Germany, Heidelberg

Heidelberg Castle Germany

“A ruin must be rightly situated, to be effective. This one could not have been better placed. It stands upon a commanding elevation, it is buried in green woods, there is no level ground about it, but, on the contrary, there are wooded terraces upon terraces, and one looks down through shining leaves into profound chasms and abysses where twilight reigns and the sun cannot intrude.”                                                                                                                                         Mark Twain – ‘A Tramp Abroad’

Heidelberg has an iconic status as a centre of Germanic history and culture. In 1815, at the end of the Napoleonic wars, the Emperors of Austria and Russia and the King of Prussia formed the ‘Holy Alliance’ in Heidelberg and later in 1848, the year of revolutions, a German National Assembly was established here.

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2 responses to “Germany, Heidelberg

  1. Engaging narration as always,successfully stirring up my memories,trying to revive the days of an extremely cold October we spent there some years ago.
    And,and again you managed to entertain me with the :”I felt that I need to wash my hands on the way in.
    Greece,France,Spain and almost all Mediterranean countries…It seems it’s part of their culture…

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  2. Sally's Special Services

    Reblogged this on Claussen, Koble, Rabe Ancestors.

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