Address

Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter
Luruper Chaussee 149, Building 99 (CFEL)
22761 Hamburg
Germany

Map of the area surrounding the DESY campus

Directions to the DESY Campus (PDF, 656 kB)

Instructions on how to reach the DESY campus (where CFEL is located).

DESY campus map highlighting the CFEL building

DESY Campus Map (PDF, 3.6 MB)

Institute

Maps and Directions

Visiting the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter

The MPSD is located in the CFEL building on the research campus in Hamburg Bahrenfeld, Germany:

Side Entrance

Luruper Chaussee 149
22761 Hamburg

Main Entrance

Notkestraße 85
22607 Hamburg

Please note: The building is close to the side entrance but this entrance is open for motorists only from Monday till Friday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closed on weekends. It is open for pedestrians and cyclist at all times. They only have to ring a bell and the door will be opened by the the main gate staff.

How to reach the side entrance
If you arrive by plane and use the S-Bahn (rapid-transit railway) line S1 to Altona or if you arrive by train directly at the Hamburg Altona train station, you can continue with bus line M2 (direction Schenefeld, Achterndiek or Schenefelder Platz) to bus stop Luruper Chaussee (DESY) (11 bus stops).

How to reach the main entrance
If you arrive by plane or train and use the S-Bahn line S1 or S11 to Othmarschen, you can continue with bus line M1 (direction Rissen, Schenefelder Holt or S Blankenese) to bus station Zum Hünengrab (DESY) (5 bus stops).

By train
Take the train to the Hamburg Altona station. From there you have the following options available:

  1. Continue by taxi, traveling time approx. 15–20 min.
  2. Continue by bus line M2 (direction Schenefeld, Achterndiek or Schenefelder Platz) directly to the side entrance of DESY (bus stop Luruper Chaussee (DESY)) (11 bus stops), traveling time approx. 15–20 min.
  3. Continue by bus line M1 (direction Rissen, Schenefelder Holt or S Blankenese) to the main entrance of DESY (bus stop Zum Hünengrab (DESY)) (15 bus stops), traveling time approx. 25 min.
  4. Continue by S-Bahn line S1 or S11 (direction Blankenese or Wedel) to station Othmarschen. Then take the bus line M1 (direction Rissen, Schenefelder Holt or S Blankenese) to bus stop Zum Hünengrab (DESY) (5 bus stops), total traveling time approx. 20 min.

If the train only stops at Hamburg Hauptbahnhof (central station), continue with S-Bahn line S1, S2, S3, S11, S21, or S31 (westbound) to Altona and follow the instructions above.

Hamburg Public Transport Association (HVV)

By plane
After arriving at Hamburg airport Fuhlsbüttel, the following options are available:

  1. Continue by taxi, traveling time approx. 40–50 min.
  2. Continue with S-Bahn line S1 (direction Blankenese or Wedel) to station Altona. Then go on with bus line M2 (direction Schenefeld, Achterndiek or Schenefelder Platz) directly to the side entrance of DESY (bus stop Luruper Chaussee (DESY)) (11 bus stops), traveling time approx. 65 min.

By car
Exit the Autobahn (A7) at HH-Bahrenfeld.

  • Arriving in Hamburg from the South: turn left onto the main road (Osdorfer Weg).
  • Arriving in Hamburg from the North: turn right onto the main road (Osdorfer Weg).

After 1.5 kilometers turn right onto Notkestraße. The main entrance of DESY is the second road on the left.

Use the DESY area map upon your arrival to the campus (walking distance from main gate to CFEL roughly one kilometer).

Accommodation
To arrange a stay on the DESY campus, please visit the page of the DESY Guest Services.

 
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