Monday, May 16, 2011

Heidelberg Castle

Can you believe that construction on this castle began in the beginning of the 13th century? That was a looong time ago and that is a whole lot of rocks to haul. Since castles are built high on a hill, lightning strikes are an extreme possibility. This one was hit hard at least a couple of times. I bet that was loud.
Now, that was a lot of wine! Problem was, it was tax wine and it didn't taste very good because it was all the wines mixed together. Of course, the king had his own private stash. This vat was for everyone else.

The town of Heidelberg is very picturesque. It's even prettier when you hear the church bells.
Scouting out castles can be exhausting.


Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

This is so interesting and your pictures are great! What a fun adventure.

Cindy said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Looks like a great time!