Meine Lieblingsstadt Posted by Transparent Language on Jan 25, 2009 in Uncategorized
Grüß Gott! Wie Geht’s?
Since I wrote about the Schwäbisch dialect in my last Post, it seemed appropriate to talk about one of the cities located in der Gegend historically known as Swabia. Diese Stadt – meine Lieblingsstadt — is called Heidelberg. Founded in the 12th century, it is nestled in dem Odenwald in Baden-Württemberg. The oldest university (the Ruprecht-Karl Universität) in Germany was established there in 1386, by Rupert I of Wittelsbach. He built it on the model of the University of Paris.
When you walk around the Altstadt, look up to your right! What you will see is the beautiful 13th century castle, das Heidelberger Schloss. Although, the castle is very romantic, what really made an impression on me was “das Große Fass” located in the Schlosskeller, wine cellar. This wine barrel is so gigantic that you can actually climb on top of it. Build in 1751; it has the capacity to hold about 220,000 liters. It is believed to have been filled with wine only 3 times.
Ich erinnere mich noch an die schöne Aussicht, I must have been about 8 or 9 years old. There I stood, auf der Brücke, near the Schloss, in the distance you could see the river meandering through diese wunderschöne Stadt – the Neckar River — breathtaking! Unvergesslich!
I hope that someday you too will have the opportunity to visit this romantic city. In the mean time, if you’d like more information on the Heidelberger Schloss, click here:
- Wie geht’s? – How’s it going?
- Die Gegend – The region
- Meine Lieblingsstadt – My favorite city
- Altstadt – Old part of town
- Ich erinnere mich noch an die schöne Aussicht – I still remember the beautiful view
- Auf der Brücke – On the bridge
- Das Schloss – The castle
- Diese wunderschöne Stadt – This beautiful city
- Unvergesslich – Unforgettable
Macht’s gut und bis bald,
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