Science determines the world of today and tomorrow. It determines society, economy and each individual’s life more than ever before.

Heidelberg is one of the world’s leading science centers

Heidelberg University is more than 600 years old. It’s Germany’s oldest university. Today it is one of Germany’s foremost Excellence Universities. It holds one of the world’s top ranks. The Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (German Cancer Research Institute) is located here, as is the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). Four Max-Planck-Institutes, among them the MPI for Medical Research are working in Heidelberg – one of the world’s Life Science clusters. The life and works of 56 Nobel Laureates are linked to Heidelberg as a city of science.

Heidelberg lies in one of Germany’s leading economic regions: the European Metropolitan Area Rhine-Neckar

The European Metropolitan Area Rhine-Neckar in the heart of German with its 2,4 mio inhabitants and 146.000 companies is a national and international decision-making center and one of the strongest drivers of the country’s scientific, economic, social and cultural developments. Global players like BASF, SAP, Roche, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen and Heidelberg Cement all have their headquarters here. Science and economy cooperate in unique networks.

Heidelberg and the Metropolitan Area Rhine-Neckar are art of the German Region of the Future stretching from Frankfurt on the Main to Stuttgart

In Germany’s Region of the Furture world-renowned universities and economic centers, international institutions such as the European Central Bank and world-leading companies are creating the foundations for creating and shaping the future.

Last but not least:

Heidelberg, the City of Romance, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. A cosmopolitan city for all visitors, residents and business travelers. A city to feel welcome in.

Heidelberg: Romance has a name.