Travel Information

Train and long distance bus

Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof (main train station) is located close to the city centre. There are express services to all countries in Europe, Frankfurt international airport and Stuttgart airport as well as regional trains. You can find train schedules here.

Long distance busses from various cities to Heidelberg can be booked here.


Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) – 82km
the closest and most convenient airport for Heidelberg.

Baden-Airpark Karlsruhe Baden-Baden (FKB) – 90km
a small airport with limited connection to Heidelberg.

Stuttgart Airport (STR) – 120km
international airport about an hour and a half south of Heidelberg.

Frankfurt Hahn Airport (HHN) – 163km
a small airport with limited connection to Heidelberg via shuttle buses

Airport Shuttles

The Lufthansa Airport Shuttle Bus from Frankfurt International Airport to Heidelberg leaves from terminal 1 (arrivals – level B meeting point, close to exit B3) and terminal 2 (departure E, exit 8, waiting area 23N) arriving at Heidelberg Crowne Plaza Hotel in the city centre.

Alternatively, long distance busses from various cities to Heidelberg can be booked here.

Public Transport

The Bus 20 (direction S-Bahnhof Altstadt) regularly runs from the central station to the old city. In order to reach the venues please get off the bus at Rathaus/Bergbahn stop. From there, it is 2 minutes to Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften,

and 5 minutes to Völkerkundemuseum vPST.


Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften
Karlstraße 4
69117 Heidelberg
Tel: +49 (0) 6221-543265
Fax: +49 (0) 6221-543355
E-mail: HAdW (at)



Völkerkundemuseum vPST
Hauptstraße 235
69117 Heidelberg
Tel: +49 (0) 6221-22067
Fax: +49 (0) 6221-914370
E-mail: mail (at)


Suggested Accommodation

Hotel am Rathaus
Heiliggeiststr. 1, 69117 Heidelberg
Tel: +49 (0) 6221-14730
Fax: +49 (0) 06221-147337
e-mail: hotelamrathaus (at)

Please inform the hotel if your arrival will take place after 23.00 o'clock, because the reception is occupied only until 23.00 o'clock.

Suggested Accommodation
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