Heidelberg Heritage

Grade 7 Field Trip

Grade 7 students went on a field trip about heritage, where they explored the different traces of heritage, like landmarks or memorials, that they can find in Heidelberg. Each student had a landmark to talk about, and they gave a brief history of the landmark and how it relates to Heidelberg.

They began on the Alte Brücke, where the Heidelberg Schloss and Philosophenweg were visible. 3 students then gave a brief presentation about their respective landmarks.

Somewhere along the trip, they stopped at the Heidelberg university, where presentations were given about the Witch Tower, the University, and the Heidelberg Disputation (Martin Luther).

They then made it to the Kurpfälzisches Museum, where they were given a talk about the Romans, how they relate to Germany, different bits and pieces of pottery, and how they buried the dead. There was even a recreation of what an underground cult base could have looked like in the past.

They eventually found themselves at Bismarckplatz, where a short presentation was given about Bismarck. The students then dispersed for a while to grab a snack.

After a fun time at a Spielplatz, they trekked through the mud and arrived at a WW1 and WW2 memorial, where they respectfully gave their regards to those whose lives were lost during the wars, young and old.

That concludes the field trip, it was really interesting taking a step back in the past, and seeing how people used to live.

text: Grade 7 student

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