On foot from the rail main station (Hauptbahnhof)

It takes approximately 15 -20 minutes to the DKFZ main building. Exit the rail main station via the north entrance and cross the four-lane street “Kurfürsten-Anlage”. Continue north along “Mittermaierstraße”. Approximately 100 meters after crossing the bridge over the Neckar, turn left into “Jahnstraße” and follow the road until reaching the checkpoint to the clinical area on the left hand side. Pass the boom gate and follow “Kirschnerstraße” for approximately 200 meters to the main entrance of the DKFZ on the right hand side. To the left of the DKFZ main entrance is the entrance to the communication center (Kommunikationszentrum).

Public transport

The CONTACT2018 can be easily reached by public transport with RNV busses and trams. Bus line 32 to “Neuenheimer Feld – Kopfklinik” stops at “Chirurgische Klinik” which is located a minutes’ walk down the road from the DKFZ main entrance. Tram lines 21 or 24 both stop at the station “Jahnstraße”. From this stop it’s a short 5 minute walk (see map “on foot from the rail main station”).

By car

Parking is very limited in the Neuenheimer Feld. For ease of travel it is recommended to use public transport to the CONTACT2018. 

Via Autobahn A5

At the interchange (Autobahnkreuz) Heidelberg merge onto A656 towards Heidelberg.

Via Autobahn A6

At the interchange (Autobahnkreuz) Mannheim merge onto A656 towards Heidelberg.

Via Autobahn A656 from Mannheim

Continue on Autobahn A656 towards Heidelberg until entering Heidelberg. Merge onto the left lane in order to follow signs to “Eberbach/HD-Wieblingen/Chirurgie” at the first traffic light and right at the second one directly after. Merge onto the right lane when passing under the Neckar Bridge and subsequently turn right twice following signs to “Chirurgie/DKFZ”. After crossing the Neckar River follow the first exit to the left into “Jahnstraße”and follow signs to “Chirurgie/DKFZ”.

Via Bundesstraße B3 from Darmstadt

1 km after entering Heidelberg turn right into “Berlinerstraße” and follow signs to “Chirurgie/DKFZ”. At the intersection “Berlinerstraße” / “Mönchhofstraße” (at the Shell petrol station) turn right into “Mönchhofstraße” and turn left at the next traffic light into “Im Neuenheimer Feld”.

Via Bundesstraße B3 from Leimen/Wiesloch

Travel in northern direction on B3 and follow signs to the rail main station (Hauptbahnhof). Continue past the rail main station on “Mittermaierstraße”. After crossing the Neckar River follow the first exit to the left into “Jahnstraße”and follow signs to “Chirurgie/DKFZ”.


Please note: There will be no coatroom offered at the CONTACT2018.