View of Heidelberg from Its Castle

This is one of the beautiful cities I visited in Germany. Heidelberg has been a popular tourist destination due to its romantic and picturesque cityscape’s character including the Heidelberg Castle and the baroque style Old Town.

During our visit in Heidelberg, a very friendly old man told us that the first University in Germany was founded in Heidelberg. He was very proud that he lives in this part of Germany.

Heidelberg’s Old city centre from the Castle above.
This was taken during my visit with friends Roselle and her Mom last November 2010.
You can also see the bridge, the church and other historical buildings in the Altstadt or Old City of Heidelberg.

GEOGRAPHY:

Heidelberg is partly situated in the Rhine Rift Valley, mainly on the left bank of the lower part of the river Neckar. Heidelberg, being located in a bottom of a valley, is bordered by the mountain Königsstuhl (568 m) and the mountain Gaisberg (375 m). The river Neckar flows here in an east-west direction. On the right bank of the river the mountain Heiligenberg (445 m) rises. The river Neckar leads to the River Rhine approximately 22 kilometres north-westerly in Mannheim, measured from the end of the bottom of the valley. The villages incorporated during the 20th century reach from the Neckarvalley through the Bergstraße, a street situated alongside the hillside of the Odenwald. more about Heidelberg

 
 

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