The convention center is located in Heidelberg's Old Town, next to the river Neckar and close to several hotels, the famous Heidelberg Castle and many other sights. Moreover the convention center can be reached easily by public transport.
Kongresshaus Stadthalle Heidelberg
The motorways A5/A6, with interconnected highways, serve much of the greater Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region. Motorways A5/A6, direct motorway on-ramps and exits from/to Heidelberg via the A5/A656 (Darmstadt-Karlsruhe-Basel).
On entering the city, there are already indications of possibilities for parking. At the end of the autobahn, in Speyererstraße and Schlierbacher Landstrasse, there are direction signs for three destination areas:
- Zentrum (center)
- Altstadt (old town center) / Schloss (castle)
- Stadthalle Kongresshaus (convention center)
The best parking possibilities for visitors of the convention center are parking garages P6 and P8 in the convention center area.
Heidelberg has an environmental zone, into which only vehicles which meet certain emissions standards are permitted to drive. Cars which are used in the Green Zone must be equipped with a sticker that indicates their emissions group. Since January 2012 only vehicles which display a green or yellow sticker are permitted in the environmental zones.
Please note that from January 2013 even the yellow sticker will be no longer permitted, you need a green sticker to drive in the environmental zones.
Heidelberg is part of the ICE and IC/EC net of the German Rail.
From the main station to the convention center it takes about 15 minutes (2.5 km) by bus or taxi.
Bus lines: 31, 32 and 35 (bus stop "Kongresshaus")
City Airport Mannheim (about 15 km away)
Tram No. 5 gets you from the airport to Heidelberg (see www.vrn.de).
Information about rental cars or taxis can be obtained at: www.flugplatz.mannheim.de
Frankfurt Airport City (about 80 km away)
Transfer: Airport Shuttle Service TLS: This shuttle service can be booked by individuals prior to departure.
Call +49 6221 142226
Lufthansa Airport Bus: Departures directly from Terminal 1 in front of arrivals hall B. Pre-booking is recommended. Stops at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Heidelberg. Information: www.lufthansa-airportbus.de
Deutsche Bahn: Trains depart for Heidelberg directly from the Fernbahnhof (long-distance train station) opposite Terminal 1, with a change of trains in Mannheim. Information: www.bahn.de
Baden-Airpark at Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport (about 90 km away)
Transfer: The Baden Airpark Express Shuttle bus stops at the Heidelberg main railway station. Information: www.badenairpark.de
Stuttgart Airport (about 120 km away)
Transfer: With the S-Bahn direct to the Stuttgart main train station, which is part of the ICE, EC and IC network and connects to Heidelberg, journey time is about 50 minutes.
Frankfurt Hahn Airport (about 150 km away)
Transfer: The Hahn Express shuttle bus stops at Heidelberg’s main railway station. Information: www.hahn-express.de