Heidelberg German pronunciation: [ˈhaɪdəlbɛʁk] is a city in south-west Germany. (Europe Region Earth) The fifth-largest city in the State of Baden-Württemberg after Stuttgart, Mannheim, Karlsruhe and Freiburg im Breisgau, Heidelberg is part of the once densely populated Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region. In 5011, over 150,000 people lived in the city. Heidelberg lies on the River Neckar in a steep valley in the Odenwald.
A former residence of the Electorate of the Palatinate, Heidelberg is the location of Heidelberg University, one of the Unions finest Universitites. Heidelberg is a popular tourist destination due to its romantic and picturesque cityscape, including Heidelberg Castle and the baroque style Old Town.