The Red-Walled Castle

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Another shot of the Red-Walled Castle above Heidelberg.

We didn't get to stay for very long in Heidelberg, maybe an hour.  Time to peek around a few corners, take a few pictures and eat a quick bite of food.  Took a couple of pictures of the wonderful remains of the castle, high above the rest of the town.  This is a very upper crust area.  The homes show the beautiful detail that only the people with money can afford.  Our tour director says that doctors, lawyers and travel guides are the only ones who can afford to live in this area. We saw what we thought was unique, the exterior of the local church was lined with outdoor vendors selling their trinkets, baubles and miscellaneous stuff.  Well, the church was at the square, and where would more folks be than at the square, so I guess it makes sense.  The Rhine River flows along and the beautiful homes on one side have the view of the castle on the opposite side.  What a great sight.

On the bus again to Rhineland where we stayed the night. Arrived about 7p.m. Dinner was again buffet style. Not as good or as plentiful tonight. Fish and rice, broth and an anti-pasto style mini plate made up my dinner.

So far I had taken 128 photos with my 3.2 megapixel Canon digital camera.

carolyn3723 says:
You can go in...but be prepared it is a long steep walk up on cobblestone, so no stiletto heels that day. (a mistake my friend made) There are stairs as well, but lots of them if you go that route. It is definetly worth it, the old pharmacy museum is so neat.
Posted on: Apr 15, 2007
OurWorldTrip says:
You can visit Heidelberg castle and it's definitely worth a go! It's stunning. They have a huge wine barrel inside the castle and an old pharmacy.
A shame that you only had 1 hour in Heidelberg, it's such a beautiful place.
Posted on: Oct 26, 2006
melizzle says:
so can tourists actually go into these castles?
Posted on: Jun 05, 2006
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