There is so much to explore.
Heidelberg Palace has moved the human spirit with its diverse facets for many centuries. The old structures are protected, but new construction is also performed, with care. Some animals who have taken up residence here are under protection.
During the Nine Years' War, French troops ravaged the Electoral Palatinate and neighboring areas. Heidelberg Palace was destroyed twice.
The "Heidelberg Catechism" was created in 1563, commissioned by Prince-Elector Friedrich III, and is the confessional document of the Reformed church.
In 1613, Prince-Elector Friedrich V von der Pfalz married Elizabeth Stuart in London. Their marriage of convenience is said to have grown into true love.
Artists discovered the picturesque ruins in the 19th century. Heidelberg Palace has since been a symbol of Romanticism.
Preservation or restoration? This question ignited around the reconstruction of Heidelberg Palace circa 1900.
As of 2012, visitors from across the globe are greeted in a modern visitor center. The center is the first new structure on palace grounds in 400 years.
Every year, palace guides reveal the history of this land to guests from across the globe.
Heidelberg Palace offers habitat for wild palace residents. Toads, newts and bats are protected at Heidelberg Palace.
Since the 19th century, Heidelberg Palace has played host to very special guests: palace structures offer a suitable habitat.
Heidelberg Palace hides a singularity from the Paleozoic period. This geological outcrop was named "2016 Geotope of the Year."
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