To MPIA by car

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To the Königstuhl and MPIA from Heidelberg

  • Once at Bismarckplatz, which is considered the centre of town, follow signs direction »Schloß« (castle).
  • NOTE: The castle is represented by its symbol which is its silhouette. No other notations usually accompany this symbol.
  • Then, follow the signs »Königstuhl«.
  • At the junction at the top of the hill, please follow the sign »Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie«. Turn left.
  • Stay on the main road and follow sign »Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie« on the left.
  • After about 100m turn right and follow the access road to the MPIA. The MPIA gate is open on working days from 6:30h to 18:45h.

To the Königstuhl and MPIA from Leimen

  • Drive from the centre of Leimen in the direction of Gaiberg.
  • Turn left at the traffic lights outside Gaiberg towards »Königstuhl«.
  • After approximately 3 km follow the signs »Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie«

Map of the institute locations, surroundings, and preferred route from downtown Heidelberg

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