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Excellent connections, energy-efficient buildings, urban environment

Location benefits

Excellent transport links, short distances to other research locations and the city center, energy-efficient buildings, an urban environment with child daycare facilities, schools, shops and green areas – Bahnstadt offers ideal conditions for science-based companies and scientific institutes.

Heidelberg’s newest district is located near to the central station and just a few minutes by car, bicycle or public transport from other science centers in Neuenheimer Feld, the old town and at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). A new route extension will in future link Bahnstadt with two lines to the Heidelberg tram network.

The A5, A6 and A656 highways can also be reached in a matter of minutes, Frankfurt International Airport in just 45 minutes and Stuttgart Airport in around 70 minutes.

Aerial view (Photo: Sommer)

Bahnstadt is the world’s largest passive house settlement. All buildings are constructed to passive house standards and consequently boast exceptionally high energy efficiency. A wood-powered cogeneration plant produces enough electricity and heat to make Bahnstadt a zero-emission district.

Knowledge-intensive and research-oriented companies have access to suitably-sized commercial premises. Researchers value the urban environment and a lunchtime walk from the laboratory to a neighborhood café. A school, several daycare centers and numerous shops and stores ensure excellent living standards for the district’s 6,800 future residents.

Cultural facilities like Halle 02 and the greenery of Zollhofgarten promote a sense of enjoyment and relaxation. For children there are several creatively designed playgrounds.