Travel Information

About Mannheim

The University of Mannheim is located in the heart of the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region, which boasts a rich cultural and historical heritage. The workshop will be located in the Mannheim Palace, which is the second largest european baroque palace (after Versailles). Today, the city of Mannheim is a vibrant multi-cultural urban centre that is definately worth a visit, as are the surrounding towns of Heidelberg and Weinheim. We hope to give you a taste of the region's many facets.

More information about Mannheim tourism, culture, and events.

Workshop venue & rough schedule

The workshop will start on the second of July - most likely at 9 am. It will continue until the fourth of July - we expect to finish in the late afternoon.

The workshop will take place in the Mannheim Palace (Schloss). The Palace is split into several wings, and the workshop room EO 242 is located in the second floor of the Ehrenhof Ost wing (see map).

If you use the public transport (tram / Straßenbahn), the easiest way is to get off at the station "Schloss" (lines 5 and 1 from the main station), cross the Bismarckstraße and walk straight onto the Palace yard (Ehrenhof). Turn left end enter the building that houses the EO Café. Climb the stairs to the second floor, turn left and enter the room EO 242.

For any other location, please use the public transport route planner to find your way to the castle.

If you walk from the main railway station (Mannheim Hauptbahnhof), you should walk between the blocks L13 and L15 to the Bismarckstraße, turn left and follow the Bismarckstraße until you see the traffic lights on the right (tram turns right here as well, station "Schloss") and the Palace yard on the left. Walk straight onto the Palace yard (Ehrenhof). Turn left and enter the building that houses the EO Café. Climb the stairs to the second floor, turn left and enter the room EO 242.

Here you find a plan of the castle and the inner city (called "Quadrate") of Mannheim.

Further information


Below, we list a few accommodation options which are in acceptable distance to the workshop venue. However, Mannheim has many more accommodation options, which can be accessed via the Mannheim tourist information accommodation search. Heidelberg, which is about 15-20 minutes by train, also offers a range of Hostels.

We would also encourage you to check out AirBNB to find options for private accommodation.

A reasonably priced accommodation is the Mannheim youth hostel, which has just been completely refurbished recently and about which we have heard only great things. It is located at the bank of the river Rhine and within walking distance of the castle:

Youth Hostel Mannheim
Rheinpromenade 21
D-68163 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 822718

Please note that standard room sizes start with two people. If you want to team up with others to jointly book a room, please post in the facebook group and contact us in advance (preferably until June 12). Also, please let us know if you do not own a youth hostel membership card - we will try to work something out for you.


If you prefer a hotel or guest house, you might consider the following options:

Hotel Kurpfalzstuben
L 14,15
D-68161 Mannheim
Phone: +49-621-150392-0

Hotel City Partner Augusta
Augustaanlage 43-45
D-68165 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 42070

Guesthouse Goldene Gans
Corner of Bismarckplatz / Tattersallstraße 19
D-68165 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 422020

Hotel Luxa
U 1, 11-12
D-68161 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 12267880 / +49 621 106027