A warm welcome!

We’re glad you’re interested in the 17th Federal Congress on National Urban Development Policy, happening on September 17-18, 2024, at the newly opened Heidelberg Congress Center (HCC).

The theme is “Collaborations in Urban Development – Alliances for the Common Good.” Please mark your calendars.

The detailed congress programme and the possibility to register are expected to be published in July.

Heidelberg is offering a limited number of hotel rooms at special rates for attendees, available until early to mid-August.

Alternatively, you can book accommodations through Heidelberg Marketing or other booking platforms.

A recap of the last congress’s program in Jena is available in the media library and the video hereunder.

Event location

Czernyring 20, 69115 Heidelberg


Space as Performance

The newly inaugurated Heidelberg Congress Center (HCC) in April 2024 is the chosen venue for the 17th Federal Congress. It stands as a beacon of innovation with its visionary architecture, openness, cutting-edge event technology, and sustainability awarded with gold.

The design offers immense freedom across three levels, featuring a 6,600 square meter space for dialogue and a flexible room concept, including a brightly lit main hall for up to 1,800 people, adorned with the world’s third-largest LED wall, another versatile hall for 800, 10 meeting spaces, a 2,600 square meter foyer, and a Sky Forum with seating.

A highlight is its own TV studio for live streaming, recording, and video production. The HCC aims to foster opportunities, relationships, creative teamwork, enjoyment, and a space for constructive exchange.

Central location

The Heidelberg Congress Center boasts a prime location, being just about a minute’s walk from the main train station, in the vibrant and sustainable district of Bahnstadt.

It offers excellent accessibility with direct connections to public transport and highways, and features a two-level underground parking garage with 70 car charging stations and space for 115 bicycles, including 50 charging stations.

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