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 (hīd′l-bûrg′, -bĕrk′)
A city of southwest Germany on the Neckar River north-northwest of Stuttgart. First mentioned in the 1100s, it was the capital of the Palatinate until the early 1700s. Its university was established in 1386.


(ˈhaɪdəlˌbɜːɡ; German ˈhaidəlbɛrk)
(Placename) 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)


(ˈhaɪd lˌbɜrg)

a city in NW Baden-Württemberg, in SW Germany: university, founded 1386. 138,964.
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Researchers base their findings on more than 11,500 women who were taking part in the Heidelberg arm of EPIC, a large European study that is tracking the impact of diet and lifestyle on disease, particularly cancer.