ESA European meeting 2015 in Heidelberg, Germany

About Heidelberg

Heidelberg is Gemany's oldest university town, located in the southern state of Baden-Württemberg. Famous for its natural surroundings and romantic old town, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Germany. Top attractions include the Heidelberg Castle, the Old Bridge, and the Philosopher's Way.

 

Getting there:

 

By rail: If you are traveling from close by, the best way to reach Heidelberg is by train. See www.bahn.de for schedules. (Note: you can use this site to look for connections originating in other countries.)

 

If you are flying, the best option is to go to Frankfurt International Airport. From there, you can either take a train (1h, change in Mannheim) or use a Lufthansa shuttle bus (1h, no change). Both options cost approximately 25 EUR.

  • Trains depart often from the long distance train station in the airport. See www.bahn.de for train times. Tickets can be purchased at machines (cash or credit card) or from a human being - look for "Reisezentrum".
  • The shuttle leaves from Terminal 1, arrivals level, Hall B, and arrives in Heidelberg at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. This service should be booked ahead of time to guarantee a seat. See http://www.heidelberg-airport-shuttle.com/

Another option is to fly into Stuttgart Airport. From there, trains run regularly (90 min, change in Stuttgart Main Station). This will cost approximately 30 EUR. See the airport website for details, go to www.bahn.de for train times. Tickets can be purchased at machines (cash or credit card) or from a human being - look for "Reisezentrum".

 

Finally, you can book a low-cost flight to Frankfurt Hahn. From there, you can use a regular shuttle bus service to Heidelberg (2 1/2 hours, arrive Heidelberg train station). This will cost approximately 20 EUR. Tickets can be purchased in the terminal or from the driver.

 

See these pages for further information about Heidelberg: