Regional Group Rhine-Neckar

Research by the river

Renowned research location and home of world-famous companies like BASF and SAP; (movie) theaters, museums and festivals; top sports teams and restaurants; great places to relax in forests and on river banks or beautiful meadows: All this is what the Rhine-Neckar region is about, and we would like to introduce you to it!

We usually visit/attend museums, concerts, sport events or institutions etc. – and get active ourselves (e.g. hiking, canoeing). We also organize regular get-togethers and offer the programs „Schule hautnah – scholars at school“ (Visiting a German high school) and „Deutschland hautnah – Germany behind the scenes“ (Homestay).

Since the beginning of the Corona pandemic in 2020, we have also held virtual meetings (“Heidelberg Talks Online“), to which we also invite scholarship holders, alumni, members of the Freundeskreis and friends of the DAAD who do not live in the Rhine-Neckar area.

For current articles (only in German unfortunately), check here.

Contact person

Henning Belle


E-Mail: fk-rhein-neckar(at)