The conference will be held in Mannheim University, Mannheim, Germany.

Universität Mannheim

68131 Mannheim



68161 Mannheim

The rooms are located near the main entrance, to see the Campus map and more information please check here.


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.

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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.

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Mannheim offers a wealth of sights and cultural attractions, art and culinary hotspots, events and parties, vibrancy and tranquility.

Main sights
– Water tower: One of the most famous icons of the Jugendstil (Arte-Nouveau style) in Germany, the water tower (and small park surrounding it) is a great place to sit in the summer for a picnic or just a little rest. The park is surrounded by the Rosengarten, a conference hall of reddish brick, and the colors on a sunny day are amazing.  Water Tower
– Mannheim’s Palace (part of the University of Mannheim). It is right next to the main train station.  Mannheim_5 Mannheim_university
– The National Theatre Mannheim was founded in 1779 and is the oldest “Stage” in Germany. The present National Theatre Mannheim which dates from 1957, is a theatre and opera company in Mannheim, with a variety of performance spaces.  Mannheim_Nationaltheater
– Konkordienkirche (Church): With about 92 meters the tower of the church is the highest one in Mannheim.  Mannheim_10
Christuskirche (Church): The original Steinmeyer Organ with about 8000 pipes is one of the biggest within Germany and was built in 1911.  ChristusKircheMAfront
– Luisenpark, one of the most beautiful parks of Europe (one side is free, one side is pay)  Mannheim_11
– Center of the city, pedestrians – only. A small park, surrounded by shops, restaurants and everything you can imagine.  Mannheim_12
– The Market Square, the square where fresh farmer’s market takes place every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers can be purchased.  Market Square
– Reiss-Engelhorn Museum. At D5 and C5, the REM houses a permanent exhibit on world cultures along with an exhibition hall whose contents range from photography to astronomy.  Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen
 – Technoseum (Museum of Technology) – The history of industrialization is brought to life on approximately 9,000 square meters of exhibition space. Museumsstraße 1, 0621/4298-9  Technoseum
– Kunsthalle (Art Gallery), With its collection of German and European, modern and contemporary art and its programmatic exhibitions, it is a meeting place for people of all generations seeking intelligent recreation. Friedrichsplatz 4.  Kunsthalle

How to get to Mannheim

By plane

Transport from Frankfurt airport, to Mannheim is by ICE high speed train (30 minutes, €25).

By train

Mannheim is a regional transport hub with ICE, IC and regional trains all stopping in Mannheim Hauptbahnhof.

By bus

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.

Get around

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.

Useful links:

Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Neckar (Rhine-Neckar Transport)- Public transportation network (http://www.vrn.de/ )