One of the things we love about this area of southern Germany are the castle ruins scattered over the countryside. For the most part, the original ones were built somewhere in the 11th and 12th centuries, and were destroyed in the Thirty Years War, which trampled over this region like a rampaging herd of dinosaurs repeatedly in the 17th century. We’ve been driving around, checking them out in the incredibly cold mist we’ve been having every day lately. Of course, this means our seven year old is completely over castles now it seems. *sigh*
St Michael’s Monastery
The above is not actually a castle but someone’s house, directly below Heidelberg Castle.
Heidelberg Schloss (Castle)
Dilsberg Altstadt (old city) and Castle
I particularly like the sneaky storage box and wheely bin in this picture.