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"The city in its setting and entire surroundings may be said to have something ideal." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1797). Scarcely any other European city has had its praises so often sung as Heidelberg. The mysterious Heidelberg Castle, the picturesque Old Town, and as Goethe himself stated, the perfection of its setting – in the nineteenth century, all of this attracted the German romanticists, who immortalized Heidelberg in poetry, music, and art. Today the charm of Old Heidelberg is combined with a future-oriented and international focus.


Population Approximately 148.000
Currency Euro, €1 = 100 cents
Opening hours Larger shops such as department stores are open from Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. some remain open longer. On Sunday, shops are generally closed, with the exception of smaller souvenir shops. Filling stations (gasoline/petrol) and the main train station also offer a small selection of grocery and household products beyond regular opening hours.
Website www.heidelberg-marketing.de
Newspapers Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung (RNZ)
Emergency numbers Polizeinotruf 110
Feuerwehr und Rettungsdienst 112
Tourist information Tourist Information at the Main Railway Station
Willy-Brandt-Platz 1
69115 Heidelberg
Tel.: +49 6221 584 44 44
Fax: +49 6221 584 02 54
E-Mail: touristinfo@heidelberg.de
Opening hours:
April 1 through October 31:
Monday through Saturday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday and Holidays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
November 1 through March 31:
Monday through Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday and Holidays: closed

Tourist Information in the Town Hall (Market Square)
Opening hours, throughout the year:
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday and Holidays: closed