Historic Heidelberg Castle

Heidelberg is a very  popular place to visit in Germany and it is certainly a wonderful city with a charming, historic feel. Clearly it is a popular tourist destination and top among the sites to visit is the castle that looms large over the old town. No matter where you are, the castle is clearly visible on the hillside above the city that lies on the Neckar River. One of the more interesting things is that as you walk around the castle grounds, the castle takes on quite unique perspectives.

View of Some of the Most Preserved Parts of the Castle
View of Some of the Most Preserved Parts of the Castle
Castle Tower
Castle Tower
Signs of Destruction
Signs of Destruction
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Looming Above the City

When we visited the castle, we decided to take a guided tour since we often like to hear about the history and see sights that are sometimes only available by tour.  Unfortunately we were disappointed with this particular tour although we really enjoyed the castle itself. Our disappointment was partially due to two young children who misbehaved and disrupted every aspect of the tour, however, even if that hadn’t been the case, it would not have been worth the small price that we paid. The castle has been in a state of constant flux since its original construction in the thirteenth century. What is left today is a ruin of a castle, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t worth seeing, because it definitely is.

Clear Sky Behind the Castle
Clear Sky Behind the Castle
Gorgeous Castle
Gorgeous Castle
View of the Castle
View of the Castle
More Signs of Destruction
More Signs of Destruction

It is hard to imagine how beautiful it must have been during the height or its glory, but it must have truly been grand. It helps that it was a gorgeous day when we visited, which added to overall beauty of castle and the city. The castle grounds are no longer filled with lavish gardens, but it is still a beautiful place to visit. Today, the castle is rented out for weddings and special events, so one of the reasons that we didn’t like the tour was the subliminal selling message that we heard throughout the tour. Although the castle is clearly in decay, it is still very much worth visiting if you get the chance to visit Heidelberg.

Model of the Full Castle
Model of the Full Castle
Open Windows
Open Windows
Another View of the Castle
Another View of the Castle
Gorgeous Autumn Day
Gorgeous Autumn Day

 

4 thoughts on “Historic Heidelberg Castle”

  1. Thanks for the gorgeous photos and tip about the castle tour :). I’m visiting Heidelberg this month and can’t wait to explore the castle ruins! But now I will be sure to do this on my own and not with a tour ;). Thank you 💕

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