Heidelberg Castle Illumination

Three times every summer, Heidelberg Castle is lit with fireworks to commemorate the near destruction of the city and castle by French General Ezéchiel de Mélac in 1693. Last year we saw the fireworks from a boat on the river, but this year we took a place with friends on the riverbank to watch. Mikey played with his new crush, the daughter of a family who just moved here. She is only a few days younger than him and they had a blast playing together by the river and clapping at the fireworks.

Photos taken by my lovely husband, while I supervised 2 year olds playing on the river bank.

We’re having a relaxing Sunday, attempting to hide away from the heat and humidity. My poor vegetable garden doesn’t like it either. Hope you’re all having a great weekend too.


  1. Wow great pics!! We are going on the boat ride with the 4 castle illumination so now I am super excited! Thanks for sharing!
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  2. Great photos (as usual). We like to do the boat ride in Sept for the last illumination (it’s cool by then!). We might do the 4 castle again this year, but we’re not sure as that’s the day we’re doing Indy’s b-day party and I’m afraid I’ll be too tired.
    Hey, is that your hubby wearing a trench and hat in that b&w commercial? Mr. HH says it is and it DOES look like him.
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    • The vigilance commercial? Yep that’s him, ha! He’s “the face” of the whole thing, the joy of working with broadcasters I guess.

      We were going to do the one in Sept like we did last year because it’s the day before my birthday, but hubby will be gone for the month, so I’ll probably be in England visiting family.

      We haven’t done the 4 castle one yet, not sure if Mikey would want to sit still for that long on the boat.
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      • Yes! The vigilance commercial! That’s too funny. Dh has been telling me for weeks that it is your dh, but I never saw it (or paid attention, I guess) until last night when it came on and dh was yelling at me to watch it.
        The 4 castle is loads of fun. You are on the boat for a long time though. Our boat left the dock at 8pm and didn’t get back until just after midnight. It was on Indy’s birthday last year and when he got to meet Gen. Ham. He wants to do it again this year, but I don’t think I’ll be up for it after the party.
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