Sunday, February 17, 2013

Black Forest (VI): Heidelberg

On the last day (New Year's Eve), we had to get down to the Euroairport at Mulhouse for the evening, so we didn't get to spend much time in Heidelberg. We just had time to do the tour of Heidelberg castle, a crumbling ruin that sits on a hill above the town.

To get to the castle you ride up the hill on a cable car.

Views of the Neckar valley from the castle:

Goethe once strolled around the park beside the castle. At this point, it would be easier to label all the places in Germany that he didn't stroll around. What sort of indolent swine spends years mooching around Europe, looking at whatever takes their fancy?

So, that was our trip to the Black Forest area. The people everywhere were nice (with the exception of one train conductor). The food was decent and, in a couple of cases, outstanding. It wasn't cheap, but overall, it was a top notch trip.

1 comment:

Hamish Gavin said...

Just discovered your blog, it's some really cool and inspiring stuff. I'm an early 20s kiwi looking to do my OE soon so getting some ideas and tips from you're adventures. Cool to see you've been adventuring for some time now!

Hamish Gavin