Living in Heidelberg

Heidelberg is one of the most popular cities in Germany. Here, we have some assembled some information for you - practical as well as general - about living here.

Getting around in Heidelberg

Public transport

Heidelberg has a good public transportation system: buses, trams, local trains and even a funicular to Königstuhl will help you get around.

Public transportation is organized in the Rhein-Neckar Transport Authority (VRN), whose web pages also feature and a point-to-point search function. online time tables

You can speak personally to a service agent at the RNV Service Centre (RNV-Kundenzentrum) across the main train station (Hauptbahnhof, Hbf) at Kurfürstenanlage 62 (Google Maps Link). Heidelberg main station is about 8 km from MPIA.

For informations on how to get to MPIA with public transport, please consult this page.

Taxi services

Heidelberg's central number for calling a cab is

(06221) 30 20 30


Do you need a car now and then, but are not using it frequently enough to justify buying one? Then car sharing might be an option for you:

Stadtmobil web pages

Rent a bike

Heidelberg is great for biking. Here are some possibilities of renting a bike:

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