In Heidelberg

After a busy Maskerade week, I needed some time away to clear my head, so I decided to spend a few days in Heidelberg. A number of people had told me how beautiful the city was, but I’d never actually been there myself.

Mauer

View from the castle

On my first day, it was pretty gray and cold. At some point it started to rain a little and I almost turned back to the hotel.

Graue Wolken am Himmel

I’m glad, though, I didn’t, because while I climbed the 300+ stairs to the castle, the sun came out, and I was able to enjoy a wonderful view over the old city.

Stadtpanorama vom Schloss aus

Stadt vom Schloss aus

Schlossturm mit abgesprengter Mauer

Philosopher’s Walk (“Philosophenweg”)

On my second day, I went to the other side of the Neckar to hike on the Philosopher’s Walk, a path just opposite the old town. While you feel like being in nature, the city is never really that far away. I actually came across a lot of joggers taking advantage of this.

I went in mid-morning when the sun is just opposite the Philosopher’s Walk behind the city. Hence, it was nice and warm, but the city was back-lit, making for some not so great pictures.

Neckarpanorama von der Theodeor-Heuss-Brücke aus

Baum am Philosophenweg

Philosophenweg

Alte Brücke

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