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Our long weekend ended in Heidelberg which is one of our favorite cities so far. After finding our hotel and parking about a half mile away, we stopped for lunch at Cafe Romantic. As it turns out, it wasn't very romantic at all and left disappointed, but we moved on to the bridge and then the castle. We found the funicular train which took us to the caste and explored the castle ...
We got there around 10:30am and there were already plenty of families there who had the same idea. Luckily we arrived just in time for the seal show and they did the usual tricks. But the two six month old pups were just adorable. They were too small to even eat the fish!
Because it's winter, a lot of the animals were moved inside from their outdoor enclosures. We got to see more animals than I expected and I was surprised ...
... although not outstanding.
Really cool and outstanding was my little trip up the castle. I walked down but drove up with a cool lift :-) The castle is absolutely beautiful, a must see. I only had little time so I went to see the pharmacy museum in the castle walls, rather then visiting the castle rooms.
I would have loved to stay longer still am very happy with what I saw. The castle / the ruin of the castle is charming and beautiful.
We then made out way to the palace where we climbed the tower. IT was a good workout.
Once we got up we got a great view of the city and what was left of the fan layout.
We then went down and looked at some of the palace items in the museum and then went for a stroll in the gardens.
Here we saw the greenhouses with lots of tropical gardens. It's pretty cool.
We then took Siobhan to work via the mall. We then made our way ...
... quite a few furniture pieces which were saved from destruction. They included the original throne, sceptre and sword of the Markgraf along with old furniture sets and even an extensive travel beauty case. Sadly photos were forbidden.
We got to walk up to the top of the tower to see the view over the city. The tower also marks the central point of the city which seems to radiate out from the Schloss in all directions. It kind of gives you a sense ...