Division of Physical Chemistry of Microscopic Systems

Using ÖPNV, car, train or air-plane

The Institute of Physical Chemistry of Microscopic Systems is located on the main campus (southern campus) in building No. 30.44. 

  • using ÖPNV (public transportation system):

    There's a very good public transportation system in Karlsruhe but you can of course also take a taxi. If you're living in downtown using trams is highly recommended. During the day trams are going every 2 to 10 minutes. Public transportation system im Karlsruhe is supported by Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund . So you can use the same ticket for trams and busses. 


  • by car:

  • coming from North-West:
    Take the Autobahn A61 until you reach A5. Go on as described in "coming from the North"
  • coming from North:
    Take the Autobahn A5, towards "Karlsruhe/Basel" up to the exit "Karlsruhe - Durlach", go on towards "Karlsruhe" (first exit). Use the following road, then turn right at the "Universität" sign.
  • coming from the East:
    Take the Autobahn A8 towards Karlsruhe up to the "Karlsruher Dreieck", go on then towards A5 "Frankfurt", then take the exit "Karlsruhe - Durlach". Go on as described in "coming from the North"
  • coming from the South/South-West:
    Take the Autobahn A5 towards "Frankfurt", exit "Karlsruhe - Durlach". Go on as described in "coming from the North".
    If you'd like to park your car on the campus you should ask for a parking permisson at the main gate of the campus (eastern entrance).  
  • by train:

    Step out of the main station at the main entrance. To get to university choose either tram no. 2 (towards Wolfartsweier Nord), or tram no. 3 (towards Heide) or tram no. S4 (towards Bretten). Get off at the station "Kronenplatz/Universität" or "Durlacher Tor". For more detailled information about travelling by train please visit the website of  Deutsche Bahn
  • by air-plane:

  • coming from Frankfurt: 
    Many trains are going directly from the air-port in Frankfurt ("Frankfurt am Main Flughafen") to Karlsruhe. Find a comfortable train connection at this website: Deutsche Bahn  

  • coming from Stuttgart:
    Here you can find some informations about the airport in Stuttgart. You can reach Karlsruhe by train (Deutsche Bahn).
    Thanks to numerous rail and bus links, you can get to and from Stuttgart Airport quickly and easily. Take S-Bahn S2 or S3 from Stuttgart Central Station to the airport. You will arrive at level 1 of Terminal 1 without changing trains.
    Journey time between Stuttgart Central Station and Stuttgart Airport is 27 minutes. From 04:55 weekdays (or 5:25 Sundays and holidays) to 0:25 S-Bahn trains run from Central Station every 10 or 20 minutes (weekend 30 minutes).
    Trains run from the airport to Central Station between 5:08 (or 5:48 Saturdays, Sundays and holidays) and 0:08.
    You can find your individual departure and arrival times here:
    To Stuttgart Airport
    From Stuttgart Airport