Travel and Accommodation

Holiday Inn Express Heidelberg City Centre


We have reached a cooperation agreement with the Holiday Inn Express Heidelberg City Centre hotel, located in the heart of Heidelberg.

Since the hotel shares our passion for fostering sustainable development and seeks to promote young and innovative ideas, it decided to offer SDiA participants a very high discount. The rates are as follows:

  • students and young scholars participating in SDiA 2018: 79,00 € per room and night, including breakfast
  • other SDiA 2018 participants: 109,00 € per room and night, including breakfast


The rooms can be shared (up to two people in total) without an increase in the room rate.


To book rooms with the above rate, please directly contact Martina Vetrovcova. Send an e-mail to and ask for the discount code.


* These rates are only guaranteed until 4 October 2018.

As a hotel with the credo “It’s all you need in a hotel and nothing you do not.” the Holiday Inn Express brand enjoys great popularity among smart travelers of these days.


“We know what matters” is not just an empty phrase for us – as part of the InterContinental Hotels Group, the brand also stands for social commitment and sustainability. Our hotel is GreenEngage certified and supports the IHG.Foundation with regular contributions.

How to get to Heidelberg


The city of Heidelberg has excellent intercity transport connections and can be reached easily by train, intercity bus, or car-sharing service. Frankfurt, a major hub with an international airport, is relatively close to Heidelberg and thus conveniently located for your travel purposes.

By Train

Heidelberg can be reached via the Deutsche Bahn intercity connection. Travelling to Heidelberg by train from Frankfurt Airport or Frankfurt Central Station takes approximately one hour. Trains leave Frankfurt several times an hour. For timetable inquiries, see Deutsche Bahn’s official website.

By Bus

Another convenient and low-cost way to travel to Heidelberg is by taking an intercity coach from Frankfurt Central Station or Frankfurt Airport to Heidelberg Main Station. Buses leave Frankfurt several times a day and take about one hour to reach Heidelberg. For timetable inquiries, see Flixbus’ official website

By Car-Sharing

Travelling by car between Frankfurt and Heidelberg takes about one hour. For possible connections, see BlaBlaCar’s official website.