Travel Directions

Use the motorway A 656, exit Heidelberg - Mitte. On the A 6, orientate yourself at the Mannheimer Kreuz, on the A 5 at the Heidelberger Kreuz onto the A 656 towards Heidelberg. Directly after the motorway exit, follow Bergheimer Straße to Bismarckplatz, turn right and follow the signs for Schloss and Königsstuhl. At the crossroads at the top of the mountain follow the signs to the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy. The MPIA's rolling gate is open on weekdays from 6:30 to 18:45.

By Car

Use the motorway A 656, exit Heidelberg - Mitte. On the A 6, orientate yourself at the Mannheimer Kreuz, on the A 5 at the Heidelberger Kreuz onto the A 656 towards Heidelberg. Directly after the motorway exit, follow Bergheimer Straße to Bismarckplatz, turn right and follow the signs for Schloss and Königsstuhl. At the crossroads at the top of the mountain follow the signs to the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy. The MPIA's rolling gate is open on weekdays from 6:30 to 18:45. [more]
Take the ICE, IC, EC or S-Bahn to Heidelberg Central Station; from there you can reach MPIA by public transport or by taxi.

By train

Take the ICE, IC, EC or S-Bahn to Heidelberg Central Station; from there you can reach MPIA by public transport or by taxi.

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For your arrival by plane, the airports Frankfurt (FRA), Frankfurt-Hahn (HHN), Stuttgart (STR) as well as Mannheim (MHG) can be considered.

By plane

For your arrival by plane, the airports Frankfurt (FRA), Frankfurt-Hahn (HHN), Stuttgart (STR) as well as Mannheim (MHG) can be considered. [more]

Contact & Directions

Contact & Directions

The Max Planck Institute for Astronomy is located on top of the Königstuhl, about 6 km outside the center of Heidelberg.

Address

Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie
Königstuhl 17
D-69117 Heidelberg
Germany

Phone: +49-(0)6221-528-0
Fax: +49-(0)6221-528-246
E-mail: sekretariat@mpia.de

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Media inquiries

E-mail:

Public information Officers

Klaus Jäger
Klaus Jäger
Phone: +49 6221 528-379
Markus Pössel
Markus Pössel
Phone: +49 6221 528-261
Axel M. Quetz
Axel M. Quetz
Phone: +49 6221 528-158

Deliveries and procurement

E-mail:

A general note on phone numbers

+49 (0) 6221 means:

From outside Germany, dial your international access code (e.g. 011 in the US). Then dial 49 for Germany, and 6221 for Heidelberg. Ignore the (0). From inside Germany, dial 06221 for Heidelberg.

 
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