By Plane

  • The nearest airports are Hanover (140 km), Leipzig (150 km) or Berlin (150 km)
  • From there take the train to Magdeburg

By Train

  • With the Deutsche Bahn (DB) AG to station Magdeburg-Hauptbahnhof (
  • From Magdeburg City Carré/Hauptbahnhof take tram number 1 into direction Lerchenwuhne or tram number 8 into direction Neustädter See
  • Please get off at station Alter Markt and change into tram number 5 into direction Messegelände
  • Please get off at station Askanischer Platz
  • From there you walk towards Sandtorstrasse where you will find the Max Planck Institute on the right side
  • Current timetables: Magdeburger Verkehrsbetriebe

By Car

  • Leave the motorway (Autobahn) A2 at exit Magdeburg Zentrum
  • Turn southwards onto B 189 (Magdeburger Ring) direction Halle and leave at exit Zentrum/Universität, direction B1(Burg/Dessau)
  • Follow the street signs towards B1 and go straight through the tunnel Universitätsplatz and continue on B1
  • Turn left towards Rothensee/Hafen at the traffic lights before crossing the bridges (Elbbrücken)
  • The Max Planck Institute is directly on the right side
  • Parking place is available at the institute

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