Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bernhard Blümich
RWTH Aachen University
Tel.: ++49 241 80 26420
Fax: ++49 241 80 22185
From Cologne (Köln) take freeway A4, from Düsseldorf take A44. At the "Aachener Kreuz" take A4 towards Antwerpen/Heerlen. Leave the freeway at exit "Aachen-Laurensberg" (last exit before the border of the Netherlands). Directly after the exit turn right towards Aachen. After about 1 km follow the highway to the right (follow signs "Uniklinik" with a red cross). On the highway towards Aachen stay in the right lane and bear to the right following the signs to the "Uniklinik" (about 2 km after the intersection and through a tunnel) until you are guided on the top of a bridge ("Valkenburger Str."). Stay right and make almost a U-turn following the signs "RWTH-Melaten" or "MTZ"and then the sign to "Chemie".
With most train connctions you will have to change trains in Cologne. From there you will reach Aachen with regional trains line 1 and 9 (twice an hour). There are also faster connections by Thalys and ICE (high speed trains). From the station "Aachen Hauptbahnhof" (main station), cross the square in front of the station. Across the street there is a bus stop. Take the bus line 3B towards "Uniklinik". Get off at the bus stop "Uniklinik". Facing the "Uniklinik" (factory-like hospital) turn to the right and walk about 200 m following the street. And then turn left to the building "Sammelbau Chemie". Another possibility is take the train from the station "Aachen Hauptbahnhof" (main station) to the station "Aachen West". On the left from the station's exit you will find the bus stop. Take bus lines 33 or 3A towards "Uniklinik" or "Vaals (NL)" and get off at the bus stop "Wendlingweg" . It is directly in front of the institute. Ask for the "Sammelbau Chemie".
There are five airports near Aachen: Köln/Bonn, Germany (85 km to Aachen via A4) Düsseldorf, Germany (90 km to Aachen via A44) Brussels, Belgium (143 km to Aachen) Maastricht-Aachen, the Netherlands (35 km to Aachen) Frankfurt/Main, Germany (300 km to Aachen) There is a direct high speed train (ICE) train from Frankfurt airport to Cologne each hour. In Cologne you can change the train to Aachen (see above). Some of the ICE continue to Aachen main station. Arriving from city centre From the city center of Aachen, maybe after a sight-seeing tour, take bus line 33 from "Bushof"/"Elisenbrunnen"/"Ponttor" (direction to "Uniklinik" or "Vaals (NL)") and get off at bus stop "Wendlingweg" directly in front of the institute.
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