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Heidelberg Travel

Schloss Heidelberg

As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will arrive in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg on Thursday, 20 July, I thought I would finally share photos from my exchange year of Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg or Altes Schloss). Although the Cambridges are unlikely to hike up to visit the Castle ruins, I am sure they will see it …

Heidelberg Munich Travel

Things I learned in Germany

I spent altogether 2 years (less than 12 months each time, however) in Germany, first in Heidelberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg and then in Muenchen, Bayern. My German Professor from my uni in Canada just shared this on her Facebook today and it brought back memories of things I’d almost forgotten (it’s been over a year since I’ve left …

Heidelberg Travel

OBW Report: Dreams Come True

Home Univeristy: Queen’s University Host University: Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg Period of stay: Sept 2008-July 2009 Eleven years ago, I first arrived in Heidelberg on a summery day in June. I was nine then, wasn’t interested in school nor the prospect of going to university – not to mention that I didn’t think I was smart enough …

Heidelberg Travel

Der Ball der Vampire

35th Vampire Ball in Heidelberg Date: Samstag, 21. Februar, 2009 Time: 20.30-3.00 Place: Stadthalle/Kongresshalle (City Hall) Code of dress: Costume (gothic, vampire, etc.) What a night! It was K.’s birthday, and we celebrated it at a ball! This was our first ball (though it was more like a Faschings party, Halloween/Vampire-themed). I had been inside …


Sunday is a Day of Rest

In Germany (or at least in Heidelberg), just about everything is closed on Sundays. Only a handful of cafes remain opened (Starbucks, for example). This explains why Saturday is probably the most crowded day of the week when everyone rushes to the shops and markets to buy the necessities needed for the week[end]. Sunday is …