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travel42 Port Guide: Heidelberg

Heidelberg travel42 Port of Call Guide

Just 58 mi/94 km south of Frankfurt and set among lovely tree-covered hills along the Neckar River, Heidelberg is one of Germany's most romantic cities.

It was the political center of the Lower Palatinate, but in the late 17th century the French King Louis XIV sacked it two times. The town was rebuilt in the baroque style that you see today.

During World War II, Heidelberg was not significantly damaged by Allied bombing, one reason it became the headquarters of the American forces in Europ...

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