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GESIS Location in Mannheim

Directions & Map GESIS Mannheim


Quadrat B6 4-5
68159 Mannheim

Tel.: +49 (0)621-1246-0
Fax: +49 (0)621-1246-100

GESIS in Mannheim is in close proximity to the University of Mannheim in the castle. The distance from the main train station is around 15 minutes on foot.

By air

Frankfurt Airport is a hub for numerous airlines. From the Frankfurt Airport an Intercity Express (ICE) train leaves at least once in a hour to Mannheim (duration about 32 minutes).

By rail and public transport

Mannheim's main train station is a well-connected ICE junction. Directly in front of the main station, bus lines 60 and 65 will take you to the bus stop "Mensa am Schloss", only a two-minute walk from GESIS. Tram lines 1, 5/5a as well as 15 will take you to the stop "Schloss", from where it is about a five-minute walk to GESIS. You can find timetable information here.

Opposite the main station you will also find a VRN-Nextbike rental station. Here you can borrow a Nextbike via app. A drop-off station is right next to GESIS square B6 at the building of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Mannheim in A5. It's another minute's walk from here.

Around the main station you will also usually find e-scooters from the companies Bird, Bolt and Tier. By bike, scooter or even on foot, the largely traffic-calmed path behind the Mannheim Castle to GESIS is ideal.

By car

You can reach us by car via the A6, Mannheim Mitte exit. At the planetarium, follow the sign to the left towards the university. Since Mannheim is currently undergoing further development, especially in the city center, and bicycle lanes and traffic calming measures are being created, as well as road renewals, we recommend the use of a navigation app.

We recommend the underground car park under the cafeteria or underground car park D5 Reiss-Museum.

Mannheim hosts numerous trade fairs and congresses. The hotels in Mannheim then tend to be fully booked at very early times. If you need accommodation, we strongly recommend to book directly after your registration.

Mannheim is a city in southwestern Germany. With approximately 315,000 inhabitants, it is the third-largest city in Baden-Württemberg, after Stuttgart and Karlsruhe.

Mannheim is located at the confluence of the Rhine and the Neckar in the northwestern corner of Baden-Württemberg. The Rhine separates Mannheim from the city of Ludwigshafen, just to the west of it in Rhineland-Palatinate, and the border of Baden-Württemberg with Hesse is just to the north. Mannheim is downstream along the Neckar from the city of Heidelberg.

Mannheim is unusual among German cities in that its streets and avenues are laid out in a grid pattern, leading to its nickname "die Quadratestadt" ("city of the squares"). The eighteenth century Mannheim Palace, former home of the Prince-elector of the Palatinate, now houses the University of Mannheim.

The civic symbol of Mannheim is der Wasserturm, a water tower just east of the city centre.


More information is available from the Mannheim tourist office.