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Unter Rittern - die Tiefburg in Handschuhsheim

Digitales HAIlight!

Freitag, 24. Juli 2020

Die Juli-Ausgabe des HAIlights findet wegen der Corona-Maßnahmen erneut im digitalen Video-Format statt. Um diesmal auch HAI-Mitglieder anzusprechen, die teils lange kein Deutsch mehr gesprochen haben, wird das HAIlight im Juli erstmals in englischer Sprache stattfinden. Dies bietet sich an, da die Führung in der Tiefburg Handschuhsheim von der englischen Muttersprachlerin Beverley Mühlbauer angeboten wird. Für diejenigen von Ihnen, die sich mit der deutschen Sprache wohler fühlen: das nächste HAIlight im August wird wieder auf Deutsch stattfinden.

We are pleased to feature our first English speaking HAIlight. HAIlight is a local event series for our alumnae and alumni that takes place in and around Heidelberg every last Friday of the month. Due to the corona crisis we are not able to host our monthly HAIlight events as usual. Thus we decided to offer the HAIlight an alternative format: virtual video tours and interviews. In order to also reach our international alumnae and alumni, we provide the upcoming HAIlight in English.

In July 2020, we invite you to discover our digital video tour of the Tiefburg castle in Heidelberg with the English-speaking tour guide Beverley Mühlbauer. The Tiefburg ("low castle") in the centre of the Heidelberg district of Handschuhsheim gets its name from its geographical location. In contrast to high castles built on the crown of a hill, it is situated in the lowland. As a moated castle, it once had a deep moat filled with water from a nearby millstream (Mühlbach) to protect the castle. It is not known when exactly the Tiefburg was built or by whom, but it is assumed that it originates in the 12th century. The knights of Handschuhsheim who lived in the Tiefburg were initially unfree knights, known as ministeriales, in the service of the Abbey of Lorsch. The dynasty died out in 1600, when a 16-year-old knight died from injuries sustained in a duel. Through inheritance, the Tiefburg became the property of the Barons of Helmstatt. In 1770, the remains of an entombed knight were found in a sealed niche. It is not known whether this entombment was a punishment or a special form of burial. In the Thirty Years' War, the Tiefburg was badly damaged and got restored in the years 1910 to 1913. Since 1950, the Tiefburg belongs to the city of Heidelberg and the district society of Handschuhsheim took over the administration. Today the Tiefburg is a well-preserved ruin that raises a medieval atmosphere among its visitors. Various events take place in the castle ruin, including the annual fair and Christmas market.

The digital HAIlight will take place on Friday, 29 May 2020 at 6:00 pm (Berlin time zone). The number of participants is unlimited - you don't need to register in advance. The video tour will take approx. 45mins and will be available via the following link: https://qr1.at/6igm8v.
If you call up the link before the date of publication, it will redirect you to a brochure about the medieval centre of Handschuhsheim.
In case you miss the event on July 24, the video will be available to you until Sunday night, July 26.

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