Had the chance to go to the Building IoT conference in Heidelberg this year. Having heard about its castle and old town, I decided to take the camera along and went out to explore one early evening...
A not so typical restaurant. Really cool place though, an old train carriage.
The statue of the former Reichskanzler in the public park named after him.
The Providenzkirche from the other side of the river.
Old Town Shores
The old town on the river Neckar, looking eastwards this time.
The gate from old bridge over the Neckar to the entry of the old town.
Directly next to the bridge monkey, intending to remind of the previous corn production facilities.
There's some legend behind it from the 17th century - this one is from 1979 though.
Old town streets
A street in the old town.
One of the doors in the walls on the way up to the castle.
The black hole
Looking down into one of the ditches of the castle.
The castle with its large defensive walls and ditch.
The inside of the castle.
Through the Windows
The view from the castle through the windows of one of its small observation towers.
Looking over the city from the castle.
The castle was originally built around 1200, but has been rebuilt and renovated multiple times in its history.
On the way down walking through one of the tunnels under the castle.
Beautiful light on this clear spring evening.
It's not often that I've seen nicer light in nature than on this shot. Literally no edits.
I couldn't figure out the meaning of this crest, it's almost the same as the Bavarian one.
The large castle gardens on the backside.
From the Gardens
The back of the caste looks very different and isn't as well preserved. Parts of it are under renovation now.
No idea how they got there and what they are.
The Old Bridge.
Or Karl Theodor bridge, its real name.
The Heidelberg Castle Powder Turret was split by an explosion.
How the castle used to look like in its glory days.
The walk up.
Old Town Square
The old town is full of restaurants with a traditional name and look, but not always with the matching food..
Another typical restaurant.
Shop of stuff
The random collection of useless artifacts shop.
Specialised in Absinthe.
The "Main Street" in the old town leading towards the newer areas.
Another shot of the same street a bit further westwards
From the Philosophers walk again.
A view of the old town from the Bismarck statue.
You could find love locks in a few places in the city. Weird trend.
Built in the early 1900s, with a fire pit on top.
From the Philosophers Walk
A view of the old town from the so called Philosophers hiking trail on the west of the Neckar.
Horizontally challenged house.
Beautiful large tree on the shores of the Neckar river.
Head Ping Pong
Seen this a few times already, crazy sport.
Kids playing football on the shores of the Neckar.
I saw a lot of rowing boats on the river daily, must be a local sport, maybe driven by the many students.
Streets of Heidelberg
Some of the beautiful buildings along the main roads in the newer part of the city.