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Don't hesitate to contact me:

Dr. Andrea Edel
UNESCO City of Literature / Department of Cultural Affairs
Haspelgasse 12
69117 Heidelberg
Phone +49 6221 58-33000

Don't hesitate to contact me:

Phillip Koban
UNESCO City of Literature / Department of Cultural Affairs
Haspelgasse 12
69117 Heidelberg
Phone +49 6221 58-330010

  

Dankeschön!
Heidelberg says "Thank you" for the warm congratulations of the UNESCO Cities of Literature all over the world.
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Stack of books on the Old Bridge (Photo: Dorn)

Heidelberg

Unesco City of Literature

In Heidelberg, literature is omnipresent. Taking a walk through the city, one finds publishing houses, bookshops and libraries around every corner. Taking a look at the vibrant scene of writers, translators and theatre life, one discovers a high level of literary productiveness. No day without literary event, no summer without literary festival, no year without literary award winners. Literature is literally everywhere. Looking into the future, Heidelberg will continue to do anything to further strengthen literature. Since December 1st 2014 the city is UNESCO City of Literature within UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network.

Antiquarian (Photo: Diemer)

City of Literature

Heidelberg's literary scene

Numerous institutions and events are shaping the experience of Heidelberg as a City of Literature.
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Heidelberg's Castle and historic center (Photo: Diemer)

Literary history

Heidelberg's heritage

A brief overview of the climaxes and turning points in Heidelberg's history of literature.
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Application

UNESCO City of Literature

Heidelberg added substantial information material to its application as City of Literature.
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Old Bridge (Photo: Diemer)

FAQ

What people want to know

Short answers to the most frequently asked questions about Heidelberg as City of Literature.
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Partner

Creative Cities Network

Cities worldwide are working together for cultural diversity and sustainable urban development.
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Heidelberg Literature Festival (Photo: Kresin)

Calender

No day without an event

In Heidelberg there is no day without an event. Check out Heidelberg's event calender.
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Stack of books (Photo: Dorn)

Press

Contact & pictures

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