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photoblog image 'Romantic' Heidelberg on a dull, snowrainy december day

'Romantic' Heidelberg on a dull, snowrainy december day

 

Heidelberg is an international main attraction, esp. for Asian people and US- Americans, known of its lovely, green, romantic setting on the Neckar river and its castle ruins -"I Lost My Heart in Heidelberg" (Ich hab' mein Herz in Heidelberg verloren) is a popular German song composed in 1925.

"The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. The castle has only been partially rebuilt since its demolition in the 17th and 18th centuries (by wars and fires). Heidelberg Castle remained essentially a ruin. A popular belief is that Heidelberg escaped bombing in World War II because the U.S. Army wanted to use the city as a garrison after the war. As Heidelberg was neither an industrial center nor a transport hub, it did not present a target of opportunity.

 

Even before 1800, artists had come to see the river, the hills and the ruins of the castle as an ideal ensemble. The best depictions are those of England's J. M. W. Turner, who stayed in Heidelberg several times between 1817 and 1844, and painted Heidelberg and the castle many times.

It is located 80 metres (260 ft) up the northern part of the Königstuhl hillside, and thereby dominates the view of the old downtown. It is served by an intermediate station on the Heidelberger Bergbahn funicular railway."

 

I didn't loose my heart in Heidelberg, but I, too, like this old town very much, and whilst visiting the castle ruins it was heavily snowing or snowraining.

 

 

'Romantic' Heidelberg on a dull, snowrainy december day

 

Heidelberg is an international main attraction, esp. for Asian people and US- Americans, known of its lovely, green, romantic setting on the Neckar river and its castle ruins -"I Lost My Heart in Heidelberg" (Ich hab' mein Herz in Heidelberg verloren) is a popular German song composed in 1925.

"The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. The castle has only been partially rebuilt since its demolition in the 17th and 18th centuries (by wars and fires). Heidelberg Castle remained essentially a ruin. A popular belief is that Heidelberg escaped bombing in World War II because the U.S. Army wanted to use the city as a garrison after the war. As Heidelberg was neither an industrial center nor a transport hub, it did not present a target of opportunity.

 

Even before 1800, artists had come to see the river, the hills and the ruins of the castle as an ideal ensemble. The best depictions are those of England's J. M. W. Turner, who stayed in Heidelberg several times between 1817 and 1844, and painted Heidelberg and the castle many times.

It is located 80 metres (260 ft) up the northern part of the Königstuhl hillside, and thereby dominates the view of the old downtown. It is served by an intermediate station on the Heidelberger Bergbahn funicular railway."

 

I didn't loose my heart in Heidelberg, but I, too, like this old town very much, and whilst visiting the castle ruins it was heavily snowing or snowraining.

 

 

comments (10)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Dec 2017, 00:26
This is a wonderful illustration of this old city, Philine.
Philine: Many thanks, Ray!
Good to see this wonderful old town!
Philine: Many thanks, Elizabeth!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 7 Dec 2017, 05:38
You were not lucky with the weather Philine but Heidelberg looks to be a charming place. It sure was lucky to escape damage in WW2..
Philine: Yes, it was cold and wet and I caught a cold I'm now suffering from. I don't travel to Luxembourg. Many thanks, Chris, and enjoy your day in Droitwich!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 7 Dec 2017, 06:36
A delightful town indeed. This takes me back to 1991 when I called in here with my family, with our caravan, en route to Naples. We only had the one night here and walked around the Centre. We camped by the river. I wanted to go here because my mother visited in 1965 with a friend. Her friend’s niece worked for the Americans and showed them all the best places to visit.
Philine: This is interesting. Yes, Heidelberg was an important place fpr the Americans. I am always amazed how well you know Germany. Many thanks, Chad, and enjoy your day with the stooges!
  • Salima I.E.M. Senders
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Dec 2017, 07:00
Thanks for the nice winterly view, its kind of mysterious, which I like. I´ve have never been there, but surely wants to go sometime. I wish you some wonderfull days in Luxembourg!
Philine: Sadly, I caught a cold so that I canecelled my trip to Luxembourg. I should return to Heidelberg in summer or in autumn as a friend just said to me. Heel bedankt, Salima!
It does look a charming tow. Have a good trip to Luxembourg
Philine: Many thanks, Bill! Because of a cold I'll cancel my trip to Luxembourg. Enjoy your day together!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 7 Dec 2017, 08:14
Snow in Heidelberg - what more could you wish for?
Philine: You are right, I love snow - and it was a delight to go through Germany along its hillsides on both sides of the motorways. The Westerwald looked like a fairy-tale forest, totaly covered in white. Many thanks, Lisl!
A lovely facade...
Philine: Many thanks, Larry!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Dec 2017, 09:28
Heidelberg always make me think of "The Drinking Song" sung by the great Mario Lanza. Your picture on the left illustrates your description of the weather very well. Enjoy your trip to Luxembourg.
Philine: I remember the great Mario Lanza, too, but I don't know the "Drinking Song". I loved to see the snow although it melted quickly away. But it was wonderful to see the forests along the motorways on both sides covered with snow while going through half Germany. Sadly, I caught a cold so that I have now to cancel my trip to Luxembourg. Many thanks, Alan!
We spent a day in Heidelberg back in the very early 70's, having travelled there by train from Stuttgart, we loved the place but unfortunately, as it was Good Friday, the town seemed to be closed apart from a few cafes, we had lunch in the restaurant halfway up the funicular railway up the mountainside.
Philine: Good Friday is the highest feast day for the Protestants. I like your comment very much. Many thanks, Brian!

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