Jocelyn and I finally made it to the fireworks display in Heidelberg Germany that happens 3 times a year in June, July and September. We scouted a high vantage point from the Heidelberg Castle ruins to capture a nice foreground of the city at night. What we didn't expect was the beautiful sunset that preceded the fireworks. Also, since sunset happens around 9:45 p.m. in June and the fireworks started at 10:15 p.m. we captured a beautiful night glow.
Heidelberg Fireworks illumination - history comes to life as the illumination recalls the years 1689 and 1693, when the troops of Louis XIV, the French ‘Sun King,’ put the city to the torch and left the castle as a ruin that is famous throughout the world today. Heidelberg Event Website
About Heidelberg - Heidelberg Germany is one of the oldest cities in Germany and is renowned for its baroque old town, lively university atmosphere, excellent pubs and evocative half-ruined castle. You follow in the footsteps of the late 18th and early 19th-century romantics, most notably the poet Goethe. Britain’s William Turner also loved Heidelberg, which inspired him to paint some of his greatest landscapes. After having been all but destroyed by French troops under Louis XIV (1690s), it was built pretty much from scratch during the 18th century. Unlike the vast majority of German cities, it emerged from WWII almost unscathed. Today, Heidelberg is one of Germany’s most romantic cities with heartstopping panoramas.
Lodging - We treated ourselves to luxury on this trip and stayed at the Der Europaische Hof Hotel Europa. It was a little expensive, but the room, indoor and spa was awesome.
Getting Around - Park in one of the garages and walk, everything is pretty close to the center of town.
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