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In May, 2000, and in May, 2002, John and Eleanor Blankenbaker traveled to Germany and Austria to visit villages from which our Germanna ancestors immigrated.  This page contains photos taken in Heidelberg, Germany.
(Each photo is labeled for the month & year it was taken.)
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(Photos of German and Austrian Villages, Copyright © 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 John BLANKENBAKER.)
(Photos of German and Austrian Villages Web Pages, Copyright © 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 George W. DURMAN.)


(While we allow downloading of these pictures for your enjoyment, and for personal genealogical uses, they are copyrighted material and commercial use of them is FORBIDDEN.)

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Photos of Heidelberg, Germany


Heidelberg
Castle
Ruins
Heidelberg Ruins
(May, 2000)

A part of Heidelberg Castle that is in ruins. A little work will be needed before you move in.

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Heidelberg
Castle in
Daylight
Heidelberg Castle in Daylingt
(May, 2000)

Heidelberg Castle has never been the same since the French came for a visit in the late Seventeenth Century.

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Heidelberg Castle
at
Night
Heidelberg at Night
(May, 2000)

Heidelberg Castle is lighted at night to the great joy of the tourists and inhabitants.

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View of Town
from Heidelberg
Castle
View from Castle
(May, 2000)

This is the old city of Heidelberg as seen from the castle. It gets crowded down there when the tourists hit the town. The Neckar River flows from the right, diagonally to the middle. Many of our people would have had a view from the river as they passed by, except that the city was being rebuilt after being burned down by the French. In the distance is Mannheim, where the Neckar flows into the Rhine River.

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"Small" Wine Vat
at Heidelberg
Castle
Small Wine Vat
(May, 2000)

The Germans call the wine vat in the background the Kleine, or small, one. (They sometimes exaggerate.) (I suppose the one to the right would be called the "wee" or "tiny" one?)

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"Large" Wine Vat
at Heidelberg
Castle
Large Wine Vat
(May, 2000)

The small wine vat above was called small by comparison to this one. This wine vat is bigger than some of the ships bringing our ancestors to America!

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City of Heidelberg
and Castle
City of Heidelberg and Castle

This is a view of the city of Heidelberg with the Castle in the background.  There are 4 different sizes of this photo.  Click on whichever size you can view best on your monitor.  The largest one, 1600 x 1200, has the best resolution and definition; it was the original and the others were made by reducing its size, which made the smaller ones less sharp (fuzzier); if you want to print the photo, download the 1600 x 1200 file and print to fit the size paper you are using.

(This photo was not taken by John & Eleanor, but it is such a great shot of Heidelberg I though it belonged with their pictures.)

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NOTE !!!!!  About Copyrights of Photos.

(Photos of German and Austrian Villages, Copyright © 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 John BLANKENBAKER.)
(Photos of German and Austrian Villages Web Pages, Copyright © 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 George W. DURMAN.)
(While we allow downloading of these pictures for your enjoyment, and for personal genealogical uses, they are copyrighted material and commercial use of them is FORBIDDEN.)

(If you find errors on this page, please email me.)

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Aufkirchen   (2002)

Bergnerzell   (2002)

Beyerberg   (2002)

Falkenstein   (2002)

Fellinghausen   (2000)

Frankenhofen   (2002)

Freudenberg   (2000)

Gemmingen   (2000)

Gresten (Austria)   (2000 & 2002)

Guttenberg Castle   (2000)

Haundorf   (2002)

Heidelberg   (2000)

Hüffenhardt   (2000)

Illenschwang   (2000)

Illenschwang   (2002)

Kettenbach   (2000)

Klings   (2002)

Kühnhardt   (2002)

Lambsheim   (2002)

Marienthal   (2002)

Mosbach   (2002)

Neuenbürg   (2000)

Oberfischbach (2000)

Obermichelbach (2002)

Ötisheim   (2000)

Rödgen   (2000)

Schwaigern   (2000)

Seiderzell   (2002)

Siegen   (2000)

Sulzfeld/Ravensburg   (2000)

Stetten   (2002)

Trupbach   (2000)

Waldbach   (2002)

Zaberfeld   (2002)


Gaar Family Villages   (2002) Utz Family Villages   (2002) Map of 2nd Colony
Villages in Germany (2000)

[Germany and Austria Photo Gallery]