Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Heidelberg, Germany


A couple months back, 
I made a weekend visit to Heidelberg, Germany.
(yes, this is how behind I am in posting)

I arrived by train,
and met up with Alyx-
another expat living in Germany 
(actually was living in Germany. She just moved back!)
Sadly, I have no pictures of the two of us,
and no proof of our meeting.
but, we did.
If you haven't met her yet,
I highly recommend that you head over to her blog now, 
and say hi.
She's awesome.

We walked around Heidelberg,
and headed up to the castle overlooking the Neckar River Valley.
The views of Heidelberg city from the castle were stunning,
and worth the hike up the short, yet, steep hill necessary to get there.
The gardens, however,
left something to be desired.

Heidelberg is also well known for its university,
the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität,
thus making this little city more than just a popular tourist destination.

I spent the day walking in the woods on the opposite side of the river,
and window shopping along the Hauptstrasse (main street).
This main street is unique in its length-
it is long,
so long that it is believed to be the longest shopping street in Germany.

Overall, Heidelberg is a lovely city,
and I can see why so many tourists flock here every year.
It is small, however,
and one day was plenty of time too see it all without feeling rushed.























I stayed at Lotte Hostel.
This hostel was amazing, and highly recommended if you're ever in Heidelberg.
The rooms and bathrooms were clean and bright,
the location perfect,
and they offer free museli and coffee all day long.
The best part was the hostel owner-
nicest lady ever.
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39 comments:

Courtney. said...

So jealous! Heidelberg is definitely near the top of my list of places to visit. :)

Sarah and Stewart said...

Cool trip and gorgeous photos! I especially like the ones of the ruins...

Whizzer's Rose said...

WOW-beautiful pictures! really breathtaking- I'm very happy I discovered your blog :-)

dreaming en francais said...

Wow Heidelberg looks beautiful! Now you're making me want to hop on a plane to Germany, woman! xo

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English Anderson said...

I love Heidelberg, I love Alyx, and if I had known you two were getting together, I would've loved to crash the party. I can't wait to go back for their Christmas market, it's one of the best even though it's not that large!

The Powder Room said...

Such beauty. I am in Awe.

Alyx said...

Ahhh, that was such a good day!!! Love the pictures you captured, and it's all makin' me miss Germany!!!
And thanks for the shout out!! :)

Sweet Green Tangerine said...

I love Heidelberg! And that hostel is so nice! We lived only an hour away from Heidelberg and we went all the time. :)
Your photos are gorgeous!

kaity said...

such beautiful pictures! I love those wacky metal statue things - are those mice in the second one? and I super jealous you got to meet Alyx in real life!

Jenna said...

So so grogeous! One of my friends studied in Heidelberg and absolutely loved it. Would love to spend time exploring there one day :)

xxx
Jenna

Meagan :: Mo Pie, Please said...

i LOOOVE Heidelburg! I had so much fun there when I went back in 2000 :)

Lauren Talon said...

I loved Heidelberg! I agree that you don't need a ton of time there but for a honeymoon where we wanted a lot of down time it was perfect. Gorgeous photos! I have a lot of similar ones ;)

Elizabeth said...

What beautiful pictures, it looks like you had a lovely trip! Love your blog, count me as your newest follower!

Cheers, Elizabeth @ The Corner Apartment

Svenja said...

You work at a travel magazine, right?! ;-)

Although all pictures are of course (as usual) fantastic, I loooove the treetop picture!!

happy regards,

Svenja

hayley [see.hay.fly] said...

heidelberg is so charming. very americanized though...but lovely.

Barbara said...

Heidelberg is one of my favourite places in Germany. It's so quaint and charming!

Jess said...

You take BEAUTIFUL photos! Thanks for the comment on my blog! I'm following you!

jess

Jamie said...

Your photos are amazing - so rich and lovely.

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Oh my goodness! This looks so incredibly fabulous! :)

germanamericanabroad said...

Glad you had a great time in Heidelberg! And sunny weather. Aside from having the longest shopping street (2 kilometers and a bit more), it is also believed to have the best weather in Germany! *grin*

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