Thursday, April 4, 2013

Heidelberg and Friedberg Sightseeing

Heidelberg  is a city in south-west Germany. The fifth-largest city in the State of Baden-Württemberg after Stuttgart, Mannheim, Karlsruhe and Freiburg im Breisgau, Heidelberg is part of the densely populated Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region. 

In 2011, over 149,000 people lived in the city. Heidelberg lies on the River Neckar in a steep valley in the Odenwald. A former residence of the Electorate of the Palatinate, Heidelberg is the location of Heidelberg University, well known far beyond Germany's borders. Heidelberg is a popular tourist destination due to its romantic and picturesque cityscape, including Heidelberg Castle and the baroque style Old Town.

Altstadt (Old Town)

The Old Town of Heidelberg starts from Sofienstrasse and brings you to the castle. In the middle there is the University Area (the oldest university in Germany), the main shopping street (Hauptstrasse) and it includes to famous Karl-Theodor-Bridge / the Old bridge.

Philosopher's Way (Philosophenweg)

Philosophenweg is the famous path, along the Neckar River has been frequented by numerous famous philosophers throughout history.

Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg)

Construction on this regal castle, the symbolic heart of the city, began in the early 1300s.

Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke)

This beautiful 18th-century bridge connects the two sides of the Neckar River.


Many consider this a must-see if you are in the area. No matter what you believe you will feel upon arrival, that all changes once you walk onto the "stage" and look up at the rows upon rows of stone benches. A historical understanding of this sight is not necessary but does add to the feeling of awe.

Market Square (Marktplatz)

Good shopping and lovely architecture.

German Pharmacy Museum 

The German Pharmacy Museum's collection of over 20.000 objects representing the rich history of medical sciences, especially the history of pharmacy. 

Housed in one of Germany's architectural landmarks, the Heidelberg Castle, our collection is worldwide the largest and finest in existence, spanning two thousand years of pharmacy history. Join our online tour through the exhibition; learn more about the organization and the museums history; have a look at our friends!

Route from Gross Karben to Heidelberg (2h2m)

Friedberg (Friedberg in der Wetterau) is a town and the capital of theWetteraukreis district, in HesseGermany. It is located 16 miles (26 kilometers) north of Frankfurt am Main
In 1966, the town hosted the sixth Hessentag state festival, in 1979 the 19th.

Castle Friedberg (Hessen), Germany



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