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How to get to Heidelberg

Heidelberg is centrally located in Germany and Europe in general and is easily reached by car, train or plane. EMBL is located in Heidelberg's neighbourhood of Boxberg, which is approximately 10 minutes by car from Heidelberg's city centre.

Map
An interactive Google map of the important places in Heidelberg

Travel by Plane
Frankfurt International airport is the closest [about 80 km] and most convenient airport for Heidelberg.
Frankfurt Hahn airport is a small airport west of Frankfurt International Airport. It offers cheap air fares. There are Shuttle Buses running to and from several cities. Travel time from and to Heidelberg is approximately 2 hours.
Baden-airpark Karlsruhe Baden-Baden is a small airport near Baden-Baden, about one hour south of Heidelberg. It offers cheap air fares and can be reached easily by car being situated close to motorway A5 [Basel-Karlsruhe]. In addition there are Shuttle Buses available.
How to travel from and to Baden-Airpark
Flughafen Stuttgart Travel time from and to Heidelberg is approximately 2 hours by train.

Travel by Car
From the motorway A5 [Karlsruhe-Frankfurt], take the exit Heidelberg-Schwetzingen and head for Heidxberg-Emmertsgrund. Go up the hill, turn left at the Aral petrol station into Boxberg and go straight through the Boxberg residential area, keeping left after the EMBL guesthouse. EMBL is located in Meyerhofstraße in the forest on your right, shortly after you have left Boxberg.
From the motorway A6 [Mannheim-Heilbronn], take the exit Wiesloch-Rauenberg. Follow the signs to Heidelberg [B3]. You will finally reach a fork in the road where you stay on the right, direction of Boxberg-Emmertsgrund. Go up the hill, turn left at the Aral petrol station into Boxberg and go straight through the Boxberg residential area, keeping left after the EMBL guesthouse. EMBL is located in Meyerhofstraße in the forest on your right, shortly after you have left Boxberg.

Travel by Train
Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof [main train station] is located in the city centre. There are express services to all countries in Europe by fast national and international trains as well as regional trains.
Train schedules

Travel Documents and Visas
Prior to travelling to Germany, some applicants from certain countries may have to acquire special travel documents, such as a visa. Applicants are strongly encouraged to check with the local German Authorities (Embassies or Consulates) about the need of special travelling documents. Since the process may be time consuming, applicants are advised to make such arrangements as soon as possible. Failure to obtain a visa after the deadline for participation in the conference will not result in a refund. Applicants are responsible for providing the right documentation needed for their entry into Germany. However, upon request, the Organizing Committee can issue a formal letter of acceptance to the symposium for the purposes of obtaining a visa. The organizing committee can not be held responsible in the case of a refusal by German authorities to enter German territory.

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