Symposium Venue

The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) rests on a hill above the historic city center with a fantastic view over the city of Heidelberg. The symposium will offer Shuttle buses connecting HITS with the city center and the train station. As the seat of Germany’s oldest university and world famous research center for industry and science, Heidelberg is the perfect venue for a symposium. Whether linked for example with Max Planck Institutes or the European Media Laboratory, developing international contacts, exchanging research ideas and experiences, is part of this city’s daily life. Heidelberg is forward thinking and has received numerous awards for science and research.

The symposium itself will take place in the Carl Bosch Auditorium at Studio Villa Bosch, Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg 33 in 69198 Heidelberg.

In order to get to Studio Villa Bosch

... by rail
Take the train to Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof or Altstadtbahnhof (main station, IC/ICE or EC connections) or change at Mannheim Hauptbahnhof, where there are regular connections to Heidelberg (the ride takes between 10 and 20 minutes (depending on the connection). From there you can get a taxi to the Studio Villa Bosch or you can take the shuttle bus (see below).

... by car
Take the autobahn to “Heidelberger Kreuz” (cloverleaf at the intersections of autobahn 5 and autobahn 656). Autobahn 656 takes you directly into Heidelberg. As t he autobahn ends, turn left at the first traffic light and then right at the next traffic light (“T” intersection”). You will now be on route B 37. Stay on this road for approx. 5 km, passing the Heidelberg city center on your right and following the River Neckar on your left. As the downtown area ends and you pass a traffic circle on your right (“Karlstor”), watch for a sign to "Carl Bosch Museum" after several hundred meters. Follow the sign, turning right off route B 37 and cross over the railway tracks. Then turn left and drive along “Am Rosenbusch” and “Hausackerweg”, steep streets which lead upwards in a serpentine. “Hausackerweg” merges into “Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg” at the Hotel Atlantic. Turn left, following the "Carl Bosch Museum" sign onto “Schloss-Wolfbrunnenweg”. The parking deck “Garage unter der Boschwiese” is located 200m further on your right. The gateway of the Studio at Villa Bosch is located 100 m further on your left.

... by shuttle bus from Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof and Altstadtbahnhof:
On Monday, November 9th , the shuttle bus for participants of ISESO starts in front of the McDonald’s restaurant at Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof at 08:30 and stops at Altstadtbahnhof at 08:45, arriving at Studio Villa Bosch at 09:00.
In the evening, the bus starts at Studio Villa Bosch at 18:30 and stops at Heidelberg Altstadtbahnhof and Hauptbahnhof.

On Tuesday, November 10th, the shuttle bus stops in front of the McDonald’s restaurant at Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof at 08:00 and at Altstadtbahnhof at 08:15, arriving at Studio Villa Bosch at 08:30.
In the evening, the bus starts at Studio Villa Bosch at 18:00 and stops at Heidelberg Altstadtbahnhof and Hauptbahnhof.

The shuttle bus is provided by the company “discipulus” and you can recognize it by the label “ISESO / HITS”.