A breathtaking city - Heidelberg, Germany!

Unlike many German cities, Heidelberg was not destroyed by air raids in World War II and therefore still has original buildings from the later Middle Ages and early Renaissance. It has been suggested that the city escaped substantial bombing because the US Army wanted to use the city as a garrison after the war.

In fact though, as Heidelberg was neither an industrial center nor transport hub, there was nothing of particular strategic interest to the Allies, who focused extensively on nearby industrial cities such as Mannheim.

Walking around the castle!

Heidelberg is like visiting a fairy land and getting engrossed in the beauty of its old castles and fairy tale stories.

Seeing the city from above!

Some of the best places to visit in this historically and culturally rich city are the castle ruins of the late Medieval and early Renaissance period. They look majestic even from the banks of the river built around 800 years ago, situated right in the center of the Altstadt or the old city.

Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg)

River Neckar has become a symbol of Heidelberg, even though it is relatively young in relation to the castle. Neckar, in Germany, translates roughly as “a wild fellow.”

Here I am seeing River Neckar landscape from the castle.

Heidelberg Altstadt (Old Town)

Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg)

There is a statue of Madonna in Heidelberg.

The Karl Theodor Bridge commonly known as the Old Bridge or in German Alte Brücke, is a stone bridge in Heidelberg, crossing the Neckar River. It connects the Old City with the eastern part of the Neuenheim district of the city on the opposite bank.

The Old Bridge (Alte Brücke)

Last bot not least: You should avoid visiting the Zoo in Heidelberg. Poor living conditions for animals.

See you soon!