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Department für Chemie - Arbeitsgruppe Prof. Strey

How to get to the institute

Below you will find directions how to get to the Institute of Physical Chemistry.

Institute's vicinity

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


You can find an interactive plan of the university also here.

By Train

You arrive at Cologne central station (Hauptbahnhof). Go to the main exit and follow the signs to the underground station. Take line 19 (direction Klettenbergpark). Get off the train at the station Weißhausstraße. Follow the red arrow on the map above over the pedestrian bridge, cross the parking lot, turn right and enter the Chemistry building.

By Plane

You arrive at the airpot Köln-Bonn. Take the S-Bahn S13 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 (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 Eifelwall turn right into a small street leading you parallel to Luxemburger Strasse. In this street you will find parking possibilities. 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 Eifelwall turn right into a small street leading you parallel to Luxemburger Strasse. In this street you will find parking possibilities. Crossing the parking lot brings you to the rear entrance of the Institute of Physical Chemistry (see map above).