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If you want to know how to get to the Robotics Research Institute by car, train and plane - here you will find all inportant information.


By Car


The Robotics Research Institute (IRF) is situated in the campus north of the Technical University of Dortmund, close to the motorway intersection Dortmund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dortmund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. From here the university is connected to the west with the motorway network of the Ruhr Area and beyond that to the regions of the Lower Rhine and the Netherlands. In the eastern direction the B 1 leads through Dortmund to Unna, where there is a connection with the motorways leading to Bremen, Hannover/Berlin and Kassel. In the north, the A 45 ends after a few kilometres at the A 2, leading to the Kamener Kreuz and in the other direction to Oberhausen. In the Westhofener Kreuz, south of the university, the A 45 crosses the A 2, leading to Bremen and Köln. The best motorway exit you find on the A 45 is "Dortmund-Eichlinghofen" and on the B 1 / A 40 "Dortmund-Dorstfeld". There are signs at both exits leading you to the university. Also there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dortmund. This exit is fairly new and due to roadworks in that area the exit might be closed temporarily.


Download: Map of the motorway routes around Dortmund

Download: Map of University and the location of the IRF


By Train


The Robotics Research Institute is to be reached via the university´s train station ("Dortmund Universität"). From there suburban trains leave for the Dortmund main station ("Dortmund Hauptbahnhof") and the Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport train station" (take the S-Bahn number 1 which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). So the Robotics Research Institute is within easy reach from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg. During the semester there are additional suburban trains shuttling back and forth between Dortmund and Bochum. Also there is the possibilty of getting from Dortmund city to the university by bus or tram: from the Dortmund main station you can take all trams bound for the station "Stadtgarten" usually the underground routes U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trams and get onto the line U42 towards "Hombruch". The station you have to look out for is  "An der Palmweide". From the bus station just over the road busses bound for the Technische Universität leave every ten minutes (468, 447). Another possibility is to take the underground routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dortmund main station to the stop "Dortmund Kampstraße". From there take the U43 or U44 to the stop "Dortmund Wittener Straße". Switch to the bus line 447 and get off at "Dortmund Universität S". You also can switch to the Bus 465 and get off at "Josef von Fraunhover Straße". For individual timetable information about public passenger traffic see the homepage of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (that is the regional public transportation system; please visit www.vrr.de).


By Plane


From the Dortmund airport (please visit www.flughafen-dortmund.de) you can fly to several places in Central Europe. There are regular air connections with Amsterdam, Berlin, Dresden, Katowice, Kraków, Leibzig-Halle, London, München, Nürnberg, Paris, Poznán, Stuttgart, Vienna and Zurich e.g. To get from the Dortmund airport to the  Robotics Research Institute, which are approximately 20 kilometers apart, you can use a shuttle bus to the railway station "Bahnhof Holzwickede" from which trains depart to the Dortmund main station (please visit again www.vrr.de for more information). Normally the fastest way is to catch a taxi at Dortmund airport.


The Rhein-Ruhr-Airport in Düsseldorf (please visit www.duesseldorf-international.de), 60 kilometers away from Dortmund, offers world-wide air connections. The Robotics Research Institute can be reached directly using the suburban train S1 to Dortmund main station ("Dortmund Hauptbahnhof") getting off at the university's train station, but normally it is faster to use the regional train ("Regional Express") to Dortmund main station and then take suburban train S1 to Düsseldorf, which does not stop as often as the suburban trains do.getting off at the university's train station (3rd halt).

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Technical University Dortmund
Robotics Research Institute
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Schwiegelshohn

IRF, 2. OG, 314
44221 Dortmund (mail)
Otto-Hahn-Str. 8,
Einfahrt 33 (Delivery)
44227 Dortmund



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