ShreiderMark Twain and his family came to Heidelburg & the Hotel Shreider for a day in 1978 and stayed for 3 months., on Bismark Platz, right in the middle of town. After lunch, we drove up to the Castle and saw the “Grosse Fosse” – largest barrel in the world. Walked around the terraces & thru the museum. Much of the castle is in ruins The castle was not a WWII casualty but rather destroyed by a fire caused by a lightning strike in 1537 and during the 30 years war in the late 1600's.and was rather depressing – to me.
Herr & Fraulein Helbig, Franz’s parentsFrank was a foreign exchange student that Allen, Jeannette & Bill hosted for a year. He has remained lifelong friends of the family., came to the hotel at 6. They were very attractive & could both speak some English – so we were all very gay & friendly. They & the Early’s exchanged gifts.
University Founded in 1387, Heidelberg is Germany's oldest university– very old. It was small & crowded but lots of fun. Harry & I left the others & rode back to the hotel on a trolley.