The chair of bioorganic chemistry is located at the campus of Forschungszentrum Jülich (buildings 15.8 and 15.13.)
Coming from Cologne (Köln) take the A 4 motorway (Cologne – Aachen), leave the motorway at the Düren exit, and then turn right towards Jülich (B 56). After about 10 km, turn off to the right onto the L 253, and follow the signs for "Forschungszentrum".
Coming from Aachen take the A 44 motorway (Aachen – Düsseldorf) and leave the motorway at the Jülich-West exit. At the first roundabout turn left towards Jülich, and at the second roundabout turn right towards Düren (B 56). After about 5 km, turn left onto the L 253 and follow the signs to "Forschungszentrum".
Coming from Düsseldorf Airport take the A 52 motorway (towards Düsseldorf/Mönchengladbach), followed by the A 57 (towards Cologne). Turn off at Neuss-West, and continue on the A 46 until you reach the crossroads "Kreuz Wanlo". Take the A 61 (towards Koblenz/Aachen) until you reach "Dreieck Jackerath" where you should take the A 44 (towards Aachen). Continue as described in "Coming from Düsseldorf".
Coming from Düsseldorf on the A44 motorway (Düsseldorf – Aachen) you have two options:
1. (Shorter route but more traffic) turn right at the Jülich-Ost exit onto the B 55n, which you should follow for approx. 500 m before turning right towards Jülich. After 200 m, before the radio masts, turn left and continue until you reach the "Merscher Höhe" roundabout. Turn left here, drive past the Solar Campus belonging to the University of Applied Sciences and continue straight along Brunnenstrasse. Cross the Römerstrasse junction, continue straight ahead onto Wiesenstrasse and then after the roundabout and the caravan dealers, turn left towards "Forschungszentrum" (signposted).
2. (Longer but quicker route) drive until you reach the "Jülich-West" exit. At the first roundabout turn left towards Jülich, and at the second roundabout turn right towards Düren (B 56). After about 5 km, turn left onto the L 253 and follow the signs to "Forschungszentrum".
In your navigation system, enter your destination as "Wilhelm-Johnen-Strasse". From there, it is only a few hundred metres to the main entrance – simply follow the signs. The research centre itself is not part of the network of public roads and is therefore not recognised by navigation systems.
From neighbouring airports by train:
From Cologne Bonn Airport
From the railway station at the airport, take the S13 to Cologne main train station (Hauptbahnhof) and then continue with the regional express to Düren, or go to Köln-Ehrenfeld by regional express and then take the S12 to Düren.
Continue from Düren as described in "By train".
From Düsseldorf International Airport
From the railway station at the airport, travel to Cologne main train station and then continue on to Düren. Some trains go directly to Düren whereas other connections involve a change at Cologne main train station.
Continue from Düren as described in "By train".
Take the train from Aachen or Cologne to the train station in Düren. From here, take the local train ("Rurtalbahn" [RTB]) for Jülich and get out at the "Forschungszentrum" stop. To make sure that the train stops at "Forschungszentrum" you should press the request stop button (Haltewunsch) in good time after the "Selgersdorf" stop.
From the train stop, a shuttle service will bring you to the campus (for all trains arriving between 6 am and 7 pm, for the timetables, please see "Aachen - Jülich bus connections" below).
If you walk, it will take you approximately 20 minutes to reach the main entrance. The distance is about 1.3 kilometres.
Aachen - Jülich bus connection:
The SB 20 and the 220 bus lines connect Forschungszentrum Jülich to the local public transport system.
50°, 54', 23" (North); 6°, 24', 14" (East)
You will find the facilities constituting Heinrich Heine University (HHU) and the University Hospital (UKD) in the south of Düsseldorf, only around 3.5 km from the centre of town and the main station.
Map HHU and UKD print version (pdf)
Map HHU and UKD Smartphone version (jpg)
Surrounding Area Düsseldorf (pdf)
Arriving by public transport
The university campus is a small town within a town which is why it has many stops for buses and trams. A special offer for fresher, but also for all other students, is the Campus Timetable of the Rheinbahn. We suggest using the Rheinbahn's timetable to find the quickest way to reach your goal:
Arriving by plane
Düsseldorf Rhine-Ruhr airport is one of the biggest in Europe. There is a good connection to the main station by city train (S-Bahn) and from there to the university by tram (line U79 to the final stop “Uni-Ost / Botanischer Garten”= University east / botanical garden).
Arriving by train
Düsseldorf main station is connected to all international long-distance train routes. Both the U79 and the 704 tram go from there directly to the university. The final stop on line U79 is “Uni-Ost / Botanischer Garten” = University east / botanical garden, on line 704 "Uni-Nord / Christophstraße" = University north / Christophstreet (marked in the Map HHU campus and UKD). Travel time from the station is around 10 or 20 minutes.
The stop “Uni-Ost / Botanischer Garten” = University east / botanical garden can also be reached by line U73.
Arriving by bus
The university is on the route of the following buses: 735, 827, 835 and 836. If you take the 735 or 827 you can get off at “Universität Mensa” (University canteen), “Universität Mitte” (University centre) or “Universität Süd” (University south). If you take the 835 or 836 you can get off at “Universität West” (University west), “Universität Mitte” (University centre) or “Universität Süd” (University south).
Arriving by car
from the East
The university is best reached from Hildener Kreuz (Hilden junction) (A 3 / A 46) via Düsseldorf-Süd junction (Düsseldorf south) (A 46). Leave the A 46 in the tunnel (exit Zentrum / Universität = centre / university). Turn left at the first at the first traffic lights into Universitätsstrasse which runs through the campus.
from the West
The university is best reached from Neuss-Süd junction where the A 46 and A 57 merge. After the Fleher Rhine bridge take the exit Bilk / Zentrum / Hafen / Benrath (Bilk / centre / harbour / Benrath). Stay in the right-hand lane and follow the signs to Benrath / Universität (Benrath / university).
from the city centre
The university is best reached via Corneliusstraße, then Witzelstraße (follow the signs for the A46 and Wuppertal), and then turn right into Universitätsstrasse. Here you will find somewhere to park.
Please note that all parking offenders on university premises will be towed away.
Information for disabled visitors
You can find information about disabled parking and a map in these guidelines from the disability officer.