Quadrat B2 1
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GESIS Mannheim is located in the immediate vicinity of the University of Mannheim in the castle. It is a 10 minute walk from the railway station. From the Frankfurt Airport a Intercity Express (ICE) train leaves at least once in a hour to Mannheim (duration about 32 minutes).
By train / public transport
From the railway station take tram line 1 (towards Schönau) or 5 (towards Heidelberg); get off after two stops at “Schloss”. We recommend you purchase the reduced-fare, short-distance ticket “Quadrateticket” (ticket machine, code number 999).
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Please note: the GESIS main building in Mannheim is located in square B2, number 1, but the GESIS workshops usually take place in number 8 - a few buildings away.
GESIS Mannheim is located in the immediate vicinity of the University of Mannheim in the castle. It is a 10 minute walk from the railway station.
High-speed trains offer smooth connections between many German and European cities and Mannheim. Check times and connections here.
From the railway station take tram line 1 (towards Schönau) or 5 (towards Heidelberg); get off after two stops at “Schloss”. We recommend you purchase the short-distance ticket “Quadrateticket” (code number 999 at the ticket machines).
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 (281 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 Mannheim tourist office.