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Important information
All administrative buildings and particular communal institutions in Heidelberg are open. Please note, that wearing a mask is obligatory in all administrative buildings.
For more information about the current situation in Heidelberg and important contacts, please visit: www.heidelberg.de/coronavirus.

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Living in Heidelberg

Two women sitting in a coffee shop in the Old Town (Photo: Dorn)

Heidelberg is the center of life for around 160,000 people and a great place to live.


Experience Heidelberg

The Metropolink-Festival (Photo: Rothe)

Heidelberg has a lot to offer: literature, theatre, music festivals, many sports facilities and opportunities for relaxation in the surrounding countryside.


Study & Research

Students in front of the university (Photo: City of Heidelberg)

Heidelberg is a city of science. Germany’s oldest university city has ten higher education establishments and over 38,000 students.


Working

Creative working in Heidelberg (Photo: Beekmann)

Jobs in Heidelberg have a strong connection to sciences. Along with the university hospital, the university is the city’s biggest employer. But Heidelberg’s economic dynamism is also derived from a strong SME sector and the presence of major corporations.


City Hall

The city hall (Photo: Diemer)

Heidelberg City Hall ('Rathaus') is the focal point for local politics and the headquarters of the city's administrative services. 


Immigration

An official giving advice to a new arrival (Photo: Dorn)

By clicking on the links below you can access a wide range of information about moving to Germany and Heidelberg. If you have questions or need more personalized advice, the administrative offices(Bürgerämter) in the various districts of the city are there to help.


Plan your visit in Heidelberg

Heidelberg in the evening (Photo: Diemer)

Asked to name their favorite destination in Germany, visitors from abroad consistently choose Heidelberg Castle. And no fewer than 11.8 million people come to Heidelberg every year, drawn by the historical flair of this university city, with its stunning setting, wide range of activities, superb shopping, and restaurants to meet every taste. 


Unesco City of Literature

Heidelberg from above (Photo: Dittmer)

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.