STRONGnet Summer School 2011

ZIF, Bielefeld

June 14-25, 2011

Travel Information


Arriving by plane

Here you can find some information about nearby airports and train connections to Bielefeld. You may also want to check the timetable for trains leaving at the time of your arrival at the airport. Further information on how to reach the University from the main train station is given below.

Arriving by car

You may want to have a look at the map showing the major highway connections and main roads within the Bielefeld area as well as a more detailed street map of the University neighbourhood. Arrriving by car you will most certainly approach Bielefeld via the motorway  "A2". Coming from direction "Hannover" you take the exit "Bielefeld-Zentrum" until "Adenauerplatz". There you turn right into the "Artur-Ladebeck-Strasse" and at the second traffic light left into "Stapenhorststrasse". You follow "Stapenhorststrasse/Wertherstrasse" for roughly 2.5 km and then turn right into "Voltmannstrasse". At the next traffic light (approx. 500 m) you turn to the left to the University Campus.

Coming from direction "Dortmund" you take the exit "Bielefeld-Sennestadt" and follow the B68 to the left into the direction "Osnabrück-Bielefeld" for about 8 km. There you turn to the right to the "B61 (Ostwestfalendamm)" and take the exit "Universität, Stapenhorststrasse. At the traffic light you turn left and follow "Stapenhorststrasse/Wertherstrasse" as described above.

 Arriving by train

You may want to check the timetable for trains within Germany or worldwide.

Arriving at Bielefeld you leave the station and cross the station forecourt.  Then there are two possibilities: You can either take the bus 62/21 (direction Werther/Borgholzhausen, bus-schedule) and get off at the stop Uni/Stud.-Wohnheim. The ZiF is then a few meters ahead on the left-hand side. Alternatively you can take the (underground) tram No. 4, direction "Lohmannshof". The entrance to the underground platform is just straight ahead (Schedule from train station or from Rathaus to University  and from University to town). The tram needs 8 minutes to the University. For ZiF you then have to walk about 0.5 km, see the map. Bus tickets can be purchased on the bus, for the tram one has to buy the ticket in advance at the ticket machine before going to the platform. For an individual ticket you have to chose the options "Einzelticket, Preisstufe 1 Bielefeld". 

Useful maps to find your way

A map of Bielefeld, where you can enter your search request

A street map of the region between main station and University

A map of the University campus and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF)

A map of the University main building