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How to travel the institute

Institute's vicinity

Below you see a map of the center of Cologne. The Institute of Physical Chemistry (red "x") is located at Luxemburger Straße 116, close to the Uni-Center (located at the crossing of Universitätsstrasse and Luxemburger Strasse), which is a huge building visible from most parts of Cologne. Inside the building of the chemical institutes are phones at which you can dial the four digit number of the person you want to visit.

(c) Universität zu Köln, ZAIK

By Train

You arrive at Cologne central station (Hauptbahnhof). Go to the main exit and follow the signs to the underground station. Take line 18 direction Bonn or Brühl. Get off the train at the station Weißhausstraße. Walk up the pedestrian bridge and turn to the left, cross the parking lot, turn right and enter the Chemistry building.

By Plane

You arrive at the airpot Köln-Bonn. Take the RE6, RE8, S13 or S19 to the main train station Hauptbahnhof and follow the description above.

By Car

Coming from Aachen:

  • Leave the autobahn A4 (direction Olpe) at exit Klettenberg.
  • Follow the B265 (Luxemburger Strasse) to Cologne for approx. 4km which will bring you directly to the Institute of Physical Chemistry.
  • Since you cannot turn left into the Universitätsstraße you have to make an U-turn and than turn right into Universitätsstraße.
  • after 200m turn right into Greinstraße and again right to find a parking lot. Crossing the parking lot brings you to the rear entrance of the Institute of Physical Chemistry (see map above).

Coming from Oberhausen/Düsseldorf Airport:

  • Leave the Autobahn A3 (direction Frankfurt) at Kreuz Köln-Ost using the exit Olpe/Gummersbach/Köln-Zentrum, Deutz.
  • Use the right lane of the exit towards Köln-Zentrum, Deutz.
  • Take the exit Deutz/Köln-Arena/Fachhochschule/Polizeipräsidum.
  • Follow the signs to the Fachhochschule leading you to the Deutzer Ring.
  • Follow the Deutzer Ring to the Severinsbrücke.
  • After crossing the bridge, follow the street towards Barbarossaplatz.
  • Approaching Barbarossaplatz head towards Klettenberg/Universität using the left or middle lane. After crossing Barbarossaplatz on one of this lanes follow the Luxemburger Strasse.
  • Pass the street Luxemburger Wall (right hand side) and the train stop Eifelwall (left hand side).
  • Immediately after passing the train stop Weisshausstrasse turn right into Universitätsstraße
  • after 200m turn right into Greinstraße and again right to find a parking lot. Crossing the parking lot brings you to the rear entrance of the Institute of Physical Chemistry (see map above).

Coming from Frankfurt:

  • Leave the Autobahn A3 (direction Oberhausen) at the Dreieck Heumar towards A4 (direction Aachen)
  • At the exit Kreuz Gremberg (14) take A559 towards Köln-Deutz, -Kalk, Messe
  • Follow the signs to Severinsbrücke leading you on the Deutzer Ring
  • After crossing the bridge, follow the street towards Barbarossaplatz.
  • Approaching Barbarossaplatz head towards Klettenberg/Universität using the left or middle lane. After crossing Barbarossaplatz on one of this lanes follow the Luxemburger Strasse.
  • Pass the street Luxemburger Wall (right hand side) and the train stop Eifelwall (left hand side).
  • Immediately after passing the train stop Weisshausstrasse turn right into Universitätsstraße
  • after 200m turn right into Greinstraße and again right to find a parking lot. Crossing the parking lot brings you to the rear entrance of the Institute of Physical Chemistry (see map above).