By Plane: Frankfurt Rhein-Main International Airport is located about 80 km from Heidelberg. On arrival at Frankfurt Airport, take the train to Heidelberg Central Station (with or without change in Mannheim). You may also take the Lufthansa Bus to Crowne Plaza Hotel. From there, you can walk (10 minutes) or take a taxi.
Frankfurt Hahn Airport is located about 150 km away from Heidelberg.
By Train: Heidelberg is connected directly (or via Mannheim, 10 minutes) to the ICE- and IC/EC-Network of German Railways (DB). Arrival is at Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof (Central Station).
By Car: Because of the limited number of parking areas in the Neuenheimer Feld, it is recommended to arrive by public transport.
Attention: If you are using a navigation device, please enter “Kirschnerstraße” as the destination address. When you reach Kirschnerstraße, drive to the blue and white DKFZ flags, which are located directly in front of the main DKFZ building.
Approaching Heidelberg on Autobahn A5 from Frankfurt or Karlsruhe, change to Autobahn A656 from direction Mannheim at the junction “Heidelberger Kreuz”. Continue on Autobahn A 656 to Heidelberg, which ends at the Heidelberg City limits.
As you enter the city of Heidelberg, follow the signs „Eberbach/HD-Wieblingen/Chirurgie“: Turn left at first traffic light, then right at second. Follow the curve at the next light. Underpass the Neckar Bridge, then turn right twice heading for “Chirurgie/DKFZ”. Having crossed the Neckar River, take the left lane at the first intersection and head for “Chirurgie/DKFZ”. Follow this street to the next intersection. Do NOT turn left and drive through the gate, as indicated by DKFZ-signs (it’s a checkpoint)! Drive straight ahead instead. To the right there are (charged) parking lots where you can park your car. From the car park walk back to the gate and pass it. Follow the street for about 100 meters. The German Cancer Research Center is the tall building on the right (for your orientation, you can find the house numbers on the top of each building; DKFZ has 280). Go straight ahead along the building, until you can see the main entrance on the right. In the entrance hall please contact the information desk for further help.
To reach the buildings in the Technologiepark (Im Neuenheimer Feld 580 and 581), follow the Berliner Str. after having crossed the Neckar River. Reaching the tramway stop “Technologiepark”, turn left into the street “Im Neuenheimer Feld” (following the signs “Technologiepark”).Turn right at the next intersection, after a few meters you will see the Technologiepark to the right.
Some parking lots are in front of the building Im Neuenheimer Feld 506 (turn left after passing Im Neuenheimer Feld 504 – see detailed map, parking areas in blue).
Take the north exit (Kurfürstenanlage) of the central station to the tram stop. Take tram number 24 with terminus “Handschuhsheim Nord”, or tram number 21 with terminus “Hans-Thoma-Platz”. With both lines, leave at stop “Jahnstraße” (right after the Neckar bridge). Cross the street to the left and walk into „Jahnstrasse“. Follow that street until you reach the gate on the left. Pass the gate and walk into „Kirschnerstrasse“. About 100 meters down the road you will see the DKFZ main entrance on your right.
To reach the buildings in the Technologiepark (Im Neuenheimer Feld 580 and 581), leave tram number 24 or 21 at stop “Technologiepark”.
Cabs wait in front of the central station.
The bus stop is located next to the tram stop. Take Bus number 32 to “Neuenheimer Feld – Kopfklinik” and get off at stop “Chirurgische Klinik”. About 100 meters down the road you will see the DKFZ main entrance on your right.
As the German Cancer Research Center is located only about 1.5 km from the Central Station, one may even walk (15-20 minutes). Upon exiting central station, head north and cross the „Kurfürsten-Anlage“ (large 4-lane-street). Walk north along the „Mittermaierstrasse“ crossing the Neckar River. Right after the bridge, make a left into „Jahnstrasse“. Follow that street until you reach the gate on the left. Pass the gate and walk into „Kirschnerstrasse“. About 100 meters down the road you will see the DKFZ main entrance to your right.