The anti-nuclear power movement, women's movements, Spontis (left-wing activists), K groups (New Left), men's groups, living communities, and so much more – undoubtedly, the seventies was the decade where Heidelberg underwent the most changes, with far-reaching consequences still evident today.
It was also the decade of the sexual revolution, counter-public stances, terrorism, international solidarity, self-managed alternative projects and an overflow of creativity. The student movement reached its peak; at the same time the town administration and community council decided on a thorough redevelopment of the old city and the creation of the Emmertsgrund district.
In this time of upheaval, when the foundations were lain for the great political changes of the eighties, Heidelberg, after Berlin and Frankfurt, was at the centre of the whole country's attention.
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