Flanking the castle from the Artillery Garden , the bulwark was built in 1533 under Ludwig V. (1508-1544) and still shows ... More
Dicker Turm (Schloss)
Flanking the castle from the Artillery Garden , the bulwark was built in 1533 under Ludwig V. (1508-1544) and still shows impressing evidence of its time: the inner diameter is 14 meters, it is 40 meters above the valley, and the walls are 7 meters thick. In 1619, it was extended under Friedrich V. (1610-1623) as statues and inscriptions testify. A festive hall with high windows for the English Palace was erected on the top storey. A defense feature in the middle ages, later it was used for courtly functions. For some few years (until Friedrich V. had to flee) the cultural life took place here. In 1693, due to the French-Palatinate Succession War the north west wall was completely blasted off. The gaping hole left is clearly visible from town.
The Scenery is breathtaking, the size of the castle from town is intimidating. Its free to walk around and explore the grounds. When you get to the castle escalade and look over the town, the hills/mountains, and the Neckar river youll neve want to leave. The people are extremely friendly, most of them like practicing their english with you or helping you with your German.
This historic service is actually comprised of two unique trains: the lower railway is the most modern of its type
in Germany and has been in service since 1890 on a course of 489 meters, from the Kornmarkt via ...
When the ambitious Friedrich V., Bohemia's Winter King, became Prince Elector in 1610, his predecessors had already made use of
every inch of the courtyard. To add another building Friedrich V. (who in 1613 married Elizabeth Stuart, daughter of ...
No trip to Heidelberg would be complete without a visit to the castle. Dominating the city from the brow of
the hill, the castle offers breathtaking views over the old town and the River Rhine. It may be worth ...