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Max Planck Institute for Mathematics
Vivatsgasse 7
53111 Bonn



Cologne/Bonn (CGN) is the international airport closest to the institute, about 25 km. From the airport take Airport-Express-Bus SB 60 every 30 minutes to Bonn Main Station (Hauptbahnhof) and then follow the instructions below. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes. Depending on the traffic, a taxi ride between the institute and Cologne-Bonn airport will take between 30 and 40 minutes and cost approximately 40.00 €. It is not possible to reach the institute by taxi, since it is located in the pedestrian zone. The Institute is then only 5 minutes’ walk away from the central station (see by train).

Düsseldorf Airport (DUS) can be reached with many international direct flights. From the airport take the train (approx. 1h10m from the terminal via SkyTrain).

Another option is Frankfurt/Main International Airport (FRA), which can be reached by high speed trains in about one hour. Please note that only IC/EC-trains go directly to Bonn central station. Fast train ICE have no station at Bonn central station. Take the train to Bonn/Siegburg and continue your journey by tram 66 or exit in Cologne central station and take another train to Bonn central station.



Query Deutsche Bahn AG for a connection to Bonn Main Station (Bonn Hauptbahnhof). Leave the station through the main entrance, cross the street in front of it and follow Poststrasse to Münsterplatz. Continue on Münsterplatz until you have passed the Post Office, then turn left into Vivatsgasse. After a few steps you will find the entrance to the institute on the left hand side, just before reaching Bottlerplatz and Sterntor.

The distance between the station and the institute is about 500 m or a 5 minute walk. Leave Bonn central station through the main entrance, cross the street in front of the station and follow the road Poststraße to Münsterplatz. To the left you will pass the yellow post office, after the post building turn left into Vivatsgasse. After a few steps you can find the entrance of the Institute on the left (diagonally opposite is the striking Sterntor). The distance between the station and the Institute is only 500 m.


by CAR

The institute is located in a pedestrian area and inaccessible by car. However, there are two public car-parks nearby. Reaching Bonn via Autobahn A 555 (from Cologne) or A 565 leave at cross Bonn-Nord, follow Heinrich-Böll-Ring, Thomastrasse, Am Alten Friedhof until you reach Berliner Platz (near Bonn city hall = Stadthaus). Turning left you can park in Stadthausgarage. Turning right you will find Friedensplatz-Garage. From Berliner Platz it is only a short stroll to the institute. Walk down Sterntorbrücke, cross Friedensplatz and follow Vivatsgasse until you find the entrance to the MPI on the right near Bottlerplatz.

Entrances to the parking garages are located near the following addresses
Bahnhofsgarage: Münsterstraße 6, 53111 Bonn 
Münsterplatzgarage: Budapester Straße 5, 53111 Bonn
Weiherstraße 6, 53111 Bonn
Friedensplatzgarage: Oxfordstraße 21, 53111 Bonn
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The Max Planck Institute for Mathematics is located in the city center of Bonn between Münsterplatz and Bottlerplatz. You will find the entrance on Vivatsgasse 7 (marked by the red diamond; coordinates: latitude=50.735020 longitude=7.098620; for mobile devices use the QR-Code on the right)MPIM coordinates

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