When the ambitious Friedrich V., Bohemia's Winter King, became Prince Elector in 1610, his predecessors had already made ... More
Englischer Bau (Schloss)
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 the English King Jacob I.) had to plan his building beyond the castle walls. On the north-western side he had a palace extension built, through the Artillery Garden to the Thick Tower . On the Thick Tower the festival hall was added, where concerts and theater plays (among others some by Shakespeare) were staged. Of the former two storey building only the outer walls remain, displaying clear, classical forms offering a striking contrast to the older and richly adorned palaces of Ottheinrichsbau and Friedrichsbau .
I spend a day in Heidelberg on a trip with my school and it was my favourite city. The castle was just so beautiful even if some parts were being renovated. Our guide was just too great. He told us all these amazing stories about the castle and what happened in the different places. I would definately recommand spending a couple hours at the castle because I'm sure you won't regret it.
I felt as if I was going back in time when I took a tour through the schloss. It was breathtaking and educational on learning the history of this place. The huge keg for wine in one of the rooms of the schloss was an awesome site. I enjoyed tasting one of the wines. Super!
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