#5 in Best Places to Visit in Germany - Due to the wars in the 17th century, Heidelberg did not get off easy, as much of the city was damaged. It was rebuilt in the 18th century.
Heidelberg Germany Attractions
Heidelberg is located in the southwest of Germany and has the oldest university in Germany on its soil. The Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg) used to be inhabited but once lightning struck and destroyed much of it in 1764, it has since been a goal simply to preserve the ruins. It is a great sight to see, located on a hill 300 feet above Heidelberg. Other attractions include Church of the Holy Spirit, Castle Road, Neuburg Abbey and Heiligenberg.