3 February 1886
He arrived at Heidelberg. The town to him looked
gay. On the streets he saw students with cups of different colors.
6 February 1886
Rizal was living in a boarding house costing him 28
duros a month. He found German life full of potatoes; potatoes in
the morning and potatoes in the evening.
9 February 1886
He penned a letter to his family in Calamba
describing his life in Heidelberg and his trip from Paris to the
city of flowers.
14 February 1886
With an old woman as guide, Rizal visited the
interior of the famous castle in Heidelberg. He saw the hallmof the
pages. Waiting room, audience chamber, the court, and many other
parts of building.
17 February 1886
In a letter, he informed his family in Calamba of
his visits to the eye clinic of Dr. Otto Becker.
18 February 1886
He planned to change his residence. He wanted to
tranfer to 12 Ludwigsplats, near the University.
19 February 1886
He must have transferred to 12 Ludwigsplats. In a
letter to his family in Calamba, he describe the duels he saw in
Hirschgasse among students belonging to different corporation.
11 March 1886
He wrote to his younger sister, Trinidad, describing
the German girl as "serious, studious, and very much attached
to his work" However, she did not have that "delicacy of
hearth’ of the Filipino woman. He advised Trinidad to read and
22 April 1886
While in Heidelberg experiencing the feeling of
nostalgia for his parents and his country, Rizal wrote the poem
"A Las Flores de Heidelberg."