One of my friends wanted one last visit to the Altstadt before she moves back to the States this week, so we woke up early and visited downtown on a beautiful Saturday morning.
I recently read that my travel guru, Rick Steves, said NOT to visit Heidelberg. He thinks it's touristy and not that great. Oh Rick, don't write us off yet. I took some pictures of some my favorite little spots in Heidelberg and maybe you can decide for yourself.
After wandering the side streets we came out in the square in front of the Heiliggeistkirche, or Church of the Holy Spirit, where vendors were setting up their booths for the day. It was turning out to be an absolutely beautiful day in Germany. My friend lamented about how sad she was to leave after calling Heidelberg her home for three years. I felt a little sad too. I have to move next month, and although I'm not leaving Germany, there is just something special, something magical, about Heidelberg. There isn't anywhere else like it.
What do you think? Do you think Heidelberg is worth a visit? Should we tell that Rick Steves to go stuff it?