Visual Guide: Heidelberg, Germany

The other day I took a one day trip to Heidelberg, Germany which is around 80 km from Frankfurt which is the city to which I live closest. The travel from Frankfurt is very affordable at 6 euro each way. Upon arriving in Heidelberg I could suddenly see the beauty of the city. 

 

During my day in Heidelberg I visited the Heidelberg University museum (the oldest university in Germany which opened in 1386) followed by the adjoining student prison which closed at the beginning of WWI but has been left in the original condition. I also made a trip to the top of the hill to experience the ruins of the castle ruins which were partly destroyed by fires caused from lightning strikes. I spent the afternoon looking through the Kurpfalzisches Museum and walking along the continuous market place. Heidelberg is a beautiful, busy city with an incredible atmosphere and beautiful sights. 

An amazing view of the city from the lookout at the Castle ruins. 

A look inside the Student Prison which closed in 1914. 


A massive, information 3 level Museum in the heart of the city. 

A look towards the Castle ruins from the Marketplace.


An ancient map of how the Castle used to be before destruction.

Typically beautiful Germany alleyways filled with colour.


A closer look towards the fantastic Castle ruins. 

Heidelberg| Beauty at every corner of the Altstadt (old city).


Typical German architecture | Incredibly picturesque. 

Looking down the river in the direction of the 'Old Bridge'.


A closer look towards the Castle ruins on the Hillside. 

Heidelberg University; the oldest in Germany that opened in 1386.


Incredible sights on the Western side of the ruins. 

A walk along the 1.6km long Altstadt | Filled with shops and cafes.


Heidelberg University | Currently with 32,000 students.

One of the many beautiful churches in Heidelberg. 


Typical German house | A walk towards the Altstadt.

A closer look towards the Castle ruins on the Hillside. 


Looking down the river in the direction of the 'Old Bridge'.

The State Hall located along the Heidelberg riverside. 


A look inside the Student Prison which closed in 1914. 

A view of the ground at the back of the Heidelberg Castle ruins. 


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