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Heidelberg, Germany - For the Love of Wanderlust
Our last stop on our gorgeous 2014 mother/daughter Alpine Tour was Heidelberg, Germany! We spent most of our visit above the city in the ruins of Heidelberg Castle. Not only is it great to explore this beautiful pink/orange castle, but you also get an absolutely fantastic view of the orange rooftops of Heidelberg and the river. Heidelberg Castle was built in the early 13th century, although it was expanded, destroyed by war and fire, reconstructed and burned again from a lightening strike. The castle has been preserved since the 19th century when a French count saw the importance of preserving this, and lived in part of the abandoned castle to keep watch over the courtyard. This footprint is a bit of a legend. Apparently, the queen was tired of the king always being away, waging wars, etc. so she took a lover- a knight- and one night the king came home early to find the knight in bed with his wife. The knight had no choice but to jump from the window, or the king would have killed him instantly, and when he jumped out the window he made this footprint in the stone! Now, for the really fun part! …