Planing your trip


We can offer you a selection of hotels in Heidelberg at different rates. Following this link you will get to the list and the details of the accommodation offered. The offer expires on 3 August 2018.

Budget-priced accommodations may be found here:

DJH Heidelberg (Youth Hostel), visit  

Steffis Hostel (independent hostel), visit

AirB&B, visit

Travel to Heidelberg

We are looking forward to three days of exchange, learning and discussion. Participants and speakers are encouraged to book their travel and accommodation early, and to spend the entire event with us. 

All the information you need to get to Heidelberg is available here


Heidelberg is too small to have its own airport, but its location between Frankfurt and Stuttgart makes it easily accessible by train, shuttle, rental car, or taxi.

From the Frankfurt Airport:

The S-Bahn, regional and local trains leave the Frankfurt airport from Terminal 1, Level 1, platforms 1 – 3.

There is regular train service via Mannheim from the long distance train station. This is the fastest and most convenient connection.

It is possible to travel via Frankfurt Main Station. From there you have IC/EC service directly to Heidelberg.

From the Stuttgart Airport:

The S-Bahn leaves the Stuttgart airport from Terminal 1, Level 1.

You can travel to Heidelberg in 1 ½ to 2 hours by train. You will have to switch train at Stuttgart Main Station (Stuttgart Hbf.) There is direct service to Heidelberg (IC/EC ) or with ICE via Mannheim.


The main train station (Hauptbahnhof or short: Hbf) in Heidelberg is centrally located. It has service to both regional towns and major cities, making it easy to get to Heidelberg.

To find prices for the different trains and routes, visit the English section of the German rail website

The Deutsche Bahn also offers “Rail&Fly”, a special package purchased through your airline which adds rail passes to your airline ticket.


Public transport in Heidelberg is available by busses and trams. You can find more information here: RNV and VRN



Heidelberg is a relatively small town and it’s a biking town. It is easy to go wherever you want in a short period of time using a bicycle. It is said that Heidelberg has more cyclists than motorists. Most streets or walkways have bike lanes, and there are several places where renting a bike is possible. Try this one, for example:

VRNnextbike – bike rental in Heidelberg,visit

The main venue of the conference will be Neue Universität, Universitätsplatz, Heidelberg, and the streams will be held in several lecture halls within the building.