Sunday, January 31, 2016

En route from Heidelberg to Eberbach

We bid a fond farewell to Heidelberg. We are no longer on the Rhine river but are biking 33 miles along the Neckar to Eberbach.

Good bye Heidelberg Castle

On the way, we encountered a small village built into the side of the hills.  I'm sorry I don't know the name.

When I say built into the side of the hills, I mean the roads zig-zagged to and fro in front of and behind the houses and shops.  The front doors would be on one level and the back door would be on the second floor.  The roads were so steep that half way up we had to abandon our bikes and continue on foot.  I couldn't imagine living in such a place.  The people there must have basketballs for calves.
Neckar River

Our boat floating below.

On the edge of the village was an old church.  I don't know it's age but judging from the Gothic arches I could say later Medieval.

The church was different from other churches in that it had painting on the walls. I deduce this church was older than the others we had previously seen.

As an organist I find these small self-contained organs fascinating.  I would have liked to play on it or look inside the box and see how it functioned.

These are the tombs of ladies and knights gone by.

From our cabin on the boat.

Back on the boat and on to our final stop:  Eberbach which I will present next time.


  1. More wonderful pictures Sharon.

    It is great that you were able to accomplish so much of your trip via bicycle.

  2. It's wonderful to see where you have been. Thank you for taking us along via the pictures and comments.

    1. Hi Phyllis! You're very welcome. I'm glad as well that I get to relive the experience.

  3. Oh, lovely, Sharon! I can't believe that the trip is coming to an end. You know, I could sit in those churches for hours and just contemplate. It's so shivery to wonder about the numbers of people who worshiped there over the centuries and what was going on at the time.

    Thanks again for sharing!

    1. Hi Cleopatra! I know exactly what you mean. What an awesome experience to worship in such churches! Have a great week!


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