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From: Heidelberg Castle - Schloss Heidelberg


Take time to walk around the castle perimeter. (You can even walk in parts of the moat.)

This photo shows an old tower in the moat that was destroyed by Louis XIV's troops in 1693 during the Palatinate's War of Succession. The tower, built in 1640, was used for storage of gunpowder, and its walls were so thick that the tower split in two instead of disintegrating when French soldiers tried to blow it up.

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