Table of contents:
- Picture gallery
- Virtually reconstructed every detail on the computer
- Virtual 360 ° tour of the courtyard
Video: 3D Simulation Resurrects Heidelberg Castle
Martin Luther once praised the beauty and resistance of the imposing Heidelberg Castle - the reformer came to Heidelberg to defend his theses. Later, after the defenses were blown up by the troops of the French Sun King Louis XIV, their remains became the epitome of German Romanticism.
Where today empty window sockets look out over the valley and remnants of walls soar into the sky, visitors can climb the once massive and now half-blown-off thick tower or climb the 360-degree Let your eyes wander through the castle courtyard in 1683.
Photo gallery with 11 pictures
Virtually reconstructed every detail on the computer
The reconstruction of the architectural historian is said to be captivating due to its richness of detail, which previous reconstructions of historical landmarks such as in the Assassins Creed series of computer games did not achieve. The effort for the digital reconstruction is considerable: Using historical plans, views and drawings, every detail has to be modeled on the computer.
"It's not like you scan a few pictures and the computer does the rest," explains Hanschke. The way the creators of imaginary game worlds and the architectural historian work is somewhat similar. However, his reconstruction is not a fantasy world, but a scientifically accurate replica that is based on historical sources down to the smallest detail, emphasizes Hanschke.
Virtual 360 ° tour of the courtyard
During his five years of research, he was able to fall back on many image sources, since 100 years ago there were efforts to rebuild the Heidelberg Castle. "Like the Hohkönigsburg in Alsace," explains the scientist. The entire building stock was documented and measured and hundreds of plans were drawn up. "This is probably the most complete building survey of a German castle," says Hanschke. Large amounts of data have also been generated during digital reconstruction - in reality, the lock extends to 270 mx 280 m, and at least 3 Gb of storage space on the hard disk.
Here you can experience a virtual tour in the courtyard of Heidelberg Castle:
However, Hanschke is not concerned with rebuilding the castle. He only wants to directly experience the results of the historical research work that made up the lion's share of his project. Frank Thomas Lang from the Baden-Württemberg State Palaces and Gardens is enthusiastic about Hanschke's project: "The reconstructions are extraordinarily impressive and also make it visible to laypersons what the Heidelberg Castle was in its heyday - an invaluable advantage."
Hanschke has backed the computer simulations with a publication of around 500 pages, which also represents his habilitation thesis. In addition to the suggestive castle views, the richly illustrated volume contains many photos and historical views as well as an exhaustively researched castle history based on the sources. (kj)
Reconstruct skull bones with the 3D scanner
Popular by topic
In our series /u201eTechnik briefly explained /u201c we present a masterpiece of construction every week. Today: the castle
The individualized mass production down to the individual piece is one of the promises made in the context of Industry 4.0. However, the individual, individual design must also be checked for its feasibility. At the Hannover Messe 2017, Fraunhofer researchers are showing a simulation solution that automatically determines whether the design desired by the customer can be implemented at all
In Heidelberg, adhesive manufacturer Henkel has now opened the Composite Lab for lightweight construction in the automotive industry. In the test facility, users should be able to develop and test composite components
It echoes in the historic vaulted cellar. Like the boarding school at Schloss Hagerhof in Bad Honnef, it is used as a cafeteria. In addition to a modern atmospheric
The French architect François de Cuvilliés created the Baroque castle Haimhausen together with the baroque gates in Munich in 1747/48