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  English Building and Thick Tower
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      English Building and Thick Tower
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  • Remnants of the Library Building - Heidelberg
      Remnants of the Library Building
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      Stairs into the English Building
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When Prince Elector Friedrich V married Elisabeth Stuart of England, he had built English Building and Elisabeth Gate for her early 17th century. The English Building was destroyed during the War of the Great Alliance and never rebuilt thereafter. On its left (northern) side the Thick Tower served as a bastion. It has a diameter of 28 m and a wall thickness of 7 m!
During the heydays of the castle, the upper floor of the tower housed a theatre for Elisabeth Stuart.

Photo 1: English Building and the Thick Tower,
Photo 2: the remnants of the Library Building,
Photo 3: stair entrance to the English Building, which we will enter, but then turn right (to the east) into the Hall of Mirrors and the former Women's Quarter.

© Ingrid D., 2006; update Sept. 2013: wording only.

Address: Schlosshof 1, 69117 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 654429
Website: http://www.schloss-heidelberg.de/

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