Wednesday, June 9, 2010

All about Heidleberg

Ok so since so many of my posts are all about living in Germany and what we do and where we go I figured it was about time that I actually showed you all where I lived. So this post is going to be all about Heidelberg and the things we love about our city and the places we love to go. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the view!!

Many people don't know that Heidelberg is a big University town. Right in the middle of downtown is the University and it's breathtaking buildings.

I love that the mountains are always in any picture we take of Heidelberg. Gorgeous right?!

Pics from a river cruise we took. All along the river are these beautiful homes.

Of course the best full view of Heidelberg castle is from the Rhein river. It really is huge and hard to tell jsut how big it all is when you are standing in it.

Another  view of the castle walls. That yellow house you see on the left is where Mark Twain stayed and wrote a book.

Inside the castle gates.

You can go inside the castle and also in the Pharmacy museum while there.  The size of the castle itself is just amazing.

For all you wine lovers...this is a wine barrel and funn part is this is actually a small one compared to the gigantic one in the other room. Unfortunately we could not get any good pics of the other one so this one will have to do. Just imagine this barrel only about 4 times the size..Yupp it's enormous!!

This is the chapel inside the castle. It is big and beautiful and they even rent it out for weddings and other events. If you look at the top left of the pic you will see some shaded windows and that is where the kings and queens would sit for service. They would shut the windows when service started so that no one would know when they decided to leave the service..sneaky little royalty eh?!!

Along with our version of Hard Rock cafe..great food and friendly atmosphere..right next door is the gummi bear store. They have any shape and any flavor of gummis you could ever me I mean ANY!!  I wasn't paying attention one time when we went in there and DD2 picked out her bag of gummis and when we got home I took them all out of the bag only to discover I had allowed my 5yr old at the time buy gummis in the shape of naked ladies..Oh yeah momma of the year award there right?!!  Well I said they had anything so now you get it!! 

Heidelberg does have a really good Christmas market as well. Most towns do their own market and Heidelberg's market is big and nice.

I don't think I have ever been to a Christmas market here in Germany that didn't have a gigantic pyramid..really how cool is that?!!

Ok so now you all have seen some of where I live and the things I live around..lucky right?!!  I know we are fortunate to live where we live and we try to appreciate it all and get out and enjoy it while we can.  So thanks for keeping up with me and I do hope that some day maybe some of you will get the opportunity to visit Heidelberg. I know you would love it as much as we do!


Dazee Dreamer said...

How lucky of you to be able to enjoy that. Beautiful pictures. And so clean.

Amanda said...

We've been here in Germany for almost 7 years and Heidelberg is our 2nd favorite place in the whole country. (It gets beat out only by the area around Edelweiss because, well, Garmisch-Partenkirchen is just gorgeous!) I love a river town, though. We love to visit. :)

Maranda said...

Wow. Those pictures are amazing. Enjoy it while you can! I hope one day to get stationed overseas. I was born in Germany but we left when I was 2 so I don't remember it. :-( Thanks for sharing!

Maranda said...

Haha! Oh my gosh I'm so jealous!! Apparently they tore down the hospital where I was born. I was born in Stuttgart. I plan to go back one day...I'll make it happen one way or another. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Oh, this makes me look forward to the day that the Army sends us overseas! Thanks for posting these pics!

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