By bus or trainMannheim's main station is in close reach of the University of Mannheim and enables acces to ICE trains. The trams number 1,3,4 and 5 take you to the university where you can either get out at the stop "Schloss" or "University". You can get your own timetable here.
By footThe university is a 10 minute walk from the main station: Leave the main station in direction of the town centre. Cross the tram lines and turn left. Follow the road straight on for about 300m passing a car park on the way, continue to the end of the road. Here you will come acros a creme-coloured house with blue window-frames. Turn right in front of this house and go straight on untill you get to a multi-lane road, the Bismarckstrasse. Taking a left turn and walking past two blocks of houses at the Bisnmarckstrasse you will reach the university directly. The main entrance is situated in the east wing in front of you.
By carBy car the university can be reached via the A6, leaving the motorway at the exist "Mannheim Mitte". After the planetarium follow the signs to the left indicating "Universität". After passing the main train station you will lead you to the baroque palace which accomodates large parts of the university. The main entrance of the university lies in the east wing, the first wing coming into sight driving along the Bismarckstrasse. Unfortunately the university does not have a car park for visitors. You can park your car in the multi-storey car park directly by the Bismarckstrasse next to the west wing of the baroque palace or in the car park in N2. Further car parks can be located on the map below.
Here is a map as a pdf.