Germany Pictures

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

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A church in Heidelberg.


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One of three pics of Heiliggeistkirche, or the Church of the Holy Ghost.


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Another picture of Heiliggeistkirche.


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The last picture of Heiliggeistkirche.


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The Haus zum Ritter, or House of Ritter, was built in 1592 and now houses a luxury hotel and restaurant.


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The Alstadt, or Old Town, of Heidelberg.


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The Rathaus (Town Hall) in the Marketplatz (Market Square) is from the 18th century but was rebuilt in 1908. The Marketplatz was the site of executions and the burning of witches and heretics.


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The Marketplatz of Heidelberg.


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Heidelberg castle from the village street.


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Hercules fountain in Heidelberg.


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Heidelberg castle


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Entrance to Heidelberg Castle.


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Entrance to Heidelberg Castle.


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Etched on the wall on the way in to Heidelberg Castle.


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Garden over the side of the walkway going in to Heidelberg Castle.


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The little vat, which holds 22,000 liters of wine. The big vat holds over 220,000 liters, but the photos didn't come out.


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Views from the outside castle wall.


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A model of Heidelberg Castle in its heyday.


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A model of Heidelberg Castle today.


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This section is a wall from the English addition to the castle.


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The moat. The walls around the moat were built 20 meters high.


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This was a fortification (the turret) but was converted to a Shakespearian theatre for the Prince Elector's (Frederick IV) English wife, Elizabeth Stewart.


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This wall was constructed outside the moat. The shelf near the base was placed there so the English wife could plant her gardens.


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Heidelberg castle's courtyard.


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A statue of Frederick IV that was formerly outside.


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The Heidelberg castle's chapel.