Conference hotel list

ISWC/Ubicomp has a list of hotels with pre-reserved rooms.


The convention center is located in Heidelberg’s Old Town, next to the river Neckar and close to several hotels, the famous Heidelberg Castle and many other sights. Moreover the convention center can be reached easily by public transport.

Kongresshaus Stadthalle Heidelberg
Neckarstaden 24
69117 Heidelberg

Support for ISWC/Ubicomp:


By airplane

There are several airports in about 1-hour vicinity to Heidelberg

  • Frankfurt: Most convenient, about 1h driving time
  • Stuttgart: about 1:30 driving time. Not that convenient these days due to construction work in Stuttgart main station
  • Karlsruhe (Baden Airport): closest airport, but very small
Frankfurt Airport

At Frankfurt Airport enter the train at the Frankfurt Airport Train station direction Mannheim. In Mannheim switch to the train to Heidelberg main station (Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof). Total travel time is 1:10h.

People with disabilities: Please contact Fraport Care Service 48h hour before landing.


At Stuttgart Airport enter the local train (S-Bah) to Stuttgart main station (Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof). There enter the train to Heidelberg main station (Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof). Total travel time is 1:30h.

By train and public transport

Heidelberg is good to reach by train. Check your schedule and price from your destination via the Bahn Web Site.

For people with disabilities contact the barriere free mobility service

From the main station you can continue using the local public transport. Schedules can be found at the VRN Web Site.

The city center and the conference location is about 2.5km (30 minutes walking time) from the main station (eastwards). You may walk, but you can also take the bus directly to the conference building. Enter the bus RNV 32 direction “Heidelberg, Universitätsplatz” and leave at station “Kongresshaus” directly at the conference location. The bus runs every 10 minutes (main hours), travel time is 10 minutes.

by car

The motorways A5/A6, with interconnected highways, serve much of the greater Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region. Motorways A5/A6, direct motorway on-ramps and exits from/to Heidelberg via the A5/A656 (Darmstadt-Karlsruhe-Basel).

On entering the city, there are already indications of possibilities for parking. At the end of the autobahn, in Speyererstraße and Schlierbacher Landstrasse, there are direction signs for three destination areas:

  • Zentrum
  • Altstadt / Schloss
  • Stadthalle Kongresshaus

The best parking possibilities for visitors of the convention center are parking garages P6 and P8 in the convention center area.

Heidelberg has an environmental zone, into which only vehicles which meet certain emissions standards are permitted to drive. Cars which are used in the Green Zone must be equipped with a sticker that indicates their emissions group. Since January 2012 only vehicles which display a green or yellow sticker are permitted in the environmental zones.

Please note that from January 2013 even the yellow sticker will be no longer permitted, you need a green sticker to drive in the environmental zones.