Germany – Romantic Heidelberg

The romantic City of Heidelberg lies in the valley of the River Neckar, a tributary of the River Rhine. For centuries the City has inspired poets, painters and lovers. British artist William Turner painted some of his greatest landscapes here, the view of the River Neckar gave Mark Twain the spark he needed to write the final chapters of Huckelberry Finn, and the famous castle – one of Europe’s most picturesque ruins – was transformed from a fortress to a palatial mansion for the love of a princess. Heidelberg is home to the oldest university in Germany and its student jail is just one of the unique attractions in the old Baroque town rebuilt in the 18th century following the devastation of the Thirty Years War. For more information check out episode 29 in the International Category.

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