The Neue Universität of Heidelberg is a listed building complex in Heidelberg’s old town. The three-winged complex is not far from the Alte Universität. The building was constructed between 1930 and 1934 and was thoroughly modernized between 2009 and 2011.

How to get to Heidelberg

Heidelberg is close to two major airports Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Stuttgart Airport (STR). In addition, Mannheim (about 10 minutes to Heidelberg) is one of the largest train stations in Germany.

By car
Coming from the A5, change to the A656 direction Heidelberg at the motorway intersection Heidelberg; coming from the A6, change to the A656 at the motorway intersection Mannheim.

By train to Heidelberg main station
Heidelberg can be reached via the German railway socalled Deutsche Bahn intercity connection, EC, ICE, regional trains and suburban trains socalled S-Bahn.

It is also very covenient from other cities in Germany to take the ICE train to Mannheim and the S-Bahn connection from Mannheim main station to Heidelberg.

For timetable inquiries see Deutsche Bahn and VRN (S-Bahn). You can book tickets for the German railway system directly on the homepage of the Deutsche Bahn.

Traveling by plane

From Frankfurt Main Airport there are several options to go to Heidelberg:

  • By ICE to Heidelberg (Deutsche Bahn), about 50 minutes. You have to change trains in Mannheim.
  • By Frankfurt Airport Shuttles to the Crowne Plaza Hotel Heidelberg. The bus takes 60 minutes to Heidelberg and requires reservation ahead (Frankfurt Airport Shuttles).
  • By TLS Shuttle Service (1 h ride).
  • You can also book an individual transfer.

From Stuttgart Airport there are several options to go to Heidelberg, too.

  • By IC to Heidelberg (Deutsche Bahn), about 90 minutes.
  • By Airport Shuttle-Service Stuttgart. This is an individual car transfer which requires reservation (travel time: 90 minutes). 
  • You can also book an individual transfer.