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City of Heidelberg
(Stadtverwaltung Heidelberg)
Rathaus, Marktplatz 10
69117 Heidelberg
Phone + 49 6221 58-10580
Fax +49 6221 58-10900

City's Administration Offices

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Living in Heidelberg

A great place to live

Heidelberg is home to around 150,000 people. The locals appreciate its world-renowned beauty and idyllic setting on the river Neckar at the heart of the 'Rhine-Neckar Triangle', but what they value most is the quality of life that the city offers. This cosmopolitan, friendly, people-oriented and vibrant university city is made up of 15 distinct neighborhoods and is particularly attractive to families, students, those in the creative industries, business people, and academics and researchers. And people genuinely feel at home here: in recent surveys, no fewer than 98 percent of all Heidelbergers said they loved living in the city.

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The City

Beautiful Heidelberg!

Heidelberg offers the ideal combination of romanticism and twenty-first century reality and is widely considered to be one of Germany’s most beautiful cities.
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Kerweschlackel in Ziegelhausen (Foto: Anspach)


15 unique neighborhoods

Heidelberg is made up of 15 distinct neighborhoods. The most recent – Bahnstadt – is still being built and offers sustainable residential and commercial property on former railroad land.
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Calling Heidelberg home

150,000 people live in this cosmopolitan city, including many families and a high proportion of graduates.
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Hausfassade (Foto: Diemer)


Particularly attractive

People are keen to come and live in Heidelberg. The city's housing policy is geared to encouraging incomers and preventing people from moving away.
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Social involvement

Excellent opportunities to participate

Heidelberg's social situation is excellent, with measures to support involvement and participation.
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World-class care

Patients from around the world value the excellent care available at specialized units attached to Heidelberg's university hospital.
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Staying clean and green

Protecting the physical and natural environment calls for a consistent approach – something for which Heidelberg has won a number of awards.
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Getting around

Child-friendly and environmentally friendly

Distances are short in Heidelberg, and it is easy to get where you want to go on foot, by bicycle or on the city's bus and streetcar network.
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In flux

Developing Heidelberg

Heidelberg is developing in a historically unique way. Thereby, ambitious goals are pursued. Ultimately it is a question of how people want to live together in Heidelberg in the future.
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Welcome Center

Welcome to Heidelberg

In the Landfried complex in the Heidelberg district of Bergheim, the Foreigners Authority and the "Intercultural Center" are jointly presented as the "International Welcome Center Heidelberg" (IWCH).
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