Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ)
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
GPS data: N49° 24′ 51″ E8° 40′ 21″
For more information: www.dkfz.de
From Frankfurt Rhein-Main International Airport
Public Transportation: Frankfurt Rhein-Main International Airport is located about 80 km from Heidelberg. On arrival at Frankfurt Airport, take the train to Heidelberg Central Station (with or without change in Mannheim). You may also take the Lufthansa Bus to Crowne Plaza Hotel. Travel time is about 60 minutes. From the station, you can walk (15 -20 minutes) or take a taxi which takes about 8 minutes and costs approximately € 8.
To Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof (Heidelberg Central Station)
Heidelberg is connected directly (or via Mannheim, 10 minutes) to the ICE- and IC/EC-Network of German Railways (DB). Arrival is at Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof (Central Station). For more information: www.bahn.de
Cabs wait in front of the central station. A taxi ride from the central station takes 5 -10 minutes and costs approx. € 8. In case you want to call, numbers are: +49 (0) 6221-30 20 30 or +49 (0) 6221-73 90 90. At the conference we will be happy to assist you at the registration desk.
Because of the limited number of parking areas in the Neuenheimer Feld, it is recommended to arrive by public transport.
Approaching Heidelberg on Autobahn A5 from Frankfurt or Karlsruhe, change to Autobahn A656 from direction Mannheim at the junction "Heidelberger Kreuz". Continue on Autobahn A 656 to Heidelberg, which ends at the Heidelberg City limits.
As you enter the city of Heidelberg, follow the signs „Eberbach/HD-Wieblingen/Chirurgie“: Turn left at first traffic light, then right at second. Follow the curve at the next light. Underpass the Neckar Bridge, then turn right twice heading for "Chirurgie/DKFZ". Having crossed the Neckar River, take the left lane at the first intersection and head for "Chirurgie/DKFZ". Follow this street to the next intersection. Do NOT turn left and drive through the gate, as indicated by DKFZ-signs (it's a checkpoint)! Drive straight ahead instead. To the right there are (chargeable) parking lots where you can park your car. From the car park walk back to the gate and pass it. Follow the street for about 100 meters.
The German Cancer Research Center is the tall building on the right (for your orientation, you can find the house numbers on the top of each building; DKFZ has 280). Go straight ahead along the building, until you can see the main entrance on the right . The venue takes place in the Kommunikationszentrum (lower white building with the glas front), which you may enter left to the main entrance.
Public Transportation from Heidelberg Central Station
By Tramway: Take the north exit (Kurfürstenanlage) of the central station to the tram stop. Take tram number 24 with terminus "Burgstr.", or tram number 21 with terminus "OEG-Bahnhof". With both lines, get off at the stop "Neuenheim, Jahnstraße/Chirurgie" (right after the Neckar bridge). Cross the street to the left and walk into „Jahnstrasse“. Follow that street until you reach the gate on the left. Pass the gate and walk into „Kirschnerstrasse“. About 100 meters down the road you will see the DKFZ main entrance on your right. The venue takes place in the Kommunikationszentrum (low white building with the glas front), which you can enter directly left to the main entrance.
By Bus: The bus stop at the central station is located next to the tram stop. Take Bus number 32 in the direction of "Neuenheim Kopfklinik" and get off at the stop "Neuenheim, Chirurgische Klinik". About 100 meters down the road you will see the DKFZ main entrance on your right. The venue takes place in the Kommunikationszentrum (low white building with the glas front), which you can enter left to the main entrance.
Travel time is in any case about 6 minutes. The fare of a single ride within Heidelberg costs € 2,30. A day ticket costs € 5.50. See further Public Transportation Information.
Walk from Heidelberg Central Station
As the German Cancer Research Center is located only about 1.5 km from the central station, one may walk which takes 15-20 minutes. After leaving the central station in the northern direction, cross the „Kurfürsten-Anlage“ (large 4-lane-street). Walk north along the „Mittermaierstrasse“ crossing the Neckar River. Right after the bridge, turn left into „Jahnstrasse“. Follow that street until you reach the gate on the left. Pass the gate and walk into „Kirschnerstrasse“. About 100 meters down the road you will see the DKFZ main entrance to your right. The conference takes place in the Kommunikationszentrum (low white building with glas front), which you can enter left to the main entrance.