Venue, Accomodation and Flights

Conference Venue

German Cancer Research Center
Communication Center/ Lecture Hall & Foyer
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg


DKFZ main entrance with the communication center on the left


The second picture shows the foyer of the communication center, which will be the main spot of our conference. Keynotes and some plenary sessions will take place at the audience hall, which is designed for 280 people. Furthermore, all presentations in the main hall can be transferred to a communication room offering space for additional 80 people.

A general description of how to get there can be found here:
Please note that the main building of DKFZ only provides very limited parking facilities. Please make use of public parking and university car parks in Neuenheimer Feld or, preferably,take public transport.



We are delightful to announce conference hotels with special Triple Helix rates!

Marriott Heidelberg


Our special group rate:

  • 159 EUR  – 209 EUR  per night

Book your group rate for Triple Helix


IBIS Heidelberg


Our special group rate:

  • 75 EUR  – 110 EUR  per night

please reserve per Tel, Mail or Fax under the code „Triple Helix Conference Heidelberg 2016″ :

TEL : (+49)6221/9130      FAX : (+49)6221/913300       EMAIL: H1447@ACCOR.COM


Leonardo Hotel Heidelberg City Center


Our special group rate:

  •   for 125 EUR  – 143 EUR  per night

please reserve per Tel, Mail or Fax under the code „Triple Helix” :

TEL : (+49)6221/508 659      FAX : (+49)6221/508 680        EMAIL:

ADDRESS: Bergheimer Straße 63, 69115 Heidelberg


For other hotels, please have a look here:




Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Airlines

We are delighted to offer you a Lufthansa event booking system:

Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines offer a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world. We offer special prices and conditions to participants, visitors, exhibitors, invited guests as well as employees of the Contracting partner and their travel companions.

To make a reservation, please click on and enter the access code ITZZDAQ in the “Access to Your Special Lufthansa Offer” area. This will open an online booking platform that will automatically calculate the discount offered or provide you with an even better offer if another promotional fare is available.
NOTE: Pop-ups must be enabled otherwise the booking platform window will not open.

These promotional fares are also available through your IATA / ARC travel agent. Travel agents can obtain ticketing instructions by sending an email to and providing the access code as a reference.


How to reach Heidelberg

Germany’s biggest and most important international airport is also the nearest to Heidelberg: Frankfurt Airport. It is around 80 Kilometer distance and can be reached in less than one hour. There are many services offered to get to Heidelberg from Frankfurt Airport: by train, bus or e.g. the Lufthansa Airport Shuttle.

There is also the possibility to fly to the near Airport of Stuttgart and Karlsruhe. The Airport of Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe-Baden) is around 90 Kilometers away, and serviced by Ryanair, Air Berlin and Intersky. The Airport of Stuttgart is around 125 Kilometer away and can be reached within 1 hour and 15 minutes by car. There are also regular trains to Heidelberg. Additionally, the Airport of Saarbrücker is also convenient as the distance is around 150 Kilometer and offers also a train connection.

Transportation to Heidelberg

Heidelberg is located in the Rhein-Neckar region, about 100 km south of Frankfurt/Main. The nearest international airports are Frankfurt and Stuttgart and from each there are frequent trains to Heidelberg. The train ride from Frankfurt airport to Heidelberg takes about one hour and may involve changing trains either at the main station in Frankfurt or in Mannheim. A one-way ticket costs approximately € 25.
For timetables and train fares see:

It is also possible to take the Lufthansa Airport Shuttle from Frankfurt airport to Heidelberg.
The bus route terminates at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Kurfürstenanlage. A single ticket costs €24 and is payable to the driver in cash.
Buses run every hour between 7:00 am and 10:15 pm and can be found right across from the Frankfurt Airport Meeting Point in Terminal 1, Hall B, Exit B 4. Seats can only be guaranteed if you reserve three days prior to your arrival. The exact bus schedule and information on reservation procedures are available at:

Perhaps the most convenient way to get to Heidelberg is to order a shuttle mini bus run by the company TLS. A staff member of TLS picks you up at the airport and takes you to Heidelberg. The taxi has to be booked at least two days beforehand, a one-way ticket costs about € 35. Further information is available on the Internet: