Tuesday Traveler: Heidelberg, Germany

by Chris on July 23, 2013

Otherwise known as “the moment I fell in love with Europe.” Believe me–the list of beautiful places grew with each stop, but this is where it began. Heidelberg made us gasp. We. loved. it. I think it had something to do with the time of day we arrived. I just feel like the view anywhere is always prettiest toward the evening. But that’s just me. Here we go!

1. We saw the largest wine barrel in the world. I have a LOT of friends who would like to have this in their home. Since I’m not much of a drinker, I would prefer a chocolate milk barrel, but this was really impressive! world's largest wine barrel

2. I want to get married at Heidelberg castle.

Heidelberg Castle

Castle wall

Picture my groom in my best friend’s place. Go ahead! I keep doing it.

Girls castle

And while you’re doing that, you might as well picture me looking like this. I am.

lace wedding dress


3. I frolicked in the hills of Heidelberg at dusk. Sounds romantic, eh? Let’s imagine it was–instead of the awkwardness that really happened.

Wheat field

4. I’ve decided that any place with cobblestone streets and outdoor umbrellas is where I want to sit for hours.  The rolling hills and castle view don’t hurt.

Heidelberg view

4.5. Especially if it includes these yummies…

Beer and dessert

5. Apparently, I’m a “bar person” when the bars look like this.

German bar

And how ’bout a couple more for good measure…

River view

Heidelberg Panorama



Amanda @ Serenity Now July 23, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Great shots!!! Heidelberg is one of my faves too. :)

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos July 23, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Beautiful!! We were in Germany in June. Didn’t make it to Heidelberg, but loved all the places we visited. I just posted pics today from Berlin. I’m generally more of a wine drinker, but in Germany I did my fair share of beer drinking! When in Rome…. :)

Melonie July 23, 2013 at 4:47 pm

We visited Heidelberg last fall and it’s one of my favorite places. We got to see all of the trees changing colors. Thanks for sharing the photos it reminded me how much I loved it.

ValenzMom a/k/a Helen July 23, 2013 at 4:47 pm

When you were frolicking in that meadow, I want to know if you were also singing “The hills are alive with the sound of music…..” at the top of your lungs. Ha, ha, ha! Seriously though, all those pics are amazing! Including that gorgeous girl (who I am secretly jealous of in that stunning dress). Can’t wait for more pics!

Tanja July 23, 2013 at 6:23 pm

I was born in Heidleberg and would love to someday visit! It’s a beautiful place!!

Connie Lenden July 23, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Chris – Beautiful pictures and gorgeous sites. So glad you had the time for your trip!
Thanks for a peek at these fabulous countries. Truly enjoyed this post!!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} July 24, 2013 at 11:21 am

What I wouldn’t give to be there. Such an amazing trip! Love these recaps.

Mandy Hank July 25, 2013 at 3:22 pm

What an awesome, awesome place- I would have taken pictures all day long :) Thank you so much for sharing your trip with us !!

Mandy @ The Hankful House Blog

Joy July 27, 2013 at 12:59 pm

HA! I loved this post. I have wanted to travel to Germany for a long time and this gave me a nice taste. Plus… you’re awesome. So funny. :) Thanks!

Chris August 7, 2013 at 8:13 pm

Ha! I always say, “If you think I’m funny, that must make you funny too.” :) Thank you, Joy!

Rebecca July 29, 2013 at 4:47 pm

The American high school in Heidelberg closed its doors this past June, but many a prom were held in that castle. Can you imagine?? Such a gorgeous city.

Chris August 7, 2013 at 8:12 pm

No, I can’t imagine! Mine was held in an auditorium. :)

simone July 31, 2013 at 2:09 am

You have captured the essence of HD-lovely pics. I just moved from there a few months ago.

Chris August 7, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Oh I’m so glad! It’s tricky when you’re there for such a short time. I want to do it justice, but it’s impossible! Loved it there!

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