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Seminars and conventions with a romantic backdrop “The city, just so, with the totality of its ambiance is, one might say, something ideal,” wrote Johann Wolfgang von Goethe over 200 years ago in the pages of his diary. TEXT & PHOTOS: HEIDELBERG MARKETING GMBH | TRANSLATION: EMMIE COLLINGE

Holding meetings in Heidelberg is becoming more and more attractive – whether it’s in the historic Convention Centre, the futuristic Print Media Academy or in the industrial ambiance of Halle 02. With the Heidelberg triad of the river, old town and castle ruins providing a spectacular backdrop, convening in Heidelberg is a great decision. Millions of people from across the

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globe descend on the city year after year for this very purpose, and this unique blend of romance, science, culture and internationalism attracts both city breakers and business travellers to the city on the Neckar river. Nestled romantically in the idyllic Neckar valley, Heidelberg is known all over the

world for its illustrious castle, international flair and the pulsating old town. With 1.2 million overnight stays in the city’s 6,500 available guest beds, Heidelberg has cemented its position as one of Germany’s top tourist destinations. With a university that dates back over 600 years, several renowned science and technology institutes, international firms and businesses, as well as