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17. December 2015 by Bruno Maltor
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Une magnifique porte située au bout d'un vieux pont tout aussi sympa et bien situé !

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17. December 2015 by Bruno Maltor
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A unique market in a beautiful city

Nice place, nice atmosphere for all kind of people :)

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12. October 2015 by Heather Cowper
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Student Fraternity Houses

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Spot the Fraternity Houses

As an alternative to taking the funicular up to Schloss Heidelberg, walk up the hill past the many student fraternity houses. You’ll recognise them as large mansions that usually fly a flag of their fraternity and have a brass plaque with the fraternity name. These fraternities originated over the last centuries and were like an exclusive club that students from the best familes would belong to, often following in the footsteps of fathers and grandfathers. They provide a residence for the students of the fraternity and are maintained by past fraternity members. photo: Heatheronhertravels.com

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12. October 2015 by Heather Cowper
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Heidelberg Castle

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Schloss Heidelberg - the romantic castle on the hill

This is the must-see attraction of Heidelberg, build up since the 13th century for the Prince Electors who ruled the Palatinate region and Heidelberg. War and fire reduced it to a ruin and now most of it is impressive carved stone facades around a courtyard with not much to see inside. Look out for the giant wine barrel in the cellar, the ornate gateway built as a birthday present for Elizabeth Stuart and the knight’s footprint (as well as the views) on the terrace. Worth getting an audio guide or taking a tour to hear all the stories. The picturesque ruined castle on the hill was an inspiration for the romantic poets and writers of the 19th century, painted by Turner and visited by Mark Twain. Photo: Heatheronhertravels.com

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12. October 2015 by Heather Cowper
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Liebesstein or Love Stone

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The Romantic Love Stone

Cross the Old Bridge and just on the other side you'll find the Liebesstein or Love Stone where couples can attach their love locks. Through the round hole in the stone you can view the romantic ruin of Schloss Heidelberg and read the love poem by 19th century poet Joseph von Eichendorff who would come here to meet his beloved Käthchen photo: Heatheronhertravels.com

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12. October 2015 by Heather Cowper
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River boat from Heidelberg

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Take a River boat from Heidelberg - Weisse Flotte

We took a river boat trip on the Neckar with Weisse Flotte from the landing stage near the Old Bridge. Our tour took us in 30 minutes to the Neuberg Monastery where there was a Christmas market. On the way we could see the Schloss Heidelberg on the hill and passed through a lock. They run many different cruises on the river depending on the season. photo: Heatheronhertravels.com

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12. October 2015 by Heather Cowper
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The Philosopher's Way

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A lovely walk with views over Heidelberg

From the Old town cross the Alte Brucke and take the narrow stone path across the road up to the Philosopher’s way or Philosophenweg. The path leads between stone walls with cobbles, steps and a few stopping places as you head up the hillside between orchards. Half way up you reach a wider flat path that runs along the hillside and is used by cyclists and walkers, with great views over the city. The path gets its name from the romantic poets, writers and philosophers who were inspired by Heidelberg in the 19th century. photo: Heatheronhertravels.com

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12. October 2015 by Heather Cowper
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The Bridge Monkey Statue

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Stories around the Bridge Monkey

Just by the gatehouse on the southern side of the Old Bridge in Heidelberg you’ll find the monkey statue. It was designed in 1979 by Professor Gernot Rumpf but harks back to an older monkey statue that was on the northern gatehouse of an earlier wooden bridge. It’s a favourite spot to have your photo taken, if you dare put your head inside the monkey’s. The sculpture and the German riddle beside it reference the rivalry from the old days when the river and bridge made a dividing line between two German states. It tells you that whatever you give out, whether good or bad, will be reflected back on you like the mirror that the monkey is holding. The little mice to one side are the sculptor’s symbol and tourists are told that they should touch the fingers of the monkey for luck, the mirror for wealth and the mice for fertility. photo: Heatheronhertravels.com

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