The city of Heidelberg is located in the very north of Baden-Württemberg near the mouth of the Neckar river into the Rhine.
Interplay of art and science
Heidelberg lives above all through the interaction of many different factors. Heidelberg received its nickname "City of Romanticism" from the poets and thinkers, such as Hölderlin or von Eichendorff, who worked here in the 19th century.
On the other hand, there is science, which certainly plays an equally important role in Heidelberg. Heidelberg is home to the oldest university in Germany, the Ruprecht-Karls-University, and the German Cancer Research Center performs outstanding research from Heidelberg
Popular tourist destination
In addition to this, there is a lot to see in Heidelberg, which attracts over three million visitors every year. If you let us show you around Heidelberg on a guided tour, you will not only see the impressive buildings, such as the university and castle, but also listen to exciting stories from the past and present of the city
Facts & Figures: About 147,000 inhabitants live in Heidelberg, distributed over an area of about 109 km². In addition to the sights Heidelberg offers its guests about 40 museums and 15 theatres.
Heidelberg sights: Because Heidelberg is one of the few major German cities that were not destroyed in the Second World War, visitors to the city can enjoy all kinds of sightseeing attractions. The absolute highlights in Heidelberg are the baroque Old Town, the Heidelberg Castle, the Old Bridge, the Karlstor and the University
Souvenirs: There are various articles that are suitable as souvenirs for those who stayed at home. These include, for example, a miniature of Heidelberg Castle, Heidelberg wines or the Heidelberg Student Kiss (nougat chocolate praline on a wafer base)