Heidelberg Castle

We were so fortunate to live within a stones throw of the marvelous Heidelberg Castle. The castle completely dominates the Old Town skyline and has a long and troublesome history. This is why we only can see a part of the castle’s former glory today and parts of it lie in ruins. The construction was halted in the 17th century with the outbreak of the Thirty Years War and in the coming centuries, the castle would be subject to destruction rather than construction.