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.

The castle on the side of Konigstuhl hill

The bridge over the moat at the main entrance

The red sandstone used in the structure is very evident.

The oldest surviving part of the castle

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

A view of the castle as it overlooks Heidelberg.

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