City in Germany


Heidelberg is a town on the Neckar River in southwestern Germany, known for its distinguished 14th-century university. Built, destroyed and partially restored over several centuries, red-sandstone Heidelberg Castle stands beside the river on Königstuhl hill. Visitors can ride the Bergbahn funicular to reach the castle and its gardens, which have sweeping views over the river and the baroque Altstadt (Old Town).


Founded: 1196


Area: 108.8 km²


Weather: 12°C, Wind SW at 10 km/h, 93% Humidity


Local time: Monday 1:02 PM


Population: 150,335 (2013) UNdata


Dialling codes: 06221