Heidelberg has many American barracks. Until 2013 NATO had his headquarters in Heidelberg. That’s one of the reasons tens of thousands Americans lived in Heidelberg’s barracks. In september 2013 the last American has left the city, leaving the barracks empty. In the near future the barracks will be used for civil purposes.
This photo-essay shows the first barrack that got a different usage than housing Americans: housing students. In the student complex the former American presence is still visible. Student housing in Heidelberg is difficult to get and therefore expensive. So cheap rooms are very welcome. An average room costs about €250,- per month.