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Published: June 16th 2017
01 Pedestrian street
One of the main pedestrian streets in the town.
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This morning I caught the train to the university town of Heidelberg. Decided to spend the day here as it was well known as a tourist town and not far from Frankfurt. The old part of town was a 15 minute walk from the train station. I reached the start of the pedestrian only street that leads to the heart of the old town and to the castle. Along this street there were Christmas markets, very similar to the ones in Frankfurt, as well as chain clothing stores that I shop at in London. Off the side there were little squares with more market stalls. As I walked along, I could see Heidelberg Castle half way up the hill. I came to Kornmarkt and from here I caught a funicular to the castle. From the castle there was a great view of the city and the Nectar River.
The castle is partly in ruins. It is a Gothic-Renaissance style fortress and its oldest structures are dated from 1400. A royal Bavarian family lived here for many years. It is also made from red sand stone. I wandered around here for a while.
I then walked down to the old
02 Market square
Christmas market stalls in one of the little squares.
town and to Alte Brucke- one of the bridges that crosses the river. One the bridge is a statue called Karl-Theodor-Statue, it is a local legend that this prince fathered nearly 200 illegitimate children.
I spent the rest of the day wandering the markets and admiring the attractive buildings. Once it was dark, I did some clothes shopping. Then caught the train back to Frankfurt.
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