Thursday, June 28, 2012
Day 11: Heidelberg Today we were in Heidelberg, which is known by some as a tourist trap. I thought it was very interesting. We went to a piano recital at the University of Heidelberg in a chapel. We heard pieces by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, and more. The pianist was very accomplished, but "sturdy" in his technique. Mark Twain was suffering from writers block and visited H. He finished Huckleberry Finn here. It seems that many famous people came to this town to complete or recover from something. We saw the largest wine barrel in the world, which contained the worst wine in the world! Not only were peasants required to pay large amounts of money in taxes, they were also required to give a part of their grape harvest.....of course they gave their worst grapes, hence ..... We also heard the shortest legend in the world: A lord asked a lady to be his bride. She turned him down and ......he lived happily ever after!