Innovations in Oncology

Venue & Directions


DKFZ Main Building, Source: Tobias Schwerdt

German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Communication Center
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg, Germany

How to find us

By Public Transport:
From all German railway stations, Heidelberg can easily be reached by train. For train schedules and fares, please visit the website of the Deutsche Bahn: Heidelberg is connected directly (or via Mannheim Central Railway Station, 10-minute ride by commuter train / S-Bahn) to the ICE- and IC-/EC-Network of the Deutsche Bahn (DB). Arrival at Heidelberg Central Railway Station).

By Tramway:
Upon arriving at Heidelberg Central Railway Station, please take the north exit out of the station towards Kurfürsten-Anlage and walk to the tram stop. Please enter tram 24 with terminus “Burgstr.”, or tram 21 with terminus “OEG-Bahnhof” and exit at “Jahnstraße/Chirurgie” (first stop after the Neckar bridge). Cross the left-sided street towards “Jahnstraße” and follow the street until you reach the gate on the left. After passing the gate, please follow the street “Kirscherstraße”. The DKFZ is located about 100 meters down the street on the right-hand side. To reach the buildings in the Technologiepark (Im Neuenheimer Feld 580 and 581), please exit tram 24 or 21 at the stop “Technologiepark”.

By Taxi:
Taxi cabs are available in front of the central station.

By Bus:
The bus stop is located next to the tram stop. Please take bus 32 towards “Sportzentrum Nord” and get off at the stop “Chirurgische Klinik”. After about 100 meters down the street, you will see the DKFZ building to your right.

By Foot:
As the German Cancer Research Center is located only about 1.5 km from the central station, it can also be reached by foot (15-20-minute walk). Upon exiting the central station to the North, please cross the “Kurfürsten-Anlage” (large 4-lane street) and follow the street “Mittermaierstraße” until you have crossed the Neckar River. Right after the bridge, please turn left into “Jahnstraße” and follow the street until you reach the gate on the left. Please pass the gate, walk into “Kirscherstraße” and go straight on. After about 100 meters, you will see the DKFZ to your right.

Due to the limited number of parking lots in the Neuenheimer Feld, it is recommended to use
public transport.

Approaching Heidelberg on the freeway A5 from Frankfurt or Karlsruhe, please change to the A656 from Mannheim at the junction “Heidelberger Kreuz”. Please continue on the A656 to Heidelberg, which ends at the Heidelberg city limits. Entering the city of Heidelberg, please follow the signs “Eberbach/HD-Wieblingen/Chirurgie”. At the first traffic light, please turn left. Then, go straight on and turn right at the second traffic light. At the next traffic light, please follow the turn in the road. After that, please underpass the Neckar bridge and turn right twice heading for “Chirurgie/DKFZ”. Having crossed the Neckar River, please take the left lane at the first intersection and head for “Chirurgie/DKFZ”. Please follow the street to the next intersection. Do NOT turn left and drive through the gate as indicated by DKFZ-signs (it’s a checkpoint)! Instead, please go straight on. On the right-hand side, you will find parking lots (with costs) where you can park your car. From the parking garage, please walk back to the gate, pass it, and follow the street for about 100 meters until you reach the German Cancer Research Center, which is located on the right-hand side of the street.

In the entrance hall, please ask the person at the reception desk for further help. To reach the buildings in the Technologiepark (Im Neuenheimer Feld 580 and 581), please follow the “Berliner Straße” after having crossed the Neckar River. Reaching the tram stop “Technologiepark”, please turn left into the street “Im NeuenheimerFeld” (following the signs “Technologiepark”). At the next intersection, please turn right. After a few meters, you will see the Technologiepark to your right. There are some parking lots available in front of the building 506 in the street Im Neuenheimer Feld (turn left after passing Im Neuenheimer Feld 504 – see detailed map, parking lots in blue).