Heidelberg is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. The castle, the Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge) and the Neckar River, embedded in Königstuhl and Heiligenberg, have inspired many poets and painters of the Romantic period. And even today Heidelberg fascinates millions of visitors from all over the world.
Heidelberg is also a city of science and research. More than 30,000 students are enrolled at the oldest university in Germany.
The German Cancer Research Center, the four Max Planck Institutes and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory ensure that Heidelberg is regarded as a world-class research location worldwide.