The Irresistible Charm of Heidelberg

Heidelberg is one of the most attractive and highly frequented tourist destinations in Germany and Europe. It draws its appeal from a unique blend of the past and present, and successfully combines tradition with the modern age. Have a look at the Heidelberg movie.

The annual average of three million visitors from around the world lend this vibrant city on the Neckar River a cosmopolitan, colourful and pulsating flair. Due to its location, Heidelberg is a city of unparalleled beauty. A view of the Old Bridge leading up to the castle warms the spectator’s heart with a hint of romance. The castle ruins are an example of the chequered history of the region, its rulers, and the Palatine people. A stroll along the Philosophenweg (Philosophers' Walk/Way) reminds one why the philosophers and poets of old enjoyed walking along this path when looking for inspiration.

For centuries Heidelberg captivated poets, philosophers and scientists from different disciplines. Early in the 19th Century, poets Achim von Arnim, Clemens Brentano, and Joseph von Eichendorff amused themselves at the Neckar beach and established Heidelberg’s reputation as the epitome of German Romanticism.

The irresistible charm of Heidelberg radiates a unique and magical aura. In sharp contrast to the romantic and endearing appeal of this city is its internationally renowned centre of modern science. The Ruberto-Carola-University holds a top ranking globally among institutions of higher education and boasts international flair by catering to a student population made up of twenty per cent foreigners.

Additional institutes such as the Academy of Sciences, the German Cancer Research Centre and five Max Planck Institutes, also contribute to the worldwide reputation of this acclaimed international hub of scientific disciplines.

The cultural city of Heidelberg offers its residents and visitors a broad and diverse spectrum of services and entertainment for all occasions. These include the Heidelberg Literature Festival, the International Film Festival, and the Heidelberg Jazz Festival, to name just a few. In short, Heidelberg is the ideal place to learn German.

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