Heidelberg Schloss: A Renaissance Castle

Heidelberg Castle - Image by Flickr user byte

Situated in the small town of Heidelberg, this ruined castle is one of the most beautiful and best known in all of Germany. The earliest castle foundations date back to AD 1214, but many additions were made over the centuries. This castle was struck by lightning in 1764 and badly damaged. In the centuries that followed, the castle was turned into a quarry, and many of the blocks and stones were used to build the homes in the town below. The castle stands on Königstuhl hill and provides a great view of the town.

Admission: Adults €3

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