Here is one of the first views that you will see after you get off of that vertical train. (I should have taken a picture of the inside of it as you go up stairs in the train!) As you walk along you finally realize that you are way up on the mountain side.
This bridge is on just about every Heidelberg postcard out there. It is really amazing seeing it in person after seeing it on postcards!!
Here you can see part of the castle ruins.
The figures built into the side of the walls are simply amazing.
This is where they were doing some reconstruction.
Is this not amazing? Just look at the different sections and how old the stone looks. Plus the (what would you call it?) carved stone banister, oh the time that it took to do all of that work!
The next few pictures show how far down it goes
Look at the house which was pretty big just by itself with the connecting bridge to the castle, perhaps a gatekeeper?
You can really see how thick these walls are here.
So are you impressed? Just these few pictures would make you think....this is a really big castle. But wait! This is only a teeny tiny section of it! I'll have more in another post which is even more impressive and really makes you wonder....how in the world did they heat the thing!!!!