Heidelberg lies in a steep valley where the Odenwald mountains meet the Rhine and Neckar Rivers and has long been considered the jewel of Germany and its intellectual capital.
The most defining feature of Heidelberg is surely its castle (which we'll get to in another blog). Mark Twain wrote extensively about his travels in Germany and was the most attracted to Heidelberg...and I can see why. I REALLY loved this city.
While other cities were destroyed during the Alied bombings of WW II, Heildelberg was largely spared. As a result it has maintained much of its baroque charm & narrow streets.
and of course we are here during the Christmas markets
we've had mild temps...in the mid 40's, brisk but with little wind...lucky for touring !
and isn't it cool how they put comfy warm blankets out for you to sit on! I left a little "ART ABANDONMENT" piece of jewelry right on this very table !
View from the castle ledge...
Dinner at The RED BULL...the German food was fabulous and so was the ambiance !
Unfortunately I'm stuck with very poor internet resources as th ship works by sattelite which cuts in and out, so I have to break up the travelogues into semi-short ones...so..I do hope you'll keep following along !