Heidelberg is a university town and there are bicycles and students everywhere!
A view of the town from the castle.
A dry moat that held bears instead of water.
The castle entrance
The castle grew over time. This one took 500 years and went through many styles of architecture.
There is a surprise at the top of the oldest building on the right.
This was not only a solar clock; it also helped the astrologist in some way! See the astrological signs mixed in with the numbers?
You could pay your taxes either with cash or with what you produced. This is wine country and this is the smallest vat!
This is the largest vat. Notice the people standing on top of it?
A bus took us up and a funicular transported us down the steep hill to the market square.
A street going straight to the huge bridge spanning the river Neckar.
The Church of the Holy Spirit, both Protestant and Catholic when needed.
Hotel Ritter, where we were treated to a lunch of local specialties; food, wine, and beer.