The City Hall
A one-stop shop for local services
Heidelberg City Hall ('Rathaus') is located right on the bustling Market Square against the backdrop of the historic Old Town, the world-famous Castle ruins and the banks of the river Neckar. It is the focal point for local politics and the headquarters of the city's administrative services. For residents of the Old Town, it is also their local municipal headquarters, the 'little city hall', as it is known: each neighborhood has one, so locals do not have to travel too far for help and advice. It is a people-oriented approach to local government that is also reflected in a comprehensive range of online services, regular consultations with the Mayor, a variety of different policymaking bodies and, last but not least, Heidelberg's approach to encouraging residents to become involved in local affairs.
Services for citizen
Saving time and travel
A comprehensive range of online information and services for local residents and a convenient phone service simplify the process of getting help and advice.
The 'Heidelberg way'
Heidelberg sets great store by boosting civic involvement and its initiatives go well beyond the minimum required by law.
Dr. Eckart Würzner
Since December 14th 2006, Dr. Eckart Würzner is Heidelberg's Mayor. Click here to find out more about him.
People-oriented and transparent
The City Council is Heidelberg's political decision-making body. Many residents and local organisations are actively involved.
Planning & building
Local residents have their say
As Heidelberg grows on an unprecedented scale, local residents are closely involved in the process.