When organizing your trip please confirm the participants and arrival date as early as possible to facilitate booking of accommodation.

Users are invited to contact the Scientific Administrator at EMBL Heidelberg who will provide them accommodation at an EMBL Guesthouse or the ISG Hotel (according availability) as well as further information relating to their stay at EMBL.

The Guesthouses and ISG Hotel are located in close proximity to the EMBL Heidelberg building (see map).

EMBL offers a morning and an evening shuttle service for the EMBL employees which is free of charge. The morning shuttle runs at two different departure times between the ISG and the EMBL.

More information about EMBL Guest Houses

EMBL Shuttle service


During the experiment, users will receive a ‘pre-charged’ EMBL access / lunch card to take their meals at the canteen or cafeteria. Meals not taken at EMBL Heidelberg are not reimbursed.

The canteen is open Monday to Friday from 11:45 until 13:30 and offers a large selection of fresh and balanced meals. Every day guests can choose between fresh fish, meat, three different vegetarian meals, all kinds of side dishes, a large salad bar and various desserts. The cafeteria offers all kinds of fresh breads, pastries, sandwiches, fruit and beverages as well as coffee and tea at any time during the week between 8:00 and 20:00.