Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
Public Relations and Communications
Phone: +49 (0)7071 601-777
Fax: +49 (0)7071 601-520
Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology
Public Relations & Communications
Phone: +49 (0)7071 601-444
Fax: +49 (0)7071 601-446
Max Planck House
Phone: +49 (0)7071 601-765
Fax: +49 (0)7071 601-790
The nearest airport is Stuttgart. After arriving you can take the Airportsprinter (Bus 828), which will take you directly to the main station in Tübingen with a journey time of about one hour. You can also take a taxi. The taxi ride only takes 30 to 40 minutes and will cost approx. 50 € Euro. If you like to book a MiniCar (taxi) in advance, call +49 (0)7071-93500.
Intercity trains, including the high-speed ICE service, will bring you to Stuttgart main station, from where a local train takes about an hour to reach Tübingen. From here the Max Planck Campus can be reached by taxi (10 minutes) or bus (20 to 30 minutes including walking and waiting times). The bus station and taxi rank are both directly opposite the main exit from Tübingen station.
Time schedule of the trains
Starting at the main station in Tübingen with bus no. 3 in the direction of “Ulmenweg” to the bus stop "Max Planck Institute" it takes about 15 minutes to reach the campus. From the bus stop you need to walk about 100 meters downhill and then pass the central parking lot to the right and follow the stairways down to the Max Planck Campus.
Alternatively, you can take bus no. 4 in the direction of “WHO Ulmenweg” until you reach the bus stop “Corrensstraße” or "Niethammerstraße". Across the road from this bus stop, a flight of steps leads uphill through some trees. Follow these steps until you reach the street called Spemannstraße. Take care in winter as the steps are not cleared. The Max Planck Campus lies to your right-hand side. In both cases you have about a 5- to 10-minute walk from the bus stop to the campus. Information about the bus schedule
!! ATTENTION: When using a GPS (navigation system), please enter "Paul-Ehrlich-Strasse (No.15)" to gain access to the campus!
From the highway A8 (coming from either direction)
The fastest connection to Tübingen is the federal highway B27. Leave highway A8 at the slip road Nr. 52 "Stuttgart Degerloch" and follow the road signs saying "Tübingen/Reutlingen, B27". The drive to Tübingen takes about 30 minutes from here. The federal highway B27 has four lanes and does not pass through any towns, nevertheless you should expect traffic hold ups during the rush hour.
The approach through town to the Max Planck Campus is described in city route no. 1
City route no. 1: Leave the federal highway B27 at the slip road „Böblingen, Tübingen-Nord, Lustnau" and follow the street called “Stuttgarter Strasse”. At the third traffic light (cross road Wilhelmstrasse - Pfrondorfer Strasse) turn left in the direction of "Zentrum, Kliniken, Kunsthalle". After passing a gas station turn right in the direction of "Nordstadt, ..." and follow the north ring (Nordring) up hill over three crossroads. At the fourth traffic light, turn left in the direction of the "Bundesforschungsanstalt” (National Reasearch Center) and follow the road "Waldhäuser Strasse". At the first crossroad turn left into the "Paul-Ehrlich-Strasse"; across No. 15 there is the access to the central parking lot of the Max Planck Institutes Tübingen from which stairways lead down hill to the campus.
City route no. 2: If you drive to Tübingen on the federal highway B464 through Bebenhausen, please turn right after entering Tübingen (cross road Wilhelmstrasse/Pfrondorfer Strasse) in the direction of "Zentrum, Kliniken, Kunsthalle". Please continue as described in city route no. 1.
City route no. 3: If you drive to Tübingen on the federal highway B28 through Unterjesingen, please turn left after entering Tübingen. Then follow the signs saying "Hagelloch, Nordstadt, ..." Follow the road, Hagellocher Weg. At the first big intersection turn right and follow the street signs "Nordstadt, ...". After passing a large crossroad at the top of the hill, please turn left at the intersection Nordring and follow the signs "Alle Richtungen, Kunsthalle, ...". After passing two intersections on the right-hand side, you will reach the crossroad "Nordring/Waldhäuser Strasse". Please turn right and follow the street "Waldhäuser Strasse". Please continue as described in city route no. 1.
City route no. 4: If you drive to Tübingen on the federal highway B28a from the direction of Weilheim or Hirschau, please follow the road Europastrasse until you see a flyover ahead. Follow the signs saying "B28, Herrenberg, Nordstadt, Kliniken" and turn left after driving under the bridge. After driving through a tunnel, please turn right at the third intersection in the direction of "Hagelloch, Berufsgen. Unfallklinik, ..." and follow the street Hagellocher Weg. Please continue as described in city route no. 1.