Plazas in Heidelberg, Germany

June 30, 2017 - The old town has several pedestrian streets and large plazas. What a fun place to have a good meal and people watch. Her...
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River Neckar, Heidelberg, Germany

June 29, 2017 - Here are views from the Alte Brucke (Old Bridge) of the beautiful Neckar river and of the charming town of Heidelberg. I...
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Old Bridge (Alte Brücke), Heidelberg, Germany

June 28, 2017 - The current Old Bridge built in 1788 crosses the Neckar River. It is the ninth bridge on this spot. The first bridge her...
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Church of the Holy Spirit, Heidelberg, Germany

June 27, 2017 - Heiliggeist or the Church of the Holy Spirit is the most famous church in Heidelberg. It has dominated the skyline and t...
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Castle Walls and Garden, Heidelberg, Germany

June 26, 2017 - The Castle boasts a large terraced garden built into the hillside. It was started in 1616 but never completed. Some remn...
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Egyptian Goose in the garden pond at Heidelberg Castle, Germany

June 23, 2017 - I had never seen birds like this one before but found them in ponds and gardens across Germany. I found out it is an Egy...
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Illinois State Fair Professional Art Exhibit

June 23, 2017 - I'm very happy that two of my photographs were accepted into the Professional Art Exhibit at the Illinois State Fair in...
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Exploded Tower, Heidelberg Castle, Germany

June 22, 2017 - This tower was the original keep of the first castle built on the site. Later this tower became an artillery tower and w...
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View of Heidelberg from Great Terrace of the Castle, Germany

June 21, 2017 - The Great Terrace provides a stunning view of the old city, the Neckar River and Philosopher’s Hill. To see my best phot...
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Wine Barrel, Heidelberg Castle, Germany

June 20, 2017 - My husband who makes his own wine was delighted by the barrel building! It houses a 2-story wine barrel which holds 58,0...
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Apothecary Museum, Heidelberg Castle, Germany

June 19, 2017 - The German Apothecary Museum is housed in the basement of the Ottheinrich Building. It shows four centuries of history o...
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Ottheinrich Building, Heidelberg Castle, Germany

June 16, 2017 - Most of the building was destroyed in fire but this is probably the most impressive façade in the castle! It is covered...
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Friedrich and Hall of Mirrors Buildings, Heidelberg Castle, Germany

June 15, 2017 - The Friedrich Building was constructed from 1601-07 and is ornamented with statues of various kings of the area. To its...
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Ruprecht Building and Ladies Building, Heidelberg Castle, Germany

June 14, 2017 - The Ruprecht Building was named for King Ruprecht I (ruled 1400-1410). It is one of the oldest buildings in the castle a...
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Bridge House and Gate Tower, Heidelberg Castle, Germany

June 13, 2017 - Once inside the outer walls, there is a moat (now dry) and a single main entrance through a sturdy bridge house, over th...
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Prison Tower and dry moat at the castle, Heidelberg, Germany

June 12, 2017 - After passing through a series of gates in the outer rampart walls, the ruined prison tower and now dry Stag Moat are vi...
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Tram ride up to the Castle and views of the city, Heidelberg, Germany

June 09, 2017 - The tram ride up to the castle gives fabulous views of the city of Heidelberg, Philosopher’s Hill (across the river) and...
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Heidelberg Castle as seen from the town, Germany

June 08, 2017 - Heidelberg Castle towers over the old city and Neckar River from a terrace on Konigstuhl Mountain. It began in the Middl...
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Rathaus (Town hall) and Coat of Arms of Hamburg, Germany

June 07, 2017 - The Town Hall is also the state parliament for the city-state of Hamburg. It is richly decorated Neo-Renaissance buildin...
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Canals in Hamburg, Germany

June 06, 2017 - Hamburg, nestled on the banks of the River Elbe, is often referred to as the Venice of the north because of its many can...
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Speicherstadt, Hamburg, Germany

June 05, 2017 - The Warehouse District or Speicherstadt was built from 1883 – 1927 in the Gothic Revival style. It was used as a customs...
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Switzerland in Miniatur Wunderland, Hamburg, Germany

June 02, 2017 - Switzerland was a two story mountain display! The best part is the small Lindt chocolate factory that produces tiny bars...
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Austria in Miniatur Wunderland, Hamburg, Germany

June 01, 2017 - I loved the moving ski lift taking skiers to the top of the mountain! There are 335,000 lights in the whole display plus...
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