You enter the castle complex through the typical defensible gates.that open out into multiple courtyards
Ultimately you end up in a larger open space
where you can inspect the semi restored walls and frontages.
If you have the telephoto you can also get close-up and personal with some of the statuary.
The river you see by the way is the Neckar, a smaller tributary of the Rhine.
We retraced our steps back through the castle courts and boarded our coach for a short trip back down the hill. We were dropped off near the market square with our guide.
The castle was now just an omnipresence looming above us.
In the old city we examined the requisite squares lined with cafes
and of course did our religious duty in a church or two.
Monuments abound in these ancient city centers