Rizal’s Heritage Trail In Germany

It has been said that traveling gives a man knowledge that school cannot teach. Rizal believed that through traveling he will be able to learn more and thus share more to his beloved Filipinos. In 1886, Rizal started  his sojourn in Germany at the University of Heidelberg Eye Clinic as an assistant physician for the world renowned ophthalmologist at the time, Dr. Otto Becker. After 6 months, Dr. Jose Rizal began his travel to Germany. His journey covered numerous historic towns and cities, such as Mannheim, Mainz, Ruedesheim, Bingen, Koblenz, Bonn, Cologne, Frankfurt/Main, Erfurt, Leipzig, Dresden, Potsdam, and Berlin.

Dr. Jose Rizal’s extensive travel to Germany greatly influenced his masterpieces, ”Noli Me Tangere” and “El Filibusterismo“.

statue of rizal at wilhelmsfeld

The statue of Dr. Jose Rizal at Wilhelmsfeld was  Sculpted by Prof. Anastacio Caedo. The statue was unveiled on September 2, 1978. He stayed at the house of Pastor Karl Ullmer, where Dr.  Rizal  had written the last chapters  of his immortal novel “Noli Me Tangere“.

residence of pastor karl ulmer at wilhelmsfeld

 

Rizal’s Heritage Trail in Germany

Heidelberg
Wilhelmsfeld
Mannheim
Mainz
Rüdesheim
Castles
Loreley
Boppard
Bonn
Cologne
Königswinter
Remagen
Rolandseck
Linz
Koblenz
Bingen
Frankfurt
Eisenach
Erfurt
Leipzig
Dresden
Potsdam
Berlin

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About Renz

A mom who dreams of a better Philippines for her daughter. Read more of my writings at PINAY MOMMY ADREAMER I love to read, surf the day away and eager to learn more each day.