The inspiration to write and share pictures is just flowing today!
My recommendation to anyone traveling to Germany is to put Heidelberg on their travel list! I was only in Heidelberg as a day trip from Frankfurt. With the train, it takes about 1.5 hours to get there. The city of Heidelberg is actually quite small, and you can get around easily by walking (skip the wait for the bus!)
I’ve been reading a book called “Über den Wolken” by Claudia Busch about a teacher who has decided to make a career shift and become a flight attendant. After putting this book down, I realized how appealing that job seems as I’m enjoying a life filled with traveling.
Side note: I have no desire to become a flight attendant. But, I do share her desire to try new things, and her ability to keep all options on the table.
The view of the destroyed castle is probably the most iconic image of Heidelberg. What’s amazing about this castle was seeing it from the bottom of a hill, thinking, “this is gonna take forever to get up there” and looking down at the incredible view from atop in less than 10 minutes.
Some light sign reading and googling is responsible for this history lesson:
The castle was ultimately destroyed by the French in the War of the Grand Alliance in the 17th century. Later on, after reparations to restore the castle, the castle was destroyed (again) — this time by lightening.
I will be honest at this point: I don’t have much else to say about the history of Heidelberg. But, one thing I can say is: Heidelberg lives up to it’s name as one of the most beautiful cities in Germany.
Is there really anything better than strolling through a beautiful, old city with a castle and then wandering through a park?
Seeing kids splashing around in the water on a warm October day is what 3-year-old dreams are made of.