Summer Excursion Heidelberg June 2023
In beautiful weather, this year's graduation trip took us to one of the most beautiful cities in Germany, Heidelberg. First, we went to the famous castle ruin. From here we enjoyed the fantastic view of Heidelberg and the Neckar valley.
And of course, we took a look at the famous big barrel, one of the largest wine barrels in the world. The diminutive Perkeo, whose real name was Clemens Pankert, was courtier and cupbearer to the Elector. According to legend, he was able to drink 15 double bottles of Rhine Wine. This strength enabled him to empty the whole barrel, which held 200,000 liters of wine. Harmful to health? He is said to have died from a glass of water...
We took the traditional mountain railroad back to the city, where city guides showed us beautiful alleys, squares, and sights, and introduced us to the Romantic period in Heidelberg.
Part of the city tour was of course to enjoy the very beautiful view from the Old Bridge, which was rebuilt after many destructions after the war.
Afterwards, we first strengthened ourselves in a stylish, centrally located restaurant "Hackteufel" before we visited the Ruprecht-Karls University, founded in 1386, Germany's oldest university and one of the strongest in research in Europe. In the beautiful old auditorium, we listened to a lecture about the history of the university and its great scholars.
We also had the opportunity to visit the first “Karzer” (arrest cell in universities), which dates back to the 15th century.
After that it was time for a stroll until we drove back to Frankfurt with many new impressions.
We have all lost our hearts in Heidelberg!
(Inspired by a hit from the year 1925)