Heidelberg is one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. The harmonious ensemble of the castle, the old town and the river in the middle of the mountains have already inspired the poets and painters of the romantic period and is still fascinating millions of visitors from all over the world.
The city, of the oldest university in Germany (founded in 1386), has a history of more than 800 years. Modern Heidelberg continues to impress with its future-oriented science and research. It is a highly developed economic and a lively centre of the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region. The city on the Neckar, which maintains intensive city partnerships all over the world, is represented by its world-wide openness and internationality.
With more than 150,000 inhabitants, Heidelberg is the fifth-largest city in Baden-Württemberg. It is the administrative centre of the Rhine-Neckar-Kreis. The densely populated area, in which Heidelberg is located together with Mannheim and Ludwigshafen, is called the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitanregion.
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