THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES: HEIDELBERG
From a castle fit for royalty to a medieval centre of learning – after leaving Kronberg, your path turns south to Heidelberg. This almost impossibly photogenic town is home to Germany’s oldest university, which welcomed its first students in the 14th century. Its fame rose in the 18th and 19th centuries, when it attracted Romantic poets and young aristocrats taking their traditional ‘Grand Tour’ of Europe.
Seek some poetic inspiration of your own with a walk through the Altstadt. Track down the views captured on canvas by British artist J.W Turner, who painted a series looking towards the Old Bridge and up to the castle. Or view more of the surrounding countryside, with its green woodland and rugged outcrops, on a boat cruise along the Neckar river.