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HEIDELBERG

The headquarters of U.S. Army in Europe

The home of Germany's oldest University

This "S-Printing Horse" made of stainless steel and

aluminum, which is 13 meters (43 ft) high, 15 meters (49 ft) long

and weighs 90 tons, is the largest horse sculpture in the world.

The brass monkey statue -- The monkey carries a brass

disk that one must rub for good luck.  Also, the head

of the statue is hollow, and placing your own head

inside it is worth double good luck.

Entrance to the Old Town on the Old Bridge

Heidelberg Castle, along with the city, were first destroyed

by Tilly's troops in 1622. The castle was rebuilt by

Karl-Ludwig. The castle was destroyed a second and final

time during the War of Succession, in 1693.

Heidelberg Castle's Courtyard

Heidelberg Castle's Courtyard

Around Heidelberg Castle

View of Heidelberg from Heidelberg Castle

Heidelberg in 1620

Fountain on the huge estate of  Heidelberg Castle

The cellar of Heidelberg Castle contains the famed

Heidelberg Tun, a wine vat with a capacity of 220,017 liters

(58,124 gallons).  The present day barrel was constructed in

1751 from 130 oak tree trunks, It is 8.5 meters (28 ft)

across and 7 meters (23 ft) high with a dance floor on top

It was built under Karl Theodor, a baroque plaque bears his

initials.  One of our U.S. presidents, Thomas Jefferson, was

there to witness and also measure the size of the vat.

The Great Vat in 1751

Uphill walk thru tunnel to Heidelberg Castle

Another tunnel at Heidleberg Castle