Dicker Turm (Schloss), Heidelberg

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#9 of 19 in Historic Sites in Heidelberg
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  • Dicker Turm - The Fat Tower, which was part of the castle's fortifications, was built around 1533 during the reign of Ludwig V. Its name was given due to the seven-meter thickness of the walls. In general, it is a really impressive structure. The height of the tower was 40 m, the thickness of the walls - 7 m, its diameter - 28 m. According to the plan of the creators, the appearance of the tower was to inspire fear and awe in everyone who conceived any unfriendly step. In 1613, Frederick V reconstructed the upper floors of the tower, setting up a kind of theater hall where Shakespeare's plays were staged. Apparently, it was done under the influence of the beloved wife of the English elector at the...
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  • The Schloss is located halfway up the mountain and is very impressive to visit. You also have a nice view over the Altstad and the Neckar
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  • September 2014. This thickness is amazing! It understands well because it is kept in the state of being destroyed. It will be hard to keep it as it is, but I would like to see it when I visit again.
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