The city of Heidelberg looks forward to welcoming you!
Greetings from the Lord Mayor of the city of Heidelberg, Eckart Würzner!
Ladies and gentlemen,
I am very pleased to welcome you to the Passive House conference in Heidelberg in 2019. As home to the Bahnstadt, one of the largest Passive House districts in the world, there is hardly a better venue for this event. The Heidelberg Bahnstadt is a beacon project for modern and energy-efficient construction and is being built on an area as large as the well-known old city of Heidelberg. Increasingly, it is receiving attention internationally and serving as a model for similar projects in China and other countries worldwide.
Ten years after the ground-breaking ceremony and the onset of visible developments in the Bahnstadt, more than 4,000 people already live in Heidelberg's youngest district. The Bahnstadt enjoys enormous popularity, especially among young families. An attractive mix of living and working, shopping and cultural offerings, open spaces and playgrounds characterise the urban district. I would like to cordially invite you to experience the Bahnstadt for yourself on the conference’s Sunday tour or during a walk through the district. It is worth it!
I wish you a nice stay in Heidelberg with interesting events and exciting discussions.
Prof. Dr. Eckart Würzner, Lord Mayor of the city of Heidelberg
Patron of the Passive House conference "Achieve Better Buildings!" in Heidelberg 2019