How to get there

The venue (Mannheim University / Schloss) is situated in the town’s center. See below for information on getting to Mannheim, on getting to the venue and for a map with important points of interest.

Getting to Mannheim

By plane: The nearest and biggest airport is Frankfurt International Airport (FRA).

Mannheim does also have a very small regional airport (MHG), but it only offers national flights and only some flights per day (to and from Berlin and Hamburg).

Airports near to Mannheim in order from the nearest to the farthest airport:

  • Frankfurt International Airport (FRA)
    • to Mannheim by train: around 30 minutes
    • to Mannheim by car: around 1 hour
  • Stuttgart Airport (STR)
    • to Mannheim by train: around 1.5 hours
    • to Mannheim by car: around 1.5 hours
  • Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport (FKB)
    • to Mannheim by bus/train: around 1.5 hours
    • to Mannheim by car: around 1.5 hours
  • Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
    • to Mannheim by train: around 2 hours
    • to Mannheim by car: around 2.5 hours
  • Düsseldorf Airport (DUS)
    • to Mannheim by train: around 2.5 hours
    • to Mannheim by car: around 3 hours
  • Nuremberg Airport (NUE)
    • to Mannheim by train: around 3.5 hours
    • to Mannheim by car: around 3 hours
  • Munich Airport (MUC)
    • to Mannheim by train: around 4 hours
    • to Mannheim by car: around 3.5 hours

By train: Mannheim main station is a transportation hub in the immediate vicinity of the University of Mannheim. You can reach it from several international airports within a few hours (see above). To check railway schedules and to buy tickets, please visit the website of Deutsche Bahn (German railway operator).

By car: If you are driving without the help of GPS, you can reach the university by taking the A6 highway, and exiting at Mannheim Mitte (A656). Go straight ahead to reach B37, follow it past the Planetarium and then turn left following the sign indicating Universität. Once you have passed Mannheim main station, you are on Bismarckstrasse, which leads you directly to the palace (left hand side) where the conference will be held.

Parking: Mannheim Palace does not have a visitor’s car park. We recommend using the parking lot underneath the university’s cafeteria (Mensa) or the parking lot of your accommodation. For being directed to the Mensa car park, enter Bismarckstrasse 10 in 68161 Mannheim into your navigation system.

To reach the Mensa parking lot you need to drive along the building and follow the right lane until you have passed a fork. Afterwards, make sure to use the left lane as you need to make a U-turn after approximately 150 meters. A blue parking sign will indicate the upcoming turn. After the U-turn, go on for another 150 meters until you can enter the Mensa parking lot by making a turn to the right.

Getting to the venue (University of Mannheim / Schloss)

The venue (University of Mannheim / Schloss) is situated in the town’s center and easy to reach either by foot or by public transportation.

By foot: The walk from Mannheim main station takes around ten minutes. From any centrally located accommodation you can also easily get to the venue by foot. You’ll get to the conference find by using the university’s main entrance being located in the east wing (Ostflügel).

By public transportation: You can get to the university by taking the tram/streetcar lines 1, 2, 4a, 5, 5a, 6, 6a, and 15 or bus route 60 to the stations Schloss or Universität. The local public transport system is operated by the Rhein-Neckar-Verkehrs GmbH (rnv).

  • Direction and timetables of trams and busses: Go to https://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en and type in your station, stop or address of departure and the destinations “Schloss, Mannheim” or “Universität, Mannheim” (“Universitat, Mannheim” will work fine as well).

By car: See above (“Parking”).

You can use our IIEMCA19 map for directions to the most important locations: