The conference will be held in Mannheim University, Mannheim, Germany.
Mannheim is located in the northwest corner of the state of Baden-Württemberg in Germany, at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar rivers.
The Mannheim University (MU), considered one of the most beautiful German Universities, is mostly accommodated in the baroque castle, which was built by Royal Prince Karl Theodor between 1720 and 1760. The university is mainly located in the Mannheim palace the largest baroque palace in Germany. The whole city center of Mannheim is aligned symmetrically to this palace. The lecture halls are in close reach of the city centre and the Rhine river banks are just a five minute walk away from the castle. The history of the university traces back to 1907, when Mannheim’s civil society fostered the foundation of Mannheim’s first School of Commerce.
Mannheim is a ‘chessboard’ city, whose streets between the Neckar river and the castle were laid out in a grid formation in the 17th century. Addresses in the Quadrat take the form of a grid reference, such as Q3, designating a block, followed by a building number on that block, e.g., Q3, 12.
Mannheim was a small fishing village before it became a city at the beginning of the 17th century. It was constructed on the site of a fortress guarding the confluence of the rivers Rhine and Neckar. Even now a few remnants of the fortification can be seen, and the peculiar street layout owes to that part of its history.
Modern Mannheim is the second biggest city in Baden-Württemberg and one of the hotspots of immigration. Because of that you’ll encounter a lively and colorful mixture of nationalities and cultures in the city.
Mannheim offers a wealth of sights and cultural attractions, art and culinary hotspots, events and parties, vibrancy and tranquility.
How to get to Mannheim
Transport from Frankfurt airport, to Mannheim is by ICE high speed train (30 minutes, €25), or Lufthansa Airport Shuttle bus (60 minutes, €35). The Lufthansa Airport Shuttle may be ticketed together with the airfare and Lufthansa (also Condor, SAS or South African Airways) passengers can have luggage checked in directly to the final destination. The shuttle arrives/departs at the front of Dorint Kongresshotel on Friedrichsring 6 near the Water Tower (Wasserturm). The old departure near the central station no longer exists.
Mannheim is a regional transport hub with ICE, IC and regional trains all stopping in Mannheim Hauptbahnhof.
Mannheim is served by Eurolines (Deutsche Touring) with overnight long distance services to destinations in France, UK and other neighboring countries. The bus station (ZOB) is at Heinrich-von-Stephan-Str, near the Main Station (Hauptbahnhof).
Deutsche Touring also offers an inexpensive overnight bus service with tickets from €9 – €54 to Hamburg via Frankfurt and Hannover.
The public transportation system is quite extensive. Bus routes cover Mannheim, and the street car system connects Mannheim to Ludwigshafen across the river, Heidelberg a few minutes away, and Weinheim, in addition to major routes across and through the city.
By Bus: The city has good bus service which connects all over the city. The buses fares are budget-friendly and most preferred.
By Car: The city cars a quick and easy way to get around the city. Shared cars are available for budget prices. They are most preferred for seeing outskirts.
Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Neckar (Rhine-Neckar Transport)- Public transportation network (http://www.vrn.de/ )