Ruprecht Karls Universität Heidelberg

How to get to the Institute


By train to Heidelberg

By public transport to the institute:

  • The bus and streetcar stops are at the north side of the train station.
  • The lines in question are : 5 (streetcar) and 32,33,34 (bus)
  • Line 5 and 34 go right to Neuenheim - first stop after crossing the bridge over the river Neckar - the lines 32,33 however only go to Bismarkplatz from where the bridge can be crossed either by walking or taking the line 23 (streetcar) . See the map below.
  • Tickets can be purchased in the buses, or in case of line 5, from a ticket machine (level 'City-Tarif' is sufficient)
  • For the walk from the respective stops up to the institute (ITP) please consult the map below.
You can get more detailed maps, schedule and tariff information (in german) via Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Neckar.

By car:

  • On Autobahn A5, coming from North or South, take the exit "Autobahnkreuz Heidelberg" to Heidelberg.
  • Follow the A656 to Heidelberg until you reach the end of the Autobahn.
  • Turn left, following the signs "B37", direction "Eberbach".
  • Drive on the B37 along the Neckar river, passing under a bridge, after 1km passing under another bridge.
  • 300m after the second bridge make a U-turn to the right, to cross the river on this bridge.
  • After the bridge: turn right (again, direction "Eberbach").
  • Turn left into the second street (Albert-Überle-Straße) and uphill.
  • You'll find the small parking lot of the Institute (Philosophenweg 16) at the crossing with the Philosophenweg, on your left. No.19 is on your right, 30m along the Philosophenweg.
Warning: Parking on "Philosophenweg" or "Albert-Überle-Straße" requires the use of a parking permit. We might be able to provide you with such a card on a day to day basis. Ask about it in the secretariat. The only other option is the parking garage at the "Uferstraße" (see map)- subject to charge though.
Uebersicht Philosophenweg
  • 1  ITP, Philosophenweg 16, Sekretariat, Seminarraum, Bibliothek
  • 2  ITP, Philosophenweg 19, Seminarraum
  • 3  Phys. Institut, Philosophenweg 12, Kleiner Hörsaal
  • 4  Phys. Institut, Philosophenweg 12, Großer Hörsaal
  • 5  Albert-Überle Str. 3-5, Neuer Hörsaal
  • 6  Phys. Institut II, Albert-Überle Str. 3-5, Dekanat für Physik und Astronomie
  • 7  Theoretische Astrophysik, Albert-Überle Str. 2


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