Saturday, January 19, 2008

City of Dreams- Heidelberg

A very famous german folk song says: "Ich hab' mein Herz in Heidelberg verloren" (I've lost my heart in Heidelberg).
Everybody who has ever been to Heidelberg knows exactly what those lyrics mean. Once you've been to Heidelberg, you're heart belongs to Heidelberg. This world famous german city is called the most beautiful city not only by visitors but also by it's residents and I have the honor to call this "city of dreams" my place of birth.

More than 3.5 million tourists visit Heidelberg each year and one of the many tourist attractions is the castle of Heidelberg. The earliest sturctures of the castle were built in AD 1214 but it has been renovated and expanded many times since then. The castle as we see it today has been finished in 1650.

Heidelberg is one of the only cities in Germany that hasn't been destroyed during World War II which means that every house in the old city of Heidelberg has been there for more than 400 years.

Another attraction of Heidelberg is the university which was founded in 1386 and is the oldest german university. Shortly after the university was opened the library of Heidelberg was founded as the first public library in Germany.

Until this day the university plays a major role in Heidelberg. It is known to be a university town throughout Europe and has the highest student population in Germany.
If you ever get a chance to visit this beautiful city, take it. You won't regret it!