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 bus & train 

Mannheim Central Station is a well-connected ICE junction. The tram lines 1, 5 / 5a, 15 will take you from the main train station to the closest stop “Schloss”, and the bus no. 60 and 65 to the closest stop “Mensa am Schloss”. From there it is only a few minutes' to walk to GESIS in Mannheim.

The Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH (rnv) runs the local public transport system. Visit their website.

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. 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.

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. 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 Mannheim 

tourist office.