….by train

  • From the main railway station, resp. from Alsfeld/Grünberg by regional train RMV, line 35 Giessen – Fulda, one stop up to the station “Licher Straße”.
  • Cross Licher Straße and the railroad tracks. Turn right at the pharmacy.
  • In front of the pharmacy, follow the path leading downward, parallel to Licher Straße. After a curve you will be at Graudenzer Straße.
  • This street leads straight to the university library. You merely have to cross “Alter Steinbacher Weg”.
  • Take a left around the building and follow this path. On the righthand side, you will find the entrance to Philosophikum I.

…..by bus

  • Use the RMV-link: https://www.rmv.de/
  • Option 1 – short walk
  • At the main railway station, take bus no. 10 to “Rathenaustraße”.
  • Alternatively, you can take bus no. 801 or 802 from “Oswaldsgarten” to “Rathenaustraße”.
  • From this terminal stop, the university library is already in sight.  Cross the pedestrian crossing and follow the small path straight ahead.
  • At the fork in the path in front of the building, take the left path, past the university library and follow this path to the left. The entrance to Philosophikum I
    is located on the right-hand side.
  • Option 2 – approx. 5 minutes by foot
  • At the main railway station, take bus no. 2 bound for “Eichendoffring”. Get off at “Graudenzer Straße”.
  • Walk back a few steps to the pedestrian lights. Take to the left. This path leads downward to “Graudenzer Straße”.
  • At the bottom, keep left. This path leads straight to the university library. You merely have to cross “Alter Steinbacher Weg”.
  • Turn left, walk around the building and follow this path. The entrance to Philosophikum I is on the right.

……by car

  • A45 coming from the north
  • Follow A45 to exit “Wetzlar Ost/Giessen”, then exit A45 and follow B49 in the direction of Giessen.
  • At the intersection “Giessen Bergwerkswald”, stay in the left lanes follow the direction of “Giessener Nordkreuz/Marburg”, (A485).
  • Take the first exit “Schiffenberger Tal” and stay in the right lane. Turn right and follow the road in the direction of the town center.
  • Take the second road and turn right into “Rathenaustraße”.
  • “Otto-Behaghel-Straße“ is the third road on the left.
  • A45 coming from the south
  • Follow A45 to “Giessener Südkreuz” and exit, taking the direction of  “Giessen/Marburg”.
  • Take exit “Schiffenberger Tal” and stay in the right lane. Turn right and follow the road in the direction of town center.
  • Take the second road and turn right into “Rathenaustraße”.
  • “Otto-Behaghel-Straße” is the third road on the left.
  • A45 (south and north)
  • Follow A5 and take exit “Fernwald”, then head towards Giessen.
  • As you enter Giessen, follow the direction of “Giessener Ring”.
  • Take exit “Schiffenberger Tal” and stay in the right lane. Take a turn to the right and follow the road in the direction of the town center.
  • Take the second road and turn right into “Rathenaustraße”.
  • “Otto-Behaghel-Straße” is the third road on the left.

….by airplane

  • Frankfurt Airport
  • Follow signs to airport railway station.
  • Take S8 in the direction of “Offenbach (Main) Ost” in order to get to the main railway station. (Length of the trip: approx. 10 minutes).
  • From the main railway station, take a train bound for Giessen (length of the trip: approx. 40 minutes).
  • Airport Frankfurt-Hahn
  • The easiest way to leave Frankfurt-Hahn is by bus (bus company “Omnibusse Bohr”).
  • Take the bus bound for “Frankfurter Hauptbahnhof” (length of the trip: approx. 2 hours).
  • From Frankfurt main railway station take a train bound for Giessen (length of the trip: approx. 40 minutes).