Heidelberg

The districts of Heidelberg
Heidelberg seen from Königstuhl
The Old Town
Heidelberg on the Neckar at night
Karlsplatz and Neckar with Old Bridge
Heidelberg Castle, here shown in a painting by Carl Blechen, was destroyed by the French during the war of succession of the Electorate of the Palatinate
View of castle from the Corn Market
The siege of Heidelberg 1622
Main street Heidelberg
Old Bridge Gate
Hotel zum Ritter St. Georg
Old Bridge, Konrad Linck, 1788
Memorial stone marking the site of the synagogue in the Lauerstrasse
Population growth
The marketplace, with Town Hall on the right
Heidelberg's old city centre from the castle above
Heidelberg Castle with the Old Bridge in foreground, 2010
View from the castle during winter, 2014
Historic map of Heidelberg Castle
Heidelberg Castle at night
Heidelberg Fortress
Monastery of St. Michael
View from the so-called "Philosophers' Walk"
(Philosophenweg) towards the Old Town, with Heidelberg Castle, Heiliggeist Church and the Old Bridge
From left: Jesuit Church, Providence Church and Church of the Holy Spirit in Heidelberg's Old Town on the Neckar River
The university library
Old university hall
Buildings of European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, including the new Advanced Training Centre
SRH Hochschule Heidelberg is one of the oldest and largest private universities in Germany
Print Media Academy
DB train Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof
Trams in Heidelberg
Behördenzentrum Heidelberg
The New city district of Heidelberg, Bahnstadt, is one of the biggest passive house settlements in the world
Heidelberg with the Old Bridge illuminated
Romantic view of Heidelberg Castle ruins by Karl Philipp Fohr, 1815, Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt
Friedrich Ebert first President of Germany from 1919 until his death in office in 1925
Frederick V; Elector Palatine, King of Bohemia
Actor Michael Fassbender was born in Heidelberg

City in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, situated on the river Neckar in south-west Germany.

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Neckar

362 km river in Germany, mainly flowing through the southwestern state of Baden-Württemberg, with a short section through Hesse.

362 km river in Germany, mainly flowing through the southwestern state of Baden-Württemberg, with a short section through Hesse.

The Neckar in southwest Germany flows from south to north, and joins the Rhine at Mannheim.
Schwenninger Bog, the source of the Neckar
Houses in Tübingen reflected in the Neckar
A Stocherkahn (punt) on the Neckar in Tübingen
The Neckar in Stuttgart
The Neckar near Neckarsulm
Neckar catchment area
Mouth of the Eschach in Rottweil
Mouth of the Starzel in Bieringen
Mouth of the Steinlach in Tübingen
Mouth of the Aich at Nürtingen-Oberensingen
Mouth of the Körsch on the right near Deizisau
The last of the large tributaries and the overall longest is the Jagst near Bad Friedrichshall Jagstfeld
Old Bridge, Heidelberg, built in 1788
Lock on Wieblingen channel from Heidelberg and open river at Schwabenheim
Historic routes of the Neckar at the mouth
Neckar mouth today
View from the Hessigheimer rock gardens into the Neckar valley
Stone terraces at the Cannstatter Zuckerle, located on the Neckar slopes in Stuttgart
The Neckar in Neckarsulm, in the background the coal power station of Heilbronn.
The Neckar loop around the Dilsberg castle, as seen from the Hinterburg
Heidelberg, the Neuenheim riverside with the neckar meadow and the Heiligenberg
The not regulated old Neckar at Freiberg am Neckar
Stift Neuburg und das Neckartal, Ernst Fries, um 1830
Mouth of the Heilbronner Wilhelmskanal (right) into the side arm Heilbronn (old neckar) (left). The canal made the Neckar continuously navigable in 1821. The lock with the bridge is from 1884.
Chain Boat on the Neckar at Heilbronn
Neckar-Staustufe Hirschhorn with weir and double barrage
Navigation on the Neckar near Bad Wimpfen in 1988 with the passenger ship Neckarbummler of the Personenschifffahrt Stumpf
Neckarverlauf bei Stuttgart-Untertürkheim durch stark industriell geprägtes Gebiet
Stuttgarter Neckarhafen
Kanalhafen Heilbronn mit Schiffsverkehr durch die Gütermotorschiffe Wolfgang Krieger und Heiner Krieger der Reederei Gebr. Krieger
Die Doppelschleuse Cannstatt
Die Staustufe Hofen
Die Staustufe Aldingen
Die Staustufe Poppenweiler
Die Schleuse Feudenheim
Old Neckar mill below Horneck Castle in Gundelsheim
Kombiniertes Wasser –a coal-fired power station in Kiebingen 1910
Tübingen
Das Kraftwerk Oberesslingen
Das Kraftwerk von Lauffen am Neckar 1891
Wehrsteg über den Neckar am Wehr Wieblingen in Heidelberg (Baujahr 1925)

Rising in the Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis near Schwenningen in the Schwenninger Moos conservation area at a height of 706 m above sea level, it passes through Rottweil, Rottenburg am Neckar, Kilchberg, Tübingen, Wernau, Nürtingen, Plochingen, Esslingen, Stuttgart, Ludwigsburg, Marbach, Heilbronn and Heidelberg, before discharging on average 145 m3/s of water into the Rhine at Mannheim, at 95 m above sea level, making the Neckar its 4th largest tributary, and the 10th largest river in Germany.

Rhine-Neckar

Polycentric metropolitan region located in south western Germany, between the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main region to the North and the Stuttgart Region to the South-East.

Polycentric metropolitan region located in south western Germany, between the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main region to the North and the Stuttgart Region to the South-East.

aerial view of Mannheim
aerial view of Ludwigshafen

Rhine-Neckar has a population of some 2.4 million with major cities being Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg.

Electoral Palatinate

State that was part of the Holy Roman Empire.

State that was part of the Holy Roman Empire.

Territory of the Electoral Palatinate in 1618, prior to the Thirty Years' War
Arms of the Duke of Lotharingia
Arms of the Count Palatine
The Palatinate (1329)
The Palatinate (1505)
Frederick I, King of Bohemia (1619–1620)
Maximilian Joseph, Elector of Bavaria (1799–1806)
Coat of arms of Rhineland-Palatinate
Arms used by the House of Wittelsbach
Arms used by the House of Palatinate-Simmern
Greater Coat of arms from 1703
1776–1789
The colors of the country (Landesfarben) ensign (alternate flag)
1604 design

It stretched from the left bank of the Upper Rhine, from the Hunsrück mountain range in what is today the Palatinate region in the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate and the adjacent parts of the French regions of Alsace and Lorraine (bailiwick of Seltz from 1418 to 1766) to the opposite territory on the east bank of the Rhine in present-day Hesse and Baden-Württemberg up to the Odenwald range and the southern Kraichgau region, containing the capital cities of Heidelberg and Mannheim.

Heidelberg Castle

The earliest known depiction of the castle, from Sebastian Münster's Kalendarium Hebraicum published in 1527 (detail).
Historic etching from the "Alley of philosophers" (Philosophenweg) towards the Old Town area of Heidelberg. Visible in the background are the Heidelberg Castle, Heiliggeist Church, and the Old Bridge.
Pamphlet on the Destruction of the Castle, 1693.
Church of the Holy Spirit served two congregations (Protestant and Catholic) for a time and was the reason why the court removed to Mannheim.
The ruins of the castle as portrayed in a 1815 painting by Karl Philipp Fohr.
Plan by Julius Koch and Fritz Seitz
The Heidelberg Castle Powder Turret, split by an explosion, was described by Mark Twain in his 1880 book A Tramp Abroad.
Excerpt from a broader view by Theodor Verhas, 1856.
View from Stück-garden upon the ruins of the Rondells, the Heidelberg Old Town and Old Bridge.
Frederick V: The "Winter King"
Elizabeth Charlotte, Princess Palatine
Charles de Graimberg.
Marianne von Willemer
Original text of Goethe
Steps to Upper Prince's Fountain
The new Visitor Centre designed by Max Dudler opened 2012
The castle as it appears in the Thesaurus Pictuarum, circa 16th century.
The castle and town, by Matthäus Merian.
Plan of the Castle and its Defenses from 1622.
Castle with the Hortus Palatinus, circa 1650.
Romantic painting by J. M. W. Turner depicting the castle.
Castle floor plan, 1888.
Heidelberg Castle and Old Bridge by night
alt=|Heidelberg Castle Painting on Velvet Canvas, Unknown Artist, Circa 1940-45.

Heidelberg Castle (Heidelberger Schloss) is a ruin in Germany and landmark of Heidelberg.

Mannheim

Second-largest city in the German state of Baden-Württemberg after the state capital of Stuttgart, and Germany's 21st-largest city, with a 2020 population of 309,119 inhabitants.

Second-largest city in the German state of Baden-Württemberg after the state capital of Stuttgart, and Germany's 21st-largest city, with a 2020 population of 309,119 inhabitants.

Aerial view of the city center, showing the grid layout
Mannheim in 1758
Historical map of Mannheim in 1880
US troops in street fighting in Mannheim, 1945
The Wasserturm Garden
Mannheim skyline viewed from Heidelberg
Victoria Tower Mannheim at the marshalling yard at night
Carl-Benz-Stadion, the home stadium of SV Waldhof Mannheim
The University of Mannheim's main campus – the Palace in a 180-degree panoramic view
Monument of first motorcar in Mannheim
Town hall in E 5
City council in 2009
Mayor Peter Kurz in 2021
Former City Hall and St. Sebastian's Church
The University of Mannheim is housed in the Mannheim Palace.
Jesuit Church (background) and Sternwarte (defunct observatory; in the foreground)
At the Mannheim Fair (Mannheimer Mess), Oct. 2014
Neckaruferbebauung Nord in 2014
MVV tower in Mannheim
Roadmap of Mannheim
Mannheim City Airport
The squares with their numbers
Telecommunication tower and Luisenpark
The world's first bicycle, built in Mannheim by Karl Freiherr von Drais in 1817
The world's first motorcar, built in Mannheim by Karl Benz in 1885
Official sign of Bertha Benz Memorial Route, commemorating the world's first long-distance journey by automobile from Mannheim to Pforzheim in 1888 {{convert|104|km|0|abbr=on}}

Upstream along the Neckar lies Heidelberg, the fifth-largest city of Baden-Württemberg and the third-largest of the Rhine-Neckar Region.

The Reichenbach felsenmeer in autumn

Odenwald

Low mountain range in the German states of Hesse, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg.

Low mountain range in the German states of Hesse, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg.

The Reichenbach felsenmeer in autumn
Felsenmeer near Reichenbach (Lautertal) in winter
Characteristic sandstone formation near Eberbach
Roman manor house Villa Haselburg near Höchst (Mümling)
Wild Woman (Wildweibchen) with a unicorn (Straßburg around 1500)
Heidelberg with the castle and the Königstuhl
The Himbächel viaduct on the Odenwald Railway)
The Margarethenschlucht (gorge)
Every year the Heppenheimer Street Theatre Gassensensationen occupiesEberstadt the marketplace and other corners of the old town
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Geological profile (from left): Rheinplane, Granite-Odenwald, Gneiss-Odenwald, Redsandstone-Odenwald (Geo-Naturpark)<ref name="geo-naturpark.net"/>
"Siegfried's Death" (Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, 1847): Hagen murdererd Siegfried by a spring in the Odenwald.
Picture of Siegfrieds assassination in the Nibelungenlied-manuscript k (1480–90)
Siegfriedbrunnen by Wilhelm Trübner. In the legend there is no exact description in respect of the hunting trip.
Rodenstein Castle is the scene of the Rodensteiner ghost legend (19th-century picture).
The Crystal Teaching Path around the Katzenbuckel starts near the old volcanic quarry (below-mentioned)
Neutsch with a view to Neunkirchen and the Neunkircher Höhe
View from Weschnitz- Valley to the mountains Hardberg (with transmitter), Götzenstein, Kisselbusch (from left)
Weschnitz- Valley with a view to Tromm-mountain range
Overlooking the Krehberg (view from Lindenfels)
The Waldskopf in the Gorxheim valley
The Melibokus near Zwingenberg
With a view from the Lauter- Valley (Hohenstein) to the Melibokus (right) and the Auerbach Castle (background, in the middle)
The Gesprenz-Valley gneiss-sandstone-mountain range: Böllsteiner Höhe on the left, Morsberg in the middle
The Felsberg (with transmitter, view from the Lauter-Valley), Auerbach-Castle and Melibokus on the left
The Daumberg in the Gorxheim valley
The Weschnitz-Valley with Hirschkopf-Juhöhe-mountain range (view from the Tromm)
The Gersprenz in Dieburg
The Mümling in Erbach
The Eutersee near Hesseneck
Climbing path at the Breuberg-Hainstadt quarry
Hohenstein near Reichenbach (Baryte-quartz-cliff)
Borstein near Reichenbach (Baryte-quartz-cliff)
Giant tortoise gneiss rocks (Böllstein)
Granite rocks (Tromm)
Reichenbach-Felsenmeer: The giant column (Riesensäule) is a workpiece of Roman stonemasons.
Granite rocks Wildfrauhaus (Fischbachtal)
Zwingenberg (Neckar) gorge: Wolfsschlucht
When Caspar und Max begin with casting the magic bullets in the Wolf’s Glen the Wild Hunt appears in the air with demoniacal noise.
The rocks at the Juhöhe are supposed to be the petrified dogheads of the Rodensteiner cry of hounds
It is said, that the holes of the Opfersteine were offering cups for the devil.
People of the Kreiswald near the Juhöhe told, that a long time ago the granite formation was the flat iron of Giant-ladies
Frankenstein near Darmstadt/Upper Rhine Rift valley
Frankenstein Castle
The ruins of Tannenberg near Seeheim (Seeheim-Jugenheim)
Heiligenberg Castle near Jugenheim (Seeheim-Jugenheim)
Alsbach Castle, view from Melibokus (Alsbach-Hähnlein)
The ruins of Auerbach Castle near Bensheim
Park and mansion Fürstenlager near Bensheim-Auerbach
Schönberg Castle (Bensheim-Schönberg)
Bergstaße: Starkenburg (view from Maiberg, Heppenheim)
Starkenburg with Schlossberg (Heppenheim)
Weinheim Castle
The ruins of Windeck (Weinheim)
Wachenburg near Weinheim (Two-Castles-Town)
Wachenburg (view from Hirschkopf-tower), ''Weißer Stein (lookout tower) in the background
Strahlenburg near Schriesheim
The ruins of Schauenburg in Dossenheim
Birkenau Castle near Weinheim
The ruins of Lindenfels Castle, Bürgerturm (tower)
View from Weschnitztal to Lindenfels (left), in the background right of centre: Reichenberg Castle, left picture margin: Neunkircher Höhe
The ruins of Rodenstein near Fränkisch-Crumbach are the setting of a ghost story: Rodensteiner flies with a berserker-cornet in the night through the air to prophesy the start of a war (see above).
Reichenberg Castle, entrance, near Reichelsheim
Gersprenz-Valley with Reichenberg
Lichtenberg Castle (Fischbachtal)
Neunkircher Höhe with a view to Lichtenberg Castle (left) and the Reinheimer Bucht: Otzberg to the right of centre
Castle Grounds in Lichtenberg in Odenwald, Wilhelm Trübner, 1900. Colección Carmen Thyssen Bornemisza.
extinct volcano Otzberg and the old fort Veste Otzberg with the white tower
Erbach Castle
Fürstenau Castle (near Michelstadt) with decorative gateway arch
Old Castle in Bad König
Burg Breuberg near Höchst in the summer of 2006
Breuberg Castle, keep (Bergfried) and main gate
The ruins of Wildenberg (Kirchzell) from the High Middle Ages, built in the Staufer era, where Wolfram von Eschenbach is said to have written parts of his Parzival.
Portrait of the medieval poet Wolfram von Eschenbach from the Codex Manesse
Fireplace in the great hall. In Wolframs Parzival the author indirectly compares the gigantic fireplace in the Grail Castle with that of Wildenberg: “so groziu fiwer sit noch e sach niemen hie ze Wildenberc” (line 230,12-13)
The ruins of Freienstein near Beerfelden
Waldleiningen Castle in the British-style (near Mudau)
Heidelberg with Castle and the Old Bridge over river Neckar
Neckarsteinach with Mittelburg (left) and Vorderburg (in the middle)
Neckarsteinach: Vorderburg
Neckarsteinach: ''Mittelburg'
Neckarsteinach: Hinterburg
Neckarsteinach: The ruins of Schwalbennest
The medieval feudal lord and poet (minnesinger) Bligger von Steinach (Portrait from the Codex Manesse) resided in Steinach (Neckarsteinach)
Dilsberg with mountain fort
Tower and wall of Dilsberg near Neckarsteinach
Hirschhorn with Hirschhorn Castle
The ruins of Eberbach Castle
Zwingenberg Castle (also called the Zwingenburg) (Zwingenberg/Neckar)

Furthermore, in the south near Heidelberg, there is still Zechstein under the Early Triassic deposits.

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Max Planck Society

Formally independent non-governmental and non-profit association of German research institutes.

Formally independent non-governmental and non-profit association of German research institutes.

Society's logo
Max Planck, after whom the society is named.
Entrance of the administrative headquarters of the Max Planck Society in Munich

International Max Planck Research School for Astronomy and Cosmic Physics, Heidelberg at the MPI for Astronomy

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Heidelberg University

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Seal of the Ruperto Carola Heidelbergensis
Seal of the Ruperto Carola Heidelbergensis
In 1386, Heidelberg University was founded by Rupert I on instruction of Pope Urban VI who demanded modelling it after the ancient University of Paris.
A Solemn Mass was offered in the Heiliggeistkirche in 1386 to mark and bless the establishment of the university.
The Old Assembly Hall or "Great Hall" was redesigned in 1886 in celebration of the university's quincentenary.
The main entrance of the New University building in 1988, showing the bronze bust of Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom.
The New University of 1931 as seen from the Old University.
The Bergheim Campus houses Economics and the Social Sciences.
The main building of the University Library, built in 1905.
The University Library's collection includes the Codex Manesse, an important German song manuscript of the Middle Ages.
The Center for Advanced Study Marsilius Kolleg, situated in House Buhl, was founded in 2007
Students rowing on the Neckar river.

Heidelberg University, officially the Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg, (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg; Universitas Ruperto Carola Heidelbergensis) is a public research university in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Intergovernmental organization dedicated to molecular biology research and is supported by 27 member states, two prospect states, and one associate member state.

Intergovernmental organization dedicated to molecular biology research and is supported by 27 member states, two prospect states, and one associate member state.

EMBL main entrance in Heidelberg.
EMBL Rome.
EMBL Grenoble.
The EMBL Heidelberg buildings, including the new Advanced Training Centre
In 1968 the European Molecular Biology Conference was founded at CERN, associating 14 governments with EMBO, providing the organisation with stable funding and scientific independence. This led to the formal establishment of The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in 1974.

The Laboratory operates from six sites: the main laboratory in Heidelberg, and sites in Hinxton (the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), in England), Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany), Rome (Italy) and Barcelona (Spain).

Baden-Württemberg

German state in Southwest Germany, east of the Rhine, which forms the southern part of Germany's western border with France.

German state in Southwest Germany, east of the Rhine, which forms the southern part of Germany's western border with France.

A campaign sticker developed by Scholz & Friends, translated, "We can [do] anything. Except [speak] Standard German." That is an allusion to Baden-Württemberg being one of the principal centres for innovation in Germany and having its own distinctive dialects.
Sticker with slogan "Nice here. But have you been to Baden-Württemberg?" on a burnt-out car in Namibia (2017)
Stuttgart center with the Schlossplatz (Stuttgart)
Karlsruhe
Heidelberg with the Neckar river and the vast Heidelberg Schloss (upper picture part)
Freiburg with the Freiburg Minster
Mannheim
Ulm with the famous Ulm minster and the world`s highest church tower
Tübingen
Baden-Baden
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Baden-Württemberg state parliament in Stuttgart
SAP headquarters in Walldorf
The Black Forest as seen from the Belchen
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The University of Karlsruhe. Since 2009, it has been known as the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Other major cities are Freiburg im Breisgau, Heidelberg, Heilbronn, Pforzheim, Reutlingen, Tübingen, and Ulm.