|Heidelberg seen from the Castle. That's the Church of the Holy Spirit center right.|
|The moat with the mostly ruined castle within|
Then we were off again up the funicular for the concert. What a glorious experience to hear symphonic music in a ruined castle with first the sunset, then the lights of the city gleaming and the castle walls lit up with spotlights. Walking back to our hotel though the darkened city observing lots of young people going out for the evening (their evening was just started), was fun. But we were headed to bed - tomorrow was our last full day of the trip. Next post we drive along the Rhine down to Frankfurt.
|The lower funicular is called the Konigstuhlbahn. It was built in|
1890 and refurbished several times. In 2005 modern sleek
cars were added.
|At the funicular castle stop|
|The castle also hosts a wine tasting and some of the biggest|
wine casks we've ever seen.
|View from the Castle looking up river. The famous Philosopher's Walk is across the way halfway up the hill and along the River.|
|You can see the contrast from the restored section and the ruins|
|The top of the Molkenkurbahn funicular. It was opened in 1907|
with an electric drive which is still used today. It still has
wooden cars, although renovated in 2005.
|The upper funicular machinery|
|We are more than twice as high as the castle here. We were having showers and it was late so we couldn't walk down - too bad!|
|Love this sign near the trolley stop|
|Veal Chop with Mushrooms at Que Restaurant|
|And Scott's scallop dish|
|View from Scott's seat for the first half of the show. I had a chair further in front. No one came to use the seat next to me so Scott|
joined me for the second half.
|The castle walls were illuminated after dark|
|View from our seats.|