I think this should get me through the winter!
The people in this photo should give you some idea of the size
You could go up this spiral staircase and walk around the barrel. I think you could go underneath, but I didn't. I was losing our group again, and I wanted to get a shot of Elector Carl Philipp, court jester Perkeo. He entertained court society with his jokes and frequent puns. His ability to drink is legendary and is the subject of many an anecdote. As a painted wooden figure, Perkeo still has an eye on the Great Barrel today.
This is Perkeo
They had a wine bar, but we didn't have time for tasting any here
And I'm leaving you here for a bit with a shot of the Portcullis - don't want to get caught under that!
After this we went back outside for some more scenic views, which I shared earlier, and then we headed back to the buses.
They took us back into the City of Heidelberg itself and dropped us off by the lock I posted earlier. From there we had a walking tour of the town
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