|Description: City Map showing roads, rivers and rail network across the city of Heidelberg, Germany.||Disclaimer|
Located in 49° 25' N, 8° 43' E, Heidelberg Germany , lay in south western state of Baden-Württemberg.
The topography of Heidelberg Germany is made of the narrow, steep valley of Odenwald that flows into the Rhine valley, 20 km northwest of the town and joins Rhine at Mannheim. The city is divided into 14 districts:
- Central area comprises of Altstadt, Bergheim, and Weststadt.
- In the north: Neuenheim and Handschuhsheim.
- East composed of Ziegelhausen and Schlierbach.
- Southern part circumscribes Südstadt, Rohrbach, Emmertsgrund, and Boxberg
- The west is made of Bahnstadt, Pfaffengrund, and Wieblingen.
- And in the Southwest is lays the Kirchheim.
Some of the attractive places and spots for travelers and tourists while at Heidelberg Germany are:
Heidelberg Castle, a blend of gothic to renaissance style of architecture, was built by Prince Elector Ruprecht III in the 14 th century. The building is designed with the stone made ground floors and framework upper levels. The castle is encircled by a park which was once strolled by poet Johann von Goethe.
Ruprecht Building - The Fountain Hall is used for different kinds of festivals and occasions like dinner banquets, balls and theatre performances. In summer, the Heidelberg Castle Festival is held on the courtyards with an open air musicals, operas, theatre performances and classical concerts.
Heidelberger Bergbahn funicular railway is another notable feature of the city that runs from Heidelberg's Kornmakt to the summit of the Königstuhl.
Heidelberg University is one of the oldest institutions of Europe. The city Heidelberg is also the home for The European Molecular Biology Laboratory, European Molecular Biology Organization, The German Cancer Research Center, and several Max Planck Institutes - the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law.
There are events all round the year like:
- International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg also celebrated in November.
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