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How Heidelberg Went from University to Falcon Nesting Site

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In the middle ages, Heidelberg castle was a center of learning, the birthplace of the first university in Germany. Today, it?s a birthplace of a different kind: peregrine falcons.

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Standing deep in the German countryside for over 500 years, Heidelberg Castle was once home to the country's first university. Now, it has become part of the surrounding ecosystem. From toads swimming in the grounds' fountains to peregrine falcons nesting in the bell tower, tour a medieval mausoleum steeped in nature.

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