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Heidelberg Castle (Heidelberger Schloss)

Heidelberg Castle is a famous ruin in Germany and landmark of Heidelberg. The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps.
The castle has only been partially rebuilt since its demolition in the 17th and 18th centuries. It is located 80 metres (260 ft) up the northern part of the Königstuhl hillside, and thereby dominates the view of the old downtown. It is served by an intermediate station on the Heidelberger Bergbahn funicular railway that runs from Heidelberg's Kornmarkt to the summit of the Königstuhl.
The earliest castle structure was built before AD 1214 and later expanded into 2 castles circa 1294; however, in 1537, a lightning-bolt destroyed the upper castle. The present structures had been expanded by 1650, before damage by later wars and fires. In 1764, another lightning-bolt destroyed some rebuilt sections.

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Ann Cleeves11-Jul-2013 00:23
A different view of this castle to most photos, and a really lovely one.
Ken Duckert07-Jul-2013 16:44
Despite its state as a ruin, it still projects considerable majesty and grandeur. Superb job framing it.
Gill Kopy02-Jul-2013 02:27
Lovely - such a beautiful POV V
Carol Rollins02-Jul-2013 01:03
This is so beautifully composed and naturally framed. ~
Tom LeRoy01-Jul-2013 12:20
Superbly framed composition with this perfect view of the castle! V
Stephanie30-Jun-2013 19:56
Beautifully framed and composed image Jose V
Jim Coffman30-Jun-2013 19:55
Well composed and captured,Jose!!
Anitta30-Jun-2013 19:03
Love your framing, superb! Great image! V
janescottcumming30-Jun-2013 18:58
Framed to perfection Jose. Nicely done! V
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