[hahyd-l-burg; German hahyd-l-berk]


a city in NW Baden-Württemberg, in SW Germany: university, founded 1386.

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  • Some of his models have been preserved in the Anatomical Museum at Heidelberg.

  • Here comes the Heidelberg professor, accompanied by two fair daughters.

    Mountain Meditations

    L. Lind-af-Hageby

  • We met the Wilcoxes on an awful expedition that we made from Heidelberg to Speyer.

    Howards End

    E. M. Forster

  • We're counting on you because of your record, and because of your degree in science at Heidelberg.

  • There, too, were the two brothers Burnett, whom I had met long before in Heidelberg.


    Charles Godfrey Leland

British Dictionary definitions for heidelberg



a city in SW Germany, in NW Baden-Württemberg on the River Neckar: capital of the Palatinate from the 13th century until 1719; famous castle (begun in the 12th century) and university (1386), the oldest in Germany. Pop: 142 959 (2003 est)
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