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  • Asslan v Haus Schiran in Heidelberg
    Asslan v Haus Schiran in Heidelberg
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  • The bicycle was invented in Heidelberg, Germany
    The bicycle was invented in Heidelberg,...
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  • 1. Useful Information

    The first evidence of human life in Europe was found in Heidelberg: In 1907 a jaw-bone was discovered in a gravel pit in Heidelberg – it is the earliest evidence found of human life in Europe. The...

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  • 2. Old Town/Altstadt

    Heidelberg is the fifth-largest city in the State of Baden-Württemberg. It lies on the River Neckar in a steep valley in the Odenwald. Heidelberg is popular due to its romantic and picturesque...

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  • 3. Castle/Schloss

    Located on the north side of the courtyard, FRIEDRICHSBAU owes its existence to Elector Friedrich IV (1553-1610) and his master builder Johannes Schoch. Construction began in 1601 and completed in...

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  • 4. Old Bridge

    The Alte Brucke (the Old Bridge) was built in stone between 1786 and 1788 by prince elector Karl Theodor. The preceeding bridges were built in wood and had been destroyed by floods, fire and ice....

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  • 5. Königstuhl

    The train goes up the Koenigstuhl on 30 April 2003 for the last time. Unfortunatly it has to closed due to savety reasons which I can't really understand. To learn more about the train visite:...

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  • 6. Personal Memories and Impressions

    From the top of Heidelberg Castle you have these wonderful views of the Neckar River, Old Bridge, Old Town and Philosophenweg. I loved just looking out to the Neckar River and the bridge and just...

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  • 7. Kornmarkt/Corn Market

    Just around the corner from the Markt platz is the small korn Platz. Here you get an unusual view of the castle. Also to be admired is Peter van den Branden's baroque madonna statute - built 1718. The...

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  • 8. River Neckar

    The Neckar River means wild water or wild fellow. The River has been used for years for recreation as well as to transport supplies especially timber from the Black Forest. The River is quite...

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  • 9. Heiliggeistkirche

    This church is locates in Marktplatz. It was built between 1344 and 1441 on the site of a previous Roman basilica. Around 1700 it was rebuilt after it had been set on fire by the French during the War...

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  • 10. Outside Heidelberg

    Speyer, with its 50,000 inhabitants, is an old Roman town not far away from Heidelberg. It was made a free imperial city in 1294, and a number of imperial conferences met here. At the Conference of...

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  • 11. Nightlife

    I had dinner and some wonderful German beer at the Lowenbrau on the Alt Stadt Hauptstrasse just prior to my drinks and conversation with the Merck guys at the Weisser Boch. This was a wonderful little...

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  • 12. Philosphenweg

    The Philosphenweg offers great views of Heidelberg old town from across the River Neckar..... but there's no such thing as a free lunch in this world and I'm afraid you have to walk up either a pretty...

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  • 13. University

    On June 24, 1712, the university's chancellor Prof. Dr. Melchior Kirchner laid the foundation-stone for the "Old University", as the building is called today. The architect was Johann Adam Breunig of...

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  • 14. Asslan v Haus Schiran in Heidelberg

    We’ve got an opportunity to visit Heidelberg in August of 2004. That was the trip to the German Shepherd Bundessiegerzuchtschau in Karlsruhe with our Asslan v...

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  • 15. Enjoy the lansdscape from....

    the castle and the castle gardens!At the castle there is a large terrace where you can see the old core of Heidelberg and some surrounding areas. Moreover,...

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  • 16. Zum Ritter Sankt George.

    This house is situated in Hauptstrasse at n. 178. It was built in 1592 by a French merchant. It is the only private house which survived the destructruction of...

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  • 17. VT EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG

    Sunday June 1 2008WooHoo! We finally got to visit Heidelberg properly, during a VT group tour led by our wonderful guide Jessica ( JessH) who grew up near this...

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  • 18. THE HEIDELBERG MONKEY

    Towards the end of our excursion, Jessica brought us to the bronze sculpture THE HEIDELBERG MONKEY which is situated west of the Old Bridge Gate. It's supposed...

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  • 19. WONDERFUL VIEWS FROM THE CASTLE

    One of THE most wonderful views of Heidelberg is from the Castle. I was simply awestruck and to top it off, it was a beautiful, clear sunny day. You could see...

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  • 20. BRIDGE GATE - BRUCKENTOR

    On the southern end of the Old Bridge is its medieval BRIDGE GATE or BRUCKENTOR with its 28 metres high double cylindrical towers, which were once part of the...

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  • 21. HAUPTSTRASSE - MAIN STREET

    Normally crowded with folks walking along the HAUPTSTRASSE or Main Street. Many shops, cafe's and restaurants can be found here, including the Hard Rock Cafe'...

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  • 22. HOTEL ZUM RITTER ST. GEORG

    The HOTEL ZUM RITTER, located on Hauptstrasse 178, was built in 1592 by the French cloth merchant Charles Belier, a Huguenot refugee. This is the only patrician...

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  • 23. Christmas Market

    Traveling during the Christmas season is a wonderful time to explore this beautiful city. Its a great time to enjoy some gluwhein, local food and purchase some...

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  • 24. Help for the Disabled

    When in Heidelberg you might notice quite a few people in wheelchairs and maybe you notice more hearing impaired persons as in other places! Part of the reason...

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  • 25. First and last view of Heidelberg

    This is always my first and my last view of Heidelberg, since it is right across from the Heidelberg central station. Plus it is one of the most modern sights...

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