Heidelberg is known as one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. No fewer than 12 million tourists come to Heidelberg every year, drawn by the historical flair of this university city, with its stunning setting on the river neckar, wide range of activities and renowned scientific institutions.
The city has an international outlook due to Heidelberg University, Germany's oldest university and one of Europe's most reputable higher education institutions, which educates nearly 40,000 students. It is also home to four high-performance medical centres with over 1 million patients annually and revenues in excess of €1 billion. With an unemployment rate below the national average, it’s no surprise that the population has grown 10% in the last 10 years and is expected to rise again by 2030.