How to find us

You recognize the Mechanical Engineering building (L1|01) by its huge red gear wheel in front of the building. Please use the entrance near the gear wheel. The institute GLR is situated in the 4th floor.

Locations of the institute GLR
Locations of the institute GLR

You can reach Darmstadt from motorways A5 (from Frankfurt/M. – Heidelberg/Basel) and A67 (from Cologne/Wiesbaden – Mannheim). At the motorway junction ‘Autobahnkreuz Darmstadt’ take the exit towards Darmstadt/Stadtmitte.

You can also take the B3 called“Bergstraße”.

The TU- Lichtwiese is located at the eastern corner of the city, so you need to cross the city along the signage to “TUD-Lichtwiese” towards Aschaffenburg and Vivarium.

All public car parks are billable (2,50€ per day). The ticket machines only accept coins and do not change.

The reserved parking spaces in front of the mechanical engineering building are for free for invited guests.

ICE, IC and EC trains stop at Darmstadt Station, which means it is very well connected with the German distance railway network. There are regional connections with Frankfurt am Main, Wiesbaden, Aschaffenburg, Mannheim and Heidelberg as well as Erbach and Eberbach.

To get to Campus TU-Lichtwiese by public transport, take the bus line K to TU Lichtwiese/Mensa to the final stop (departure every 15 min.), or the Odenwaldbahn (VIAS) to Darmstadt TU-Lichtwiese Bahnhof.

The international airport Frankfurt Rhein-Main is located 25 km (15.5 miles) from Darmstadt. At the airport, regional bus lines depart from arrivals area B at Terminal 1 and arrivals areas D+E at Terminal 2. We recommend the express bus AirLiner (Terminals 1 and 2), which offers a convenient and fast 30-minute connection from the airport to Darmstadt Hauptbahnhof (main station).

From there you can take the bus line K to TU-Lichtwiese/Mensa.