Geist Heidelberg

The International Science Festival – Geist Heidelberg is the European answer to the New York World Science Festival.

It is specifically directed towards the general public and every year brings the top national and international researchers of their respective fields to Heidelberg.

In the course of six to eight weeks, renown scientists, well-known authors, and representatives of recognized institutions will engage in discussion with layperson and expert alike, tackling the pressing questions of our time.

The festival stands for scientific enlightenment and education, diversity of research, and a democratically engaged citizenry.



  • November 16, 2017
    Simultaneous chess game with former World Champion – 25 Chess professionals versus 1 Grandmaster...
  • October 17, 2017
    Only a few tickets left for the event with Harald Lesch on December 15....
  • September 25, 2017
    New program: an exhibition telling the story of Eric Karsenti’s expedition. Starting October 5,...
  • September 15, 2017
    Festival starts out October 5 with a talk by Eric Karsenti about his Tara...
  • August 1, 2017
    Welcome to the new Geist Heidelberg website.