Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg (1) – Heidelberg Castle (Day Two)

Located in the Alstadt neighborhood of Heidelberg beside Neckar River, Schloss Heidelberg rests high up in the north flank of Konigstuhl hill.

This 16th-century castle sits in ruins due to the War of the Grand Alliance (17th Century) and two devastating lightning strikes.

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The castle on the side of Konigstuhl hill

 

 

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The bridge over the moat at the main entrance

 

 

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The red sandstone used in the structure is very evident.

 

 

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The oldest surviving part of the castle

 

 

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Englischer Bau is the remains of a 17th-century addition.

 

 

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A view of the castle as it overlooks Heidelberg.

 

 

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