Where would an electoral court be without food and drinks? The question about the drinking becomes clear in view of the Great ... More
Where would an electoral court be without food and drinks? The question about the drinking becomes clear in view of the Great Barrel . The water came from different wells. The well opposite Ruprecht's Building is worth mentioning: its arcades are of grey granite, thus contrasting with the prevailing red sandstone. Tradition says these pillars stem from Charlemagne's then ruined Ingelheim castle and are actually of Roman origin. The economical buildings date back to Ludwig V. (1508-1544) and are to be found in the south-easterly corner. The victuals were stored in different cellars under the broad outside stairs. The bakery house is still preserved, but the main kitchen near the Herb Tower has seriously suffered in the course of the War of Succession: where once the kitch en stove stood, nowadays the sun shines through.
Behind Friedrich's Palace , this Belvedere was added in 1610 and nowadays attracts visitors by the hundred. The view over
Heidelberg's sea of roofs, the Holy Ghost Church, and the Old bridge across the river Neckar is unforgettable. Yet ...
Elector Joseph Clemens began building this castle in 1715. The most conspicuous building on the west end of the Poppelsdorf
Allee, it was finished by Clemens' successor Clemens August in the year 1753. Poppelsdorfer Schloss, which stands on a ...
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 ...