Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Man – have you heard of him? No, he is not any famous personality of recent times. An early man, his upper jaw structure was found here in Heidelberg which is an evidence of early life here. Today Heildelberg is known for its university atmosphere with young crowds all over.

I was at Heidelberg last year, my final stop before taking my flight from Frankfurt to Bangalore. We had 3 to 4 hours to explore the town, not much could be done, just got the feel of the atmosphere there.

Walking through the streets, I saw this stool displayed outside a shop, it was chained to the door of the shop. It was so beautiful, many passersby stopped to give it a second look. I had to simply take a picture of it and bring it back with me. Below is a picture of Neckar River from the bridge.

 The most sought after and visited site is the castle, we had time either to ‘take a cab and visit just the castle’ or ‘do a walking tour of the old town’. My Ds were cooperative and we set off on self guided walking tour (moreover we weren’t sure of the timings of guided tours there). There is no way you can get lost in that town. The castle has seen and experienced the wrath of wars and nature’s fury. Yet the ruins look amazing and I read it is good wedding location. Pity, I missed the perfect views of the city from the castle, the sight of the river and the bridge over which I was standing.

Facade of Hotel Ritter, don’t miss it while taking a walk there. This picture is just a portion of the larger beautiful, detailed facade. Click to enlarge and see the various characters.

The walk was refreshing; some of the facades are mind blowing! The Medersches Haus (house of the Meder family) is of baroque style and is one of the most beautiful town houses of Heidelberg. It was constructed in 1721.

Heidelberg is one of those few cities in the world to have been honored with many poems and songs. Lonely Planet mentions: Mark Twain began his European travels in1878 with a three month stay in Heidelberg, recounting his observations in “A Tramp Abroad”. I would love to spend more time here if luck permits!

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39 Responses

  1. Sylvia K says:

    What an amazing old city and your captures are terrific as always, Indrani! Love that colorful stool!! How fun! The facade of Hotel Ritter is amazing! Another city I would love to visit! Hope you have a great week!!

  2. DeniseinVA says:

    A beautiful city, and thank you for introducing it to me through this very interesting post. The photos were very enjoyable too.

  3. TexWisGirl says:

    beautiful architecture!

  4. Heidelberg, this beautiful, historic city.
    Your post is wonderful.
    Regards.
    Lucia

  5. George says:

    Thanks for sharing these beautiful city with us. I taught at Heidelberg College in Ohio here in the U.S., but I never made it to Heidelberg, Germany.

  6. Carver says:

    Great shots of a beautiful city. I love the stool.

  7. A beautiful place and simply loved that stool… so attractive 🙂

  8. The Filipino national hero stayed in Germany (in Heidelberg) and penned the poem, TO THE FLOWERS OF HEIDELBERG (http://allpoetry.com/poem/8606443-To_the_Flowers_of_Heidelberg-by-Jose_Rizal)

  9. ladyfi says:

    What an awesome looking city. I must visit one day! Lovely shots.

  10. eileeninmd says:

    Wow, you have been to some amazing photos. Thanks for the tour of Heidelberg. It is a neat looking town. And I love the cool stool, very colorful and artsy. Thanks for sharing your world. Have a happy day!

  11. Amazingly beautiful! A virtual tour through your photos.

  12. Nice views of Heidelberg, so interesting!

  13. Wonderful pictures , but the stool looks special .

  14. Hilary says:

    Wow.. it's just beautiful. It amazes me how many incredible places there are to see.. and just how many of them you see. And of course we get to see them through your eyes. Thank you for that.

  15. im loving the stool to!!!

    it looks like a nice sity..but then every town and city in europe is pretty right 🙂

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  16. Kusum Sanu says:

    Yeah, the place is beautiful and seems like a hidden treasure!

  17. Cloudia says:

    So appreciated!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
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  18. Heidelberg is a very romantic location! Nice captures and I can see that you had a good couple of hours! Perfect!

  19. Feels like I'm transported back in time looking at your pictures of the beautiful architecture. No, I haven't visited – but just the kind of stuff one imagines from all I have read. The stool is so pretty and so creative!

  20. Amazing post & photos , Thanks for sharing.

  21. Oh WOW! I would love to visit Heidelberg! I really like the Hotel Ritter. 🙂

  22. Anna says:

    Thanks for the walk through Heidelberg! What an interesting and picturesque city.

  23. Thanks to you I get to know so many places and see pictures of them that i would have missed.
    How meticulous you are in collecting the details, taking pictures and your memoryfor small details.You amaze me

  24. Looks like a wonderful place!

  25. What a great old city.

  26. Ruchira says:

    Such a pretty town and I so love the stool !

  27. That is superb Indrani, the building of learning and the little stool, fantastic.

  28. Great shots – thanks for sharing them with us. I have never been there, but looks like a great place to visit.
    Thanks for stopping by and nice comment.

  29. Nice lace. You have captured it well.

  30. Anu says:

    i have always admired that red colored Heidelburg castle. I would love to visit the place someday. The colorful stool is a cool idea!

  31. Thanks for sharing info about a time-honored city. Like the pictures; they're lovely.

  32. mynascence says:

    The colourful stool is oh so pretty. What a captivating click.

  33. mysay.in says:

    terrific captures of Germany Indrani !!!

  34. Looks like it has been taken out of a fairy tale

  35. Lovely place , Europe has many such great places. This one is too. Great photos with post. Liked them a lot.

  36. Namrota says:

    The description and the pictures made me plan a trip to Heildelberg.
    Hotel Ritter is fascinating to look at…though the colorful stool.. is the unconventional hero for me.

  37. Looks like an amazing city.

  38. This is a fantastic job within such a short time. I feel nervous to cover something within 3-4 hours. I hope at this place there is nothing like traffic jam as in london. Once I was about to miss the flight on the way to Hithrow from gatwick.

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