The View from Heidelberg Castle

Rising above the city of Heidelberg is Heidelberg Castle.  It dominates the skyline and is a sight to see from afar when lit up late at night.  But the sights from the castle itself are just as impressive.

Heidelberg - Church of the Holy Spirit

Heidelberg Castle is situated atop a hill looking out over the city.  It’s a bit of a hike across well worn cobblestones that have been smoothed by throngs of people hiking up and down the hill, but it is a hike that is worth it.

Heidelberg - Old Bridge

The park is beautiful, the view over Heidelberg, amazing.  Looking down on Heidelberg, the red rooftops of the old town shine in the sunlight.  The Church of the Holy Spirit rises above the surrounding buildings.  The Old Bridge stretches across the river to the rolling hills on the other side.

Heidelberg - Across the River

Entry to the Castle courtyard will cost a few Euros.  Luckily, the surrounding park is absolutely free and unless you’re interested in seeing a large vat and a whole lot of historical pharmaceuticals, skip the inner courtyard and instead walk around the Castle grounds where you can wander all day without having to pay.

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About Marcus Cederstrom

I was born in Sweden and moved to the US just before my 6th birthday. I grew up in the United States eventually graduating from the University of Oregon. After graduation and about 17 years in the US I made the decision to move back to Sweden. I have been living in Stockholm since the summer of 2007. Since graduation I have traveled throughout eastern Australia as well as in Sweden and Europe.