Heidelburg had the feel of a pretty, small town doing it's best to tread the line between pandering to the hordes of visiting tourists while finding a functional mix of its old buildings and architecture.