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SOUND OF SCHLIERBACH Open-Air Festival at Wolfsbrunnen

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Sound of Schlierbach from July 11 – 26, 2024 at Wolfsbrunnen ©️ Wolfsbrunnen Kultur

Anyone who has ever attended the SOUND OF SCHLIERBACH open-air festival knows the magic of the Wolfsbrunnen area. This year’s program is once again a guarantee for wonderful summer evenings with varied types of music and sounds from different genres such as pop, latin, jazz or classical music.

From July 11 to 26, 2024, exceptional artists once again come to the Wolfsbrunnen. The Freddy Wonder Combo, The Wright Thing and Easygrims are an integral part of SOUND OF SCHLIERBACH and therefor of course part of the lineup. Anna Krämer, the Marcus Zimmermann Duo, Krüger Rockt! and Daylight will also be taking part. New on stage are Groovin’ Nana and the Jimmy Reiter Band.

The program also includes two entertaining afternoons for children.

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When a Submarine travels through Heidelberg…

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The submarine U17 on its way to the Museum of Technology in Sinsheim © Technikmuseen Sinsheim and Speyer

The time has come: After having made its way from the North Sea via the Rhine River and now on the Neckar River to Sinsheim, the decommissioned, almost 90-metre-long and 10-metre-high U17 submarine of the German Navy docks in Heidelberg on July 6, 2024.

It took months of careful planning and installing a mechanism to turn the submarine on its side to allow it to pass underneath the Old Bridge. Before the ship proceeds below the Old Bridge the steel colossus first tilts, as planned, to one side by 70 degrees and then turns back upright again afterwards.

The heavy transport then winds its way across the Neckar River and through the narrow villages of Kraichgau until it finally reaches its destination, the Museum of Technology in Sinsheim.

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or watch the action through the live video link u17-live/

Did you know …

Anatomiegarten Mit Bunsen DenkmalAnatomiegarten Bunsen-Denkmal © Stefan Kuhn

… that the Bunsen burner was invented in Heidelberg?

Robert Wilhelm Eberhard Bunsen, born on March 30, 1811 in Göttingen, died on August 16, 1899 in Heidelberg, was a German chemist. Together with Gustav Robert Kirchhoff, he discovered caesium and rubidium in 1861 and developed spectral analysis, which can be used to detect chemical elements in a highly specific manner. For this purpose, Bunsen perfected a particular gas torch, which had previously been invented by Michael Faraday and would later be called the Bunsen burner. During his time at the University of Heidelberg, Bunsen taught well over 3,000 students. In his honor, a statue was erected in the anatomy garden.

You can even take a Bunsen tour of Heidelberg.

One of his students was the chemist Henry Roscoe. About Robert Bunsen, he said: “As an investigator, he was great. As a teacher, even greater. As a man and friend, he was greatest.”

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Charles De Graimberg

Charles Francois de Graimberg (1774 – 1864) in a portrait by Guido Schmitt, 1902 © Kurpfälzisches Museum Heidelberg

Did you know …

… that a Frenchman, Charles de Graimberg, saved the Heidelberg Castle ruins?

Charles de Graimberg came to Heidelberg in 1810 to make copperplate engravings of the castle ruins and the town – and remained in Heidelberg until his death in 1864. Back then, he was shocked to discover that the people of Heidelberg were using the ruins as a quarry for their houses and the castle garden as a potato field. Furthermore, a contract had already been signed with a demolition company.

He campaigned for the preservation of the ruins with personal commitment and his own money, paid guards, even took up residence in the castle and his copperplate engravings made Heidelberg known to a broad public. He was successful.

And so, thanks to Charles de Graimberg, we can still marvel at this world-famous symbol of Romanticism today.

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Did you know …

… that Heidelberg is the most sustainable city in Germany?

The latest city ranking by business magazine WirtschaftsWoche concludes that Heidelberg is the most sustainable and future-oriented city in Germany.

Among other things, Heidelberg impresses with its passive house district Bahnstadt, the new energy storage facility in Pfaffengrund and the lowest youth unemployment rate.

Furthermore, the ranking highlights the high value that science and research, education and training have for Heidelberg. Every fifth euro in the city’s budget is invested for the benefit of children and young people, and around 70% of employees in Heidelberg work in knowledge-intensive services.

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