After our relaxing day yesterday this morning
we boarded the bus to head out to the fabled town of . Heidelberg is the home of Germany’s oldest
university and the ancient capital of the Palantine. This charming city was a stronghold of the
Protestants beginning as early as 1560.
Overlooking the Neckar River is one of the most impressive landmarks in all
of Germany—the ruins of the Heidelberg Castle.
It is a combination of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque German
architecture and was built beginning in 1214 with clear evidence of the later
additions. We had a guided tour
through this lovely town which included a visit to the Church of the Holy Spirit
break we went to . During a walking tour we saw the biggest
Luther monument marking the place where Martin Luther made his famous “Here I
It was in 1521 that
Luther challenged the entire Roman Catholic world when he declared that unless
he could be proved to be in error from Scripture he could not and would not
recant. It was also in Worms that the
English reformer, William Tyndale, completed the printing of the English
version of the New Testament in 1525.
will returned to Rothenburg and saw the impressive on our way back.