I got my acceptance letter yesterday to student teach with the US Dept of Defense in...


I will be teaching fourth grade. I am so excited. I don't really know much else about it, I emailed the principal of the school today to get some more information. From what I have been able to research about Heidelberg, it sounds like a beautiful place. It even has a castle!

Heidelberg Castle

This is what Mark Twain had to say about Heidelberg in his journal in 1878:
"The Castle looks down upon the compact brown-roofed town; and from the town two picturesque old bridges span the river. Now the view broadens; through the gateway of the sentinel headlands you gaze out over the wide Rhine plain, which stretches away, softly and richly tinted, grows gradually and dreamily indistinct, and finally melts imperceptibly into the remote horizon.

I have never enjoyed a view which had such a serene and satisfying charm about it as this one gives."

Random Info:

Heidelberg, one of the most beautiful cities in Germany, is nestled in the heart of the Neckar Valley about 70 miles south of Frankfurt. It is home to vineyards, medieval castles and fortifications.

The city, a longtime haven for tourists, features the famous Heidelberg Castle, built during the sixteenth century. It combines Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles. Another historical landmark is the University of Heidelberg, the oldest university in Germany, dating from 1386.

Serenades, concerts and open-air theater presentations in the Heidelberg Castle courtyard are special treats during the summer months. The castle is also illuminated several times a year, commemorating the battles of the 17th century. Floodlights flank the castle and fireworks explode in the sky above.

A stroll through Heidelberg's old city is a step back in time. Narrow streets lined with houses from various periods, expertly restored to their original condition, provide glimpses into German history and culture. The Heidelberg area has relatively mild weather and snowfall is very limited.



The Geiser Family said...

CONGRATULATIONS! How stinking cool is that. Now you will have to become a regular blogger so that we can enjoy the history, culture and beauty right along with you. I am so excited for you. My family is from Germany -- moved to Russia and then came here... what a great day for you!