So the second part of our weekend was a total surprise planned by Hubby. After our trip to the Technical Museum in Speyer, he took a detour to Heidelberg Castle nearby.
Heidelberg Castle, located on a hill overlooking the town of the same name, has been around since the 1200's and was demolished during the Thirty Years War in the 1600's. It has been partially rebuilt since then, but is one of the best know ruins in Germany. It is mentioned in the writings of Victor Hugo and Mark Twain.
Like a lot of large buildings, it was built over centuries and features a wide variety of architectural styles.
The powder room, which was blown apart by an explosion during the siege.
Here you can see how cleanly the wall came down, and how thick the building was.
The grounds include a fountain and another building built into the side of the hill.
The views from the castle grounds were breathtaking.
And the town below was charming. Many of the homes looked straight out of a fairy tale!
The only political sign I've seen in Germany!
What did you do this weekend? Let me know in the comments below and make sure to check out my YouTube channel for more about our travels.