The conference will take place in St. Martin, which is approximately 30km from Mannheim. We will organize a bus transfer from Mannheim main station to the conference hotel on Tuesday afternoon (5pm) and Wednesday morning (9am) and a transfer back to Mannheim main station on Friday noon (1pm and 2:30pm). The city of Mannheim is easily accessible by car or train, and there are several international airports close by.
HOW TO GET THERE BY CAR
Directly to St. Martin:
- From Northwest (Cologne, Dusseldorf) take A61 until junction Mutterstadt and then follow A 65 in the direction of Neustadt/Weinstr./Landau. Take Exit 14 to Edenkoben/Maikammer. At serveral traffic circles follow the direction Maikammer/St. Martin.
- From North (Frankfurt) take A5/A67 and then from junction Viernheim follow A6 in the direction of Saarbrücken/Kaiserslautern/Ludwigshafen. Take Exit 23 Ludwigshafen-Nord and follow B9 in the direction Ludwigshafen/Speyer. Then take the Exit to A65 to Neustadt and continue as above.
- From East (Nurnberg) take A6 to junction Hockenheim, then follow A61 in the direction of Koblenz/Saarbrucken. Take Exit 63 Speyer and follow B9 in the direction Speyer/Landau. Turn right to B39 in direction Neustadt. Near Neustadt take K9 to Diedesfeld/Maikammer, behind Maikammer turn right to St. Martin.
- From Southeast (Karlsruhe, Stuttgart, Munich) take A8 to junction Karlsruhe and then follow A5 to Karlsruhe. Take Exit 45 Karlsruhe-Mitte in the direction of Landau/Karlsruhe and from there continue on B10 and A65 past Landau. Leave A65 on Exit 14 to Edenkoben/Maikammer. At serveral traffic circles follow the direktion Maikammer/St. Martin.
- From West (Saarbrücken, Paris) take A6 and A8 in the direction of Landau and take Exit 15 Pirmansens in the direction of Pirmasens/Landau. Follow B10 past Landau and enter A65 in direction Ludwigshafen/Neustadt. Leave A65 on Exit 14 to Edenkoben/Maikammer. At serveral traffic circles follow the direktion Maikammer/St. Martin.
To Mannheim: From Northwest (Cologne, Dusseldorf) take A61 until junction Ludwigshafen and then follow A 650 in the direction of Ludwigshafen. Take Exit B44 to Mannheim. From North (Frankfurt) take A5/A67 and then from junction Mannheim follow A656 in the direction of Mannheim-Mitte. From East (Nurnberg) take A6 to junction Mannheim, then follow A656 to Mannheim-Mitte. From Southeast (Stuttgart, Munich) take A8/A81 to junction Weinsberg and from there follow the A6 in the direction of Heidelberg/Mannheim. From junction Mannheim follow follow A656 to Mannheim-Mitte. From South (Karlsruhe, Basel) take A5 to junction Walldorf and from there follow the A6 and A656 as above. From West (Saarbrücken, Paris) take A6 until Exit 23 Ludwigshafen-Nord, then follow B9 and B44 to Mannheim.
For those arriving by car, we recommend driving to St. Martin as there is no free parking in the city center of Mannheim.
HOW TO GET THERE BY PLANE
The closest airport to Mannheim is Frankfurt Airport. Since Frankfurt is Germany’s largest airport there are flights from almost everywhere in the world going in and out of Frankfurt. Once at the Airport, the easiest way to get to Mannheim is by train. The airport has its own station and trains take about 35 min. to Mannheim main station.
Another option close to Mannheim is Stuttgart Airport. It is located southeast of Mannheim and it will take you about 80min by train to get to Mannheim. There is no direct connection, you need to change trains at Stuttgart main station.
Baden-Airpark is also known as Airport Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden. It is mostly budget airlines like Ryanair which fly into Baden-Airpark. After arriving at Baden-Airpark one has to take a cab or bus to Baden-Baden station from where there are trains connecting you to Mannheim. Total travel time from Baden-Airpark usually exceeds 90 min.
Frankfurt-Hahn Airport is not to be confused with Frankfurt Airport, in fact it is located more than 100km to the west of Frankfurt. Frankfurt-Hahn Airport is a major Ryanair-hub in Germany, however there are also other budget airlines which fly there. Although Frankfurt-Hahn might be the cheapest alternative, we do not recommend to fly there since it takes almost 2 hours by bus to get to Mannheim and the airport is badly integrated into the public transport system.
HOW TO GET THERE BY TRAIN
Mannheim main station is considered one of the major hubs of Deutsche Bahn. For that reason there are plenty of trains connecting you to all major cities in Germany and even in Europe. In fact, it might be faster to take the train from Paris, Zurich or Brussels and if you compare how much time a flight takes you in total (getting to and from the airport, security, waiting at the airport,…) to how long it takes you to get to the station and on the train. Simply check the website of Deutsche Bahn to figure out what might be the best solution for you. In case you miss the bus transfer from Mannheim main station, there are also regional trains to Neustadt. From Neustadt it is best to take a taxi as the connection to St. Martin is complicated and infrequent.
ORIENTATION IN ST.MARTIN
The conference hotel offers a map of St.Martin. The hotel is located above the village and can be reached via Oberst-Barrett-Straße (by car) or by taking a foodpath from the village via Jahnstr. and Im Dörnel which reaches the hotel from the other side. The walk takes about 15-20 minutes.