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 high-speed ICE trains. The tram lines 1, 3, 4 and 5 will take you to the university (just one stop). 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 in front of the bakery. Follow the road straight on for about 300m passing a car park on your left-hand side and 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 the 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 along 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 autobahn A6, leaving the motorway at the exit “Mannheim Mitte”. At 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 accommodates 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 under the Mensa. It is located next to west wing of the baroque palace and can be accessed directly from the Bismarckstraße. Alternatively, you can park your car in the multi-storey car park in N2.
Taxis are available outside the train station.
To call a taxi, please, dial:
– Taxi Zentrale
Mannheim ph. +49 621 444044
– Taxi Erol ph. +49 621 441144
– Köhler Taxi ph. +49 621 43065009
– Ralph Böhm Taxiunternehmen ph. +49 621 738561
Public bike rental is possible with VRNnextbike. VRNnextbike stations are always located close to bus and tram stops or train stations, which means you can perfectly combine the various means of transport. More information can be found here.
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 – at the terminal follow directions for “long distance trains”. A schedule can be found here. Taxis are available around the clock at both terminals and the long-distance train station. It takes 50 minutes to Mannheim and costs around 150€.