Welcome to Heidelberg
As early as in the 19th century, Heidelberg cast its spell on poets such as Joseph von Eichendorff and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe with its romantic charisma. It was immortalized in many publications. Heidelberg has managed to preserve this irresistible magic to this day. The romantic Castle ruin with its large garden facility, the picturesque Old Town with its cozy alleys and squares and the River Neckar, idyllically winding its way through the green valley, draw several million guests to the city every year. Heidelberg is connected to its Castle – which served as the residence of the Prince Electors of the Palatinate for five centuries – as inseparably as with its more than 600-year-Old University. The city’s history is ever-present. The Philosophenweg (Philosophers’ Walk) on the sunny slope of the Heiligenberg (Holy Mountain), affording not only scholars a special view of the city, the river, the Alte Brücke (Old Bridge) and the Castle as well as the Königstuhl (King’s Seat),which is nearly 600 meters high. Come to know and love Heidelberg as well. We look forward to meeting you!