Heidelberg Castle as seen from the town, Germany

June 08, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Heidelberg Castle as seen from the town, GermanyHeidelberg Castle as seen from the town, Germany The Bell Tower, the Great Terrace and Friedrich Building, Heidelberg Castle, GermanyThe Bell Tower, the Great Terrace and Friedrich Building, Heidelberg Castle, Germany Heidelberg Castle towers over the old city and Neckar River from a terrace on Konigstuhl Mountain.  It began in the Middle Ages (about 1225) as a defensive structure with keep and ramparts.  Over the centuries, wooden structures were replaced with the current stone ones as the Electors Palatine rose in power and wealth.  They needed a building of grandeur that could convey their status and command respect.  It was eventually destroyed in a battle with the French in 1693 and by fire in 1764 when it was abandoned as a ruin.  To see my best photos of Germany, please visit the Germany section of my portfolio 


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