Exploring Heidelberg Castle...and a random museum

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Looking up all those stairs on our way to the castle
So today was a relativly quiet day as well. For breakfast I went and found a little grocery store and for 5,34euros I got 2 bananas, 2 apples, 2 yogurts, 4 croissants, and a jug of milk...not too bad eh? After breakfast we went up the castle and to get there had to go up 308 stairs!! I do not like stairs. We paid the 3euro (1,50 for me with my student card) to get into the castle and that was valid for the grounds, the museum, and the wine cellar.

The museum at the castle was a Pharmacy museum and has to be the most random/boring museum I have been to besides the fork and knife museum Melissa and I went to in Vienna back in 2007. Haha no offence to Matt though who is a chemist, but I did not find it very fun. The wine cellar was OK as the barrel of wine was massive.
Looking down the stairs towards the city
And the walk down the 308 stairs was way better then going up!

Back in the Old Town we went and had a coffee and stopped at a 1 euro store so I could buy some tape to put tickets etc into my journal. As we are staying in the "Old Town" we decided to have a bit of a walk over to the new part of town but it was pretty boring. There is a nice fountain though. On the way back to the hostel we bought some fish sandwhiches from a little shop and sat and listened to some street music while we ate them which was pretty nice.

We hung out back at the hostel for a couple hours before we went for dinner. We were actually supposed to go to Manheim today as a day trip but we heard that it wasn't that great and people told us to avoid it so we just had another quiet day. We wanted to go and buy food from a store rather then eating out for dinner as it's cheaper but as there are no cooking facilities or anything at the hostel it was proving quite difficult and we caved and went out for dinner instead.

We found a place called Extraplatt which served pretty cheap food. We got some beer and pizzas and it was pretty good. After dinner we went to a little bar called Max Bar, which was oddly enough, a French bar. It was full of smokers too so after we were done our beers, we left the bar smelling like an ash tray. Back at the hostel we had a shower, packed our bags, and went to bed.
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Looking up all those stairs on our…
Looking up all those stairs on ou…
Looking down the stairs towards th…
Looking down the stairs towards t…
The castle
The castle
Its really quite pretty up here
It's really quite pretty up here
Heidelberg Castle
Heidelberg Castle
I love how half of it has fallen a…
I love how half of it has fallen …
View of the city from up at the ca…
View of the city from up at the c…
View of the city and the river
View of the city and the river
Me and the Castle
Me and the Castle
Entrance to the Castle grounds
Entrance to the Castle grounds
Clock Tower
Clock Tower
Inside the Caslte grounds
Inside the Caslte grounds
Pretty fountain
Pretty fountain
Here is some pharmacy stuff...
Here is some pharmacy stuff...
Not sure what it is but its to do…
Not sure what it is but it's to d…
I thought it was kind of weird tha…
I thought it was kind of weird th…
More pictures of the river
More pictures of the river
Thats one big wine cellar...could …
Thats one big wine cellar...could…
The fountain in the new part of …
The fountain in the "new" part of…
New Heidelberg
"New" Heidelberg
Heidelberg
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