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Heidelberg is the city of romanticism.

Heidelberg: City - Country - Neckar

"Heidelberg – the city of romanticism?" Yes, indeed! Home to the Heidelberg Castle, the Old Bridge, the Philosophers’ Way, the narrow, winding alleys of the Old Town, the numerous market squares, the old university with its historical library and detention room, the magnificent churches.
"Is Heidelberg romantic?" Most certainly! But it is much, much more. Heidelberg is one of Europe’s most important cities for science and research, an international city offering a high quality of life. Heidelberg is a city of romance, yet it is also a city of science, a renowned university city, a city of education, a city of economics and a city of culture all in one.
On top of that, Heidelberg is a city known for its wide variety of conventions and conferences. Holding a meeting
in Heidelberg is business, but not business as usual. Other convention cities might be bigger, trendier and even more glamorous. Yet Heidelberg is unique in its diversity. The venerable university city on the Neckar is attractive as a conference venue in a different way. Embedded in the lovely Neckar Valley and nestled among the lush vineyards and orchards of the “Bergstraße,” Heidelberg is distinct in its small, yet impressively charming panorama.

Fascinating, romantic and unique: Heidelberg

Short distances and ideal accessibility

But there’s more for Heidelberg to boast of. The distances are short, the surrounding countryside is picturesque, and the infrastructure for conferences and conventions is virtually perfect. Heidelberg boasts a more than 600 year-old university, numerous science centers, many well-known firms and remarkable appeal to tourists from all over the world. These many factors are perfectly combined in Heidelberg, giving the city a true internationality, seldom found in cities of this size. For small to medium size conferences, the city offers an exceptionally wide range of venues – from the tradition-rich Heidelberg Convention Center located in the Old City, to the world famous Heidelberg Castle, to the “Think Tank” of the Print Media Academy in the style of the 21st century or many other venues with an industrial flair such as the Halle02.

Heidelberg, one of the three major cities of the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region, is easily accessible. The city is surrounded by a ring of motorways and highways. High speed trains stop at the Heidelberg Central Station and one of Germany’s most important ICE (Intercity Express) hubs is only 15 minutes away. By car, it takes only one hour to get to one of the world’s largest airports, Frankfurt International Airport. Overnight guests have over 6,000 beds to choose from – including a practical guest house on campus, theme hotels, and a five-star hotel in close proximity to the Old City. Heidelberg’s best chefs de cuisine are listed in the highlyregarded restaurant guides such as the Michelin Guide – even displaying stars for excellence.

What else does Heidelberg offer the conventioneer? A walking tour along Philosophers’ Way (for a panoramic view the entire Old City), or up to the majestic castle? Perhaps a promenade through one of Germany’s longest pedestrian zones? Or a leisurely stroll through the bar district of the Old City? An alternative would be a small excursion to the nearby Benedictine Monastery, “Stift Neuburg.” The athletic can climb the more than 1,600 steps up to the “Königstuhl,” the 568 meter high mountain looking down on the city. You may also choose to experience more exceptional side programs, for instance a chocolate seminar or dragon boat racing on the Neckar. And all this can be found in close proximity to the convention venue. Because Heidelberg is different….

Tourist Information
Tourist Information at the main train station - Tourist Information am Hauptbahnhof
Willy-Brandt-Platz 1
D-69115 Heidelberg
Phone +49 (0)6221 58 44 444
Fax +49 (0)6221 58 40 254
Internet: www.heidelberg-marketing.de (English version)

Opening hours:
1st April to 31st October: Monday to Saturday, 09.00 am to 07.00 pm
1st November to 31st March: Monday to Saturday 09.00 am to 06.00 pm
Closed Sundays and Holidays

A walk through Heidelberg