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This is Why Heidelberg Was Lauded as a Center of Learning

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In the 16th century, Louis V helped place Heidelberg Castle at the epicenter of science and learning. First by writing a famous book of medicine, then by expanding the castle?s library to house more books.

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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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