Directions & Map GESIS Mannheim
Quadrat B6 4-5
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 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.
You can reach us by car via the A6, Mannheim Mitte exit. At the planetarium, follow the sign to the left towards the university. After you have passed the main train station on your left, you are on Bismarckstrasse. At the tram stop “Schloss”, turn right into Kurpfalzstrasse and then take the next possible left. Now follow the course of the road and take the third option to turn left again. Then you will reach GESIS Mannheim on the right-hand side.
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. You will find a list with hotels close to the venue here (202 kB).
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 Mannheimtourist office.