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Heidelberg and XXXX River

Heidelberg and Neckar River

Our first stop in Germany on our recent journey was Heidelberg. We were there for only three days and unfortunately the weather was atrocious as it snowed and rained the whole time. However, Heidelberg is a charming city and one that I would love to visit again, preferably in the Spring or Autumn.

Heidelberg is a city situated in the south-west of Germany and lies on the River Neckar in a steep valley in the Odenwald.. The fifth-largest city in the State of Baden-Württemberg after Stuttgart, Mannheim, Karlsruhe and Freiburg im Breisgau, Heidelberg is part of the densely populated Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region. Its population of only 150,000 makes it a small city that is easy to walk around.

The Castle

The Castle

A former residence of the Electorate of the Palatinate, Heidelberg is the location of Heidelberg University, well known far beyond Germany’s borders. Heidelberg is a popular tourist destination due to its romantic and picturesque cityscape, including Heidelberg Castle and the baroque style Old Town.

The Old Bridge

The Old Bridge

The entrance to the old town

The entrance to the old town

The old town from the bridge

The old town from the bridge

Near the Castle

Near the Castle

Heidelberg from the Castle

Heidelberg from the Castle

The Castle

The Castle

Heidelberg

Heidelberg

Our hotel near the castle

Our hotel near the castle

Old Town

Old Town

If you are visiting Germany or northern France I recommend that you allow a few days to visit this charming city.

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