WELCOME TO HEIDELBERGthe romantic town on the river Neckar whose “position and surroundings has, you might say, something quite ideal,” as Goethe himself said long ago.
Year after year, millions of people come from all over the world to Heidelberg. Its unique blend of the romantic, the academic and the cultural draws tourists and business travellers alike. This very special atmosphere has seen Heidelberg also develop into one of the most popular towns for conferences and congresses over the last few years.
Whether you want something historical, stylish, elegant, futuristic or more offbeat, Heidelberg can offer you premium venues with unique design concepts, all against an incredible backdrop: the Heidelberg trio of the river, the old town and the castle. Heidelberg is a popular conference and congress destination for event organisers from a number of different sectors – however, its real specialism is the academic world. In Heidelberg, town and gown are closely interwoven and have been for several hundred years – since Germany’s oldest university Ruperto Carola was first founded here in 1386. Today Heidelberg is considered a stronghold for Life Sciences; the university, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, the German Cancer Research Centre and the Heidelberg Max Planck Institute are all amongst the best in the world for fundamental research.
The conference will be hosted at the flagship of the Heidelberg convention and congress locations: the Kongresshaus Stadthalle Heidelberg. With its sumptuous, late 19th century architecture and flashes of art nouveau brilliance, the Kongresshaus forms a stunning backdrop for conventions, congresses, balls, banquets, receptions, and concerts. While the Großer Saal with its broad sweeping gallery is the jewel in the crown, smaller rooms such as the Ballsaal or the Kammermusiksaal are also historical gems in their own right. The Kongresshaus is nowadays equipped with the latest audio, projection, lighting and communication technology.