ERASMUS STORY: HEIDELBERG

“YOU HAVE TO LEAVE YOUR COUNTRY TO FIND ALL GOOD THING YOU HAVE AT HOME”

Semesterticket that enables students to travel all over  Hessen was the main reason why most of the Erasmus students spent the first Saturday exploring the city of Heidelberg, which is located 200 kilometers southern in a German state Baden-Wüttermberg.

It was the first time ever that I didn’t plan my trip in advanced and I for sure didn’t expect that I would be so impressed. But i completely fall in love with it a few weeks later when I was heading home from an event called Solidarität für Ekvador and I saw  a castle on a hill in a moonlight.

Heidelberg really has everything! Barock city center and a river Nectar, red ruins of the castle are just cherries on top!

Heidelberg is an excellent choice for a one-day trip, but even if you stay longer there is plenty of stuff to do and see. During my stay in Germany I went there on multiple occasion, hike to the castle, enjoy the view over the old town and the Charles Theodor Bridge, have a short break (a.k.a. a beer) on the town square or just wander around Philosopher path.

And spending my time in castle’s garden contributed to Goethe. Here I could say I read his work sitting on a bench near his statue, I could say I read originals in the German language (hahaha), but the truth is I was more interested in people than around me in German literature.

But now I agree with Goethe who once said: “You have to leave your country to find all good thing you have at home”.


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