The university city of Heidelberg

5 September 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  6 minutes

Heidelberg © - whobee

Heidelberg © – whobee

Heidelberg is a city in south-west Germany. The fifth-largest city in the State of Baden-Württemberg after Stuttgart, Mannheim, Karlsruhe and Freiburg im Breisgau, Heidelberg is part of the densely-populated Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region. In 2009, over 145,000 people lived in the city. Heidelberg lies on the River Neckar in a steep valley in the Odenwald.   read more…

Walldorf in the Rhine-Neckar district

21 September 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  6 minutes

Museum Astorhaus © Heeeey

Museum Astorhaus © Heeeey

Walldorf is currently probably best known as the city that headquarters the world’s third largest software company SAP, but it is also the birthplace of the millionaire John Jacob Astor, at the time of his death the wealthiest man in the United States. Astor’s descendants of the Astor family perpetuated the North-Americanized version Waldorf in the names of The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and Waldorf salad. It is also the origin of the name of the Waldorf-Astoria-Zigarettenfabrik and through it Waldorf education.   read more…

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