Fuontain on Karlsplatz, Heidelberg Castle in the background

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Getting to and Arrival in Heidelberg

Getting to Heidelberg
Arrival in Heidelberg
Please note

Getting to Heidelberg

By air:

Heidelberg is located in the Rhein-Neckar region, about 90 km south of Frankfurt (Main). The nearest international airports are Frankfurt/Main Airport, Stuttgart Airport and Hahn Airport.

From Frankfurt International Airport:

The train ride from Frankfurt to Heidelberg takes about one hour and may involve changing trains either at the main station in Frankfurt or in Mannheim. A one-way ticket costs about € 28.

It is also possible to take the Lufthansa Airport Shuttle from Frankfurt International Airport to Heidelberg. Vans run between 7:00 a.m. and 10:15 p.m. from the Frankfurt Airport pick-up location. Please remember to make a reservation for the airport shuttle at least 3 days in advance and bring the ticket for your reservation with you. The price of a one-way ticket to Heidelberg is € 24, but you can save by booking early. The shuttle terminates at the rear entrance of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Heidelberg. From there, you can either take a taxi to the building “Marstall” (Marstallstraße 5) or walk to nearby Bismarckplatz and take bus #31 or #32 (direction: Universitätsplatz) from the bus stop at Bismarckplatz to Marstallstraße. A ticket will cost € 1.20 (so-called City Ticket).

You can also book a TLS airport shuttle taxi to Heidelberg. A staff member of TLS will pick you up at the Frankfurt Airport’s Meeting Point and take you directly to the Summer School office. The TLS shuttle service has to be booked at least three days beforehand, and a one-way ticket costs about € 35.

From Stuttgart Airport:

From Stuttgart Airport to Heidelberg, the train takes approximately one and a half hours and involves changing trains, usually at Stuttgart main station. A one-way tickets costs about € 29. There will be a Summer School reception desk at the main station, and our staff will indicate how to proceed to the Summer School office.

For further options of getting from Stuttgart airport to Heidelberg, please see the airport’s website.

From Frankfurt Hahn Airport:

There is a regular shuttle bus service from Frankfurt Hahn airport to Heidelberg. The price of a one-way ticket to Heidelberg is € 20. The shuttle terminates at Heidelberg main station. Inside the station, there will be a Summer School reception desk, and our staff will indicate how to proceed to the Summer School office.

By train:

Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof/Heidelberg main station is a stop for both national and international connections. Information on train schedules and fares is available at:

By car:

Heidelberg can be approached from the A5, A6, A7, and A656 motorways. Please note that parking space in the city center is limited and usually not free.

By bus:

Lately, there has been a growing number of national intercity busses (Fernbus) and international bus lines. Find bus connections online, for example on or only). The website compares various long-distance bus portals (German only).


Arrival in Heidelberg

Information regarding address and site plan of the Summer School office as well as accommodation bureau etc. will be sent to you in our confirmation letter.

Participants are advised to wait until they have received their class placement before purchasing a course book.

Course workshops are presented on Wednesday, August 3, in the afternoon. Language classes begin on Friday, August 4.


Please Note

Group registration is not possible.

The university regrets that it cannot offer any scholarships for the above courses, and nor can it arrange paid employment for participants.

No parking facilities are provided.

Computer use and internet access is possible only in some university buildings and in internet-cafés.


IMPORTANT: Participants must arrange their own health cover prior to arrival. The Summer School cannot be held responsible for any medical costs.

Participants requiring a visa must be sure to apply to representatives of the German consular in good time.

Requests concerning this page to: Philippe Bayer
Latest Revision: 2017-03-22
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