Getting from/to the venue

Arriving by plane

The most convenient airport for international travelers is Frankfurt (Main) Airport (approximately 80 kilometers / 50 miles from Heidelberg) The Airport Shuttle Service TLS offers a reasonably priced connection between Frankfurt Airport and Heidelberg.

For information and booking: Tel.: +49 6221 58 40224 or under and The Lufthansa Airport Bus takes passengers directly to Heidelberg from Terminal 1 at ArrivalHall B. An advance reservation is recommended at

Frequent trains connect Frankfurt Airport to Heidelberg in less than an hour, with one change of trains necessary in Mannheim. In Frankfurt, the train station station lies across from Terminal 1. Further information at

All major international rental car services are available.

Another option for European travelers is Karlsruhe/Baden Airport (90km/55 miles). Baden Airpark is served by several low-fee airlines from Europe. A bus service connects the airport to the Baden-Baden train station, from which frequent trains to Heidelberg depart. In addition, major rental car services are available.

Arriving by Train

Heidelberg is well integrated into the German and European railway systems.

Examples: Frankfurt to Heidelberg in one hour, Cologne to Heidelberg in two hours, Zurich or Paris to Heidelberg in three and a half hours, Amsterdam to Heidelberg in five hours. More information on:

Arriving by car

The motorways A5/A6, with interconnected highways, serve much of the greater Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region. Motorways A5/A6, direct motorway on-ramps and exits from/to Heidelberg via the A5/A656. Heidelberg has an environmental zone, into which only vehicles which meet certain emissions standards are permitted to drive. Cars which are used in the Green Zone must be equipped with a sticker that indicates their emissions group. The center with its diverse shopping opportunities around the Bismarckplatz (Bismarck Square) includes the parking garages P0 to P7, P14, the underground car park P15 in the old hospital and the 16 right at the start of the Neuenheimer Neckarseite. For an old-town stroll or a visit to the Castle, it is best to park in the Old Town car parks P9, P11, P12 or P13. You can check for free parking places on .

Sustainability and the Heidelberg Meeting

Human-made climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Besides the devastating impact of global warming on the natural environment and our society, we are going to experience major disruptions to the way we practice scientific research and exchange. During the Heidelberg conference, we want to explore several ways through which the SPR can address our role as a research society in building sustainable forms of psychotherapy research and networking. In organizing the Heidelberg conference, we are in a unique situation to offer ways of virtual and semi-virtual attendance that could also help to reduce the carbon footprint of our conference. We will also try out and evaluate further strategies to make the conference more sustainable. We aim to provide transparency on the environmental impact of the Heidelberg conference and will communicate steps that every attendee can take to reduce their own carbon footprint.