Monday, August 15, 2011

Ich liebe Heidelberg

I can't believe that August is half way over and there are only 2 weeks of summer left. Yikes my students will be back soon! Yesterday I returned from my holiday in Germany, and have been suffering from the post holiday blues all day. The trip was so amazing; the food, the culture, the weather, and the company. I first visited Germany when I was 14 and then again 6 years ago, so I was super keen to get back and enjoy all the Deutschland has to offer. Our first stop of the trip was Heidelberg. The German grew up less than an hour from the city, so I was really excited to see his home town, meet his family and friends, and tour a region of Germany I have never visited. 

The weather was amazing and a welcomed change from the rain here in Scotland. We were able to enjoy the sunshine because the German's sister-in-law lent us her convertible! It really made the trip so memorable. 

One of my favourite parts of the city was the Old Bridge. There were street musician's playing on the bridge and I was able to get some great photos of the city. 

As the sun started to set the light was perfect for some great shots of the city. 

View of the Castle from the Old Bridge
The German enjoying the view

Heidelberg Castle

The main square

Our hostel was situated right in the centre of town and we enjoyed cappuccino and crossant's for breakfast. Yum!

For dinner we feasted on fresh schnitzel and it was one of my favourite dishes from the week. Paired with a lovely riesling it was the perfect meal! 

For dessert we shared a freshly made apple strudel with fruit and ice cream.

We also tried flammkuchen which translates to  meaning “Flame Cake”. It was fantastic! 

Day 2 in Germany had even better weather than day 1. After our breakfast we climbed to the Heidelberg Castle where again the views of the city did not disappoint. 

We spent the afternoon strolling around the city exploring the shops and then headed to the meadows where we hired a little boat for a cruise on the river. I was happy to be the captain of the boat, even though it only went about 10 miles per hour. 

The German and Me on our boat ride

With all of it's history, culture, food, and wine it's hard not to fall in love with the city of Heidelberg. It was such a beautiful place and I can't wait to go back this Christmas when I will get to experience it in winter. Next on the trip we explored the German wine country, so stay tuned for a post later this week. 

Until next time, I will see you on the internet. 

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