city in SW Germany, in the state of Baden-Württemberg: site of a famous university (founded 1386): pop. 140,000
See Heidelberg in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A city of southwest Germany on the Neckar River north-northwest of Stuttgart. First mentioned in the 12th century, it was the capital of the Palatinate until the early 18th century. Its university was established in 1386. Population: 145,000.