Heildelberg Castle Ruins is the landmark of Heidelberg. It is one of the most important Renaissance structure north of the Alps. It was built as a castle in the twelve hundreds. After several natural and man-made destructions, the rebuilding and expansion resulted in a three castle structure and through several changes of ownership it fell in ruins. Its position on the hillside is one of the reasons why it’s beauty charmed the romantics of the time.
Some scenes from the castle ruins.
Heidelberg Castle Ruin did not become a tourist attraction until the 19th century when the town is connected to the railroad system. The American writer, Mark Twain got his inspiration for Huckleberry Finn here as well as “A Tramp Abroad”.The banks of Neckar River that inspired Mark Twain for his Huckleberry Finn
Heidelberg is a university town. Heidelberg University founded in the 14th century, the oldest institution of higher education in Germany. Students, from the university, make up a quarter of its population. They bring in the vibrant vitality. innovation spirit, and idealistic vision which is unique to this town. Heidelberg’s attraction is this unique blend of the old and the new. Photos below show a variety of the old and the new.