Antique print dated 1895.
The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.
In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.
Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a
gold frame, your choice. RtW.77.
Entitled – Heidelberg. The Castle of Heidelberg.
Below the picture an inscription reads:
Heidelberg. – Leaving Schaffhausen we enter Germany, and travel over the system of the Baden State Railway to Heidelberg in about seven hours.
This town, which has belonged to the Grand Duchy of Baden since 1802, contains 32,000 inhabitants, and forms the key to the mountain valley of the Neckar, which here opens into the plain of the Rhine.
The Castle Hill leaves but little space between its base and the River Neckar for the further expansion of the town, which, apart from the new quarters near the station and at Neuenheim, consists of the Haupt-Strasse, a street about a mile and a half long, with a few unimportant cross and parallel branches.
On the north side flows the Neckar.
To the south of the town, extending from the station along the Leopold-Strasse, runs the Anlage, or public promenade, planted with trees and containing modern hotels and handsome houses.
Turning to the left at the choir of St. Peter’s Church, at the east of the Anlage, one reaches the Ludwigs-Platz, with the University buildings, which date from 1711.
The University Library contains 400,000 books and 3,000 manuscripts, and is established in a separate building.
The Castle is situated on the Jettenbuhl, a wooded spur of the Konigsstuhl, 640ft. high.
It was founded by Count Palatine Rudolph I., in 1294.
On October 24th, 1688, the town and Castle capitulated to Count Melac, the French general, who spent the winter there, but prepared to evacuate the place on hearing of the approach of the German armies.
The Count then blew up the fortifications and set part of the town on fire.
The Castle was rebuilt thirty or forty years later, but was struck by lightning in 1764, and reduced to its present ruinous condition.
This is considered the finest ruin in Germany, the walls in many places being 21ft. thick.
In the cellar is the famous Heidelberg Tun, which holds 49,000 gallons.
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