Living and Working in Heidelberg

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Heidelberg combines the best of many worlds. Its historic old town transports visitors immediately back into the Middle Ages with its narrow lanes, ancient buildings and the famous castle. The city is flanked by hills and lush forests and there is plenty to tempt nature-lovers. The gateway to Heidelberg’s medieval core is the Old Bridge which crosses the Neckar River, whose banks attract both locals and tourists.

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Heidelberg Highlights

Heidelberg has a lot to offer, including an enviable cultural palette, ranging from theater and music to film festivals, and even its own beers. Thanks to the presence of many international companies in the region and high-quality research faculties belonging to Germany’s oldest university, Heidelberg is a magnet for cosmopolitan individuals from multicultural backgrounds.

Scientific Hub of Excellence

Heidelberg is very much a modern city, which prides itself on being at the cutting edge of scientific research. The DKFZ is located in Neuenheimer Feld, an area to the town’s west. This site also hosts the science faculties of the University of Heidelberg, as well as the University Hospital and other research departments. Nearby is a thriving biotechnology hub, known as the Technology Park. This is home to more than 70 biotech firms, which no doubt benefit from being so close to the corridors of top-quality scientific institutes.

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Heidelberg Castle

Overlooking the Neckar and forested hills are the majestic ruins of the Heidelberg Castle. It is thought that the oldest part originate from 1400 when what was originally a fort was extended to build a castle. After it was destroyed in the 17th and 18th centuries, the castle has only been rebuilt partially. The ruins have since inspired many a poem and song and were especially popular with the German Romantic literary movement of the nineteenth century.

And all this in a town with a population of 150,000, more than 20 per cent of whom are students. Heidelberg is a great place to live and work, but don’t just take it from us. Come and see for yourself!

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