Regional Group Rhine-Neckar


Research of Excellence – Quality of Life

Business and research location, water, woods and wine: 30 towns with 2.3 million inhabitants; 22 universities with 85,000 students;
100 theatres, 200 museums, 15 top festivals; restaurants, relaxation and nature. We would like to introduce you to all these things!

Our regional group mainly consists of former scholarship holders who are either working or still studying. Consequently, our programme meets a wide range of interests – musical (from jazz to classical), scientific, environmental, economic/industrial (company visits: Roche, Deere, BASF), sporty (cycle tour) and culinary.


We like to take you to small museums and exhibitions such as Worlds of Music or the President Friedrich Ebert Memorial as well as centres of power such as the ECB (European Central Bank) and the Federal Constitutional Court. You can gain a first impression by taking a look at our reports about past activities. In addition, we meet once a month at an informal gathering alternating between Heidelberg and Mannheim; since May 2016, we have also participated in the “Deutschland hautnah – Germany behind the scenes” programme.

We are always looking for new people to join DAAD Alumni & Friends: we especially appreciate it when our guests from all over the world contact us with ideas and get involved.


  • Henning Belle
  • Christa Dorner-Storch
  • Christian Caron


If you have any questions or suggestions concerning our programme or our group, simply write us!


More Information about upcoming events you will find here : Events

Our Cooperation Partners:

Heisenberg-Gymnasium Bruchsal   (Programme “Schule hautnah”)

Intercultural Centre City Heidelberg (e.g. “Welcome Café”)