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.
City of Literature
Heidelberg's literary scene
Numerous institutions and events are shaping the experience of Heidelberg as a City of Literature.
A brief overview of the climaxes and turning points in Heidelberg's history of literature.
UNESCO City of Literature
Heidelberg added substantial information material to its application as City of Literature.
What people want to know
Short answers to the most frequently asked questions about Heidelberg as City of Literature.
Creative Cities Network
Cities worldwide are working together for cultural diversity and sustainable urban development.
No day without an event
In Heidelberg there is no day without an event. Check out Heidelberg's event calender.
Contact & pictures
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