The Philosophenweg (Philosopher’s Way) in Heidelberg is a path on the opposite side of the Neckar River from Heidelberg Castle and the Altstadt, which was popularly walked by several philosophers and poets, including perhaps most famously, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
“Lang lieb ich dich schon…” ([Heidelberg] Long have I loved you) – Hölderlin
A post dedicated entirely to R’s homemade Wiener Schnitzel, made with flour-coated, pan-fried pork cutlets and egg, and served with mashed potatoes, red sauerkraut, and gravy.
We traveled to Hirschhorn today for the Ritterfest (Knight Festival) where we saw medieval forges, wood-working, rope-making, and combat and tried some local mead and wild boar then climbed to the castle above, which saw combat as recently as 1849.
After, we drove to Heidelberg to watch fireworks at the castle and Old Bridge to commemorate the most recent destruction of the castle.
We tasted a couple local Baden wines tonight in Altstadt (old city) Neckargemünd during a small wine and French gourmet food festival, including a Gewürztraminer Trocken Sekt (dry, sparkling) and a Silvaner. The Gewürztraminer was especially good (for a white).
Afterward, we joined B’s family for a drink at their favorite Kneipe (pub) – a cultural rite of passage. It was a very German evening.