The charming combination of tradition and modernity makes Heilbronn an attractive place to live and study. In 1801, Heinrich von Kleist put Heilbronn firmly on the literary map with his play Das Käthchen von Heilbronn. By the town hall, with its astronomical clock, across from the Gothic St. Kilian’s Church, the city exudes the charm of bygone days. These landmarks are two of the few historical buildings that withstood the devastating air raid of December 4, 1944.
The modern side of the “City on the Neckar” can be found in the shopping mile, with its numerous stores and boutiques that extends away from the historic center. In recent years, a lively restaurant and bar scene has emerged along the Neckar River just a few minutes’ walk from the Bildungscampus in recent years.
The city’s museums and the Heilbronn Theater offer great variety for those interested in culture and learning. At the hands-on museum Experimenta, Germany’s largest science center, adults and children can explore fascinating natural phenomena.
Indeed, the city is shaped by its river and the vineyards that surround it. Around 120 family businesses in and near Heilbronn produce the famous Wuerttemberger wine, predominantly from Trollinger and Lemberger grapes.