Getting to the University of Mannheim
By bus or train
Mannheim's main station is in close reach of the University of Mannheim and enables access to ICE trains. The tram lines 1, 2, 4a, 5/5a, 6/6a, 15 and the bus 60 will take you to the university where you can either get off at the stop "Schloss" or "Universität". Search timetables here.
The university is a 10-minute walk from the main station: Leave the main station in direction of the town centre. Cross the tram lines and turn left. Follow the road straight on for about 300m passing a car park on your left-hand side, continue to the end of the road. Here you will come across a cream-coloured house with blue window-frames. Turn right in front of this house and go straight on until you get to a multi-lane road, the Bismarckstraße. Taking a left turn and walking past two blocks of houses in the Bismarckstraße you will reach the university. The main entrance is situated in the east wing, directly in front of you.
By car the university can be reached via the A6, leaving the motorway at the exit "Mannheim Mitte". After the planetarium follow the signs to the left indicating "Universität". After passing the main train station, keep straight on. The road will lead you to the baroque palace which accomodates large parts of the university. The main entrance of the university lies in the east wing, the first wing coming into sight driving along the Bismarckstraße. Unfortunately the university does not have a car park for visitors. You can park your car in the multi-storey car park directly by the Bismarckstraße next to the west wing of the baroque palace or in the car park in N2. Further car parks can be located on the map below.
The map as a PDF
Mannheim has got a "city airport" with direct connections to and from Berlin and Hamburg. Frankfurt International Airport can be reached via train within 30 minutes time.