|Nana & Hannah on the train|
Once to Heidelberg, we grabbed a map at the tourist center just outside the train station, got our barrings and headed off to the old city center (Altstadt). We decided to go straight away to the castle as it was the one thing we definitely planned on doing and didn't know how long it would take. Making the trek up the hill was damp, but between the sweat and the drizzle my chocolate croissant was washed away. There is a train up to the top - fare included in your entrance ticket to the castle - but my lack of planning (noticing a theme yet) or free spirit neglected to find out where the train stopped. We did take it down!
The castle is great, bigger than I imagined and full of history. We splurged on the audio tour, which was insightful and interesting. During our castle exploring we stopped for lunch in the cafe for little sandwiches. Hannah was a trooper in the pack for the most part. In all the tour took a couple hours, rushing through the rainy mist, stopping for lunch and checking out the Apotheke (apothecary) museum exhibit.
All I really have our castle pictures of this adventure. Enjoy! I should mention that I've been playing with the Lightroom photo editing software so my lack luster photos from Heidelberg have been edited and it was fun!
|View from terrace overlooking the city|
|Overlooking the Neckar River|
|Castle Powder (ammunition) Tower|