Photo du Jour: Under the Rainbow – Heidelberg, Germany

Peterskirche Steeple and Regenbogen - Heidelberg

Our visiting friends and family are both horrified and sympathetic when they learn that our circa 1762 apartment has 87 stairs, and dare I say, no elevator. I argue that the views of the Heidelberg Castle, church steeples and Königstuhl and Heiligenberg hills make the treacherous ascent worthwhile.

Sometimes, following tumultuous activity in the skies above, a splendid Regenbogen will appear in the sky. Last week, Mother Nature gave us not just one, but two rainbows – simultaneously.

Schloss Panorama - Heidelberg

The light illuminating the Altstadt buildings was incredible!

Regenbogen Overhead - Heidelberg, Germany Altstadt

Jesuitenkirche - Heidelberg Altstadt

Schloss overlooking Uniplatz - Heidelberg Castle, Germany

It seemed that the pot of gold was somewhere in the vicinity of the Peterskirche…

Rainbow by Peterskirche - Heidelberg Altstadt

Where in the World?

 

Photography & text © Tricia A. Mitchell. All Rights Reserved.

Why I Adore Heidelberg, Germany: Celebrating Ten Years in the Loveliest of Cities

Ich hab’ mein Herz in Heidelberg verloren, (I Lost My Heart in Heidelberg). So goes a line from a German musical of the same name.

For the past ten years, I have called Heidelberg, Germany home, also falling for this extraordinary place’s charms.

What do I most adore about this graceful city on the Neckar River? Here are just a few things I love about Heidelberg:

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