Mark Twain: When in doubt, tell the truth!
Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all:
The conscientious historian will correct these defects.
There are dozens of stories about Germany’s most famous ruins – the Heidelberg Castle. But it took the sharp wit and incorruptible instinct of American author Mark Twain, who visitedHeidelberg in 1878, to find the truth behind all this folklore and historians’ quibbles.
Did you know that the famous “Heidelberg Tun” originally was a tank for 50.000 gallons of German high-quality cream? No?!
Then come along with Mr. Twain on a guided tour through the castle’s park and courtyard, see that famous vat and learn on your way everything you always wanted to know about the ruin, its former residents and Germany with its awful German language in general. Don’t expect him to repeat the tedious doctrines of yesterday. He’ll give you concise overview on the current state of research – his research!
According right to his motto: Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.