Directions to MPI-M

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) is located just across "Schlump" underground station, next to a 18-story university building, the Geomatikum. The institute is located in the glass-walled building on Bundesstrasse 53. Coming from "Schlump" underground station, just cross the street "Beim Schlump" and turn left until you reach the the junction "Beim Schlump / Bundesstrasse". Turn right here - you will pass by the "Geomatikum" on the right and directly approach our main building. For further information please take a look at the map above.

Public Transport

The website of Hamburg's Public Transport Association - HVV - provides extensive information about the public transport system in Hamburg and its surroundings. All tickets you buy are valid for buses, undergrounds (U-Bahn) and city trains (S-Bahn). You find ticket machines in every station's entrance area; the screens can be switched to different languages. You may also buy tickets from the bus driver directly.

Download map of public transport system in Hamburg.

Arrival by Plane

Hamburg Airport is easily reached from major European hubs such as Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Paris, Zurich, Munich and London Heathrow.

By public transport to MPI-M

From Hamburg Airport, please take S-Bahnline S1signed Ohlsdorf to "Ohlsdorf" station (one stop only). Then please change to the blue underground line U1(destination Wandsbek Markt / Wandsbek-Gartenstadt / Farmsen / Volksdorf / Ohlstedt) and get off at "Kellinghusenstrasse" station. Then please change to the yellow underground line U3(destination Hauptbahnhof-Sued) and get off at "Schlump" underground station. Transfer time is around 25 - 30 minutes. Cost for a single trip is 3.30 EUR.

Taxi from the airport

Cost is approx. 17.00 - 23.00 EUR. Transfer time: 25 - 50 minutes, depending on traffic density.

Arrival by Train

The website of the Deutsche Bahn informs you about Germany's railway system and train connections.

From the main railway station "Hamburg-Hauptbahnhof" to MPI-M - by public transport

Please take the red underground line U2 (destination Niendorf-Nord or Niendorf-Markt) and get off at "Schlump" underground station. Transfer time is around 10 minutes, cost for a single trip is 2.20 EUR.

Taxi from the main railway station "Hamburg-Hauptbahnhof"

Cost is approx. 10.00 - 15.00 EUR. Transfer time: 15 - 25 minutes, depending on traffic density.

From the railway station "Hamburg-Dammtor" to MPI-M

Please take bus 4 or 5 in front of the station. Take bus 4, signed Wildacker / Eidelstedter Platz, and get off at "Bundesstrasse". Transfer time is 10 - 15 minutes, cost for a single trip is 1.60 EUR.

Alternatively, take bus 5, signed Nedderfeld, Niendorf Markt, Burgwedel, and get off at "Grindelhof". From there, turn left onto Rentzelstrasse and then turn right onto Bundesstrasse to reach our main building, Bundesstrasse 53. Transfer time is 15 minutes, cost for a single trip is 1.60 EUR.