One huge, fascinating museum. Yes, that too. But first and foremost, Heidelberg is an innovative, urban, cosmopolitan city. And what a green one. The very special is not created in random places.
The world-famous castle, the old town, the poetic banks of the Neckar. Every hotspot reachable in now time at all. On the pulse of history and the Heidelberg way of life. We are proud of our tradition. Feel it everywhere. Live it every day. Even offside tourism. Authentically. Not aloof. Our feeling for yesterday makes us unique. And the desire for today. So good to be here.
Heidelberg is beautiful, elegant, and cultivated. This is not a coincidence. It is because of the people who enjoy being here. Appreciating charm and style. Always in search for meaning and value. This attitude defines and characterizes our city, turning Heidelberg into a place that makes you feel good. All over. And in special moments. Never run-of-the-mill. Let’s celebrate life.
Diversity makes us stronger. People in Heidelberg have known this for a long time. Since 1386, the birthyear of Germany’s oldest university. Curiosity and free thought not only in the lecture hall. But in every corner of the city. Heidelberg is a lively, colorful, and tolerant city, that loves its past and celebrates urban lifestyle. Somewhere between cult and cool. But always in the here and now.
The university of excellence. The University Hospital. Two epicenters of innovation, moving the world from the banks of the Neckar – with fresh perspectives and eleven Nobel Prize winners. Start-up scene? Creative economy? Hello! And again, we are off to new shores. 2023 our Heidelberg Congress Center will open its doors. For experiences that move categories and enrich people. Someone has got to make the start.
Yes, we care.
For some it is revolutionary. For us it is future oriented. Heidelberg’s new quarter Bahnstadt. Safe energy, recharge energy in one of the world’s largest passive house settlements. Sure, we already have the European Sustainable City Award. Parks and green spaces at every turn, local variety of products, smart mobility solutions – for Heidelberg sustainability is not just a buzzword. Feel the green spirit!
What if we long for getting out, into the green? We just stay here. Because no matter where: the mystic Odenwald characterizes the cityshape of Heidelberg. And our quality of life. Magical hiking paths, breathtaking panoramas, thrilling trails – in our city you feel really close to nature.