Leibniz Science Campus Ruhr
Postfach 10 30 54
Phone: 0201 / 81 49-0
Fax: 0201 / 81 49-200
The nearest airport is Düsseldorf Airport. The cabin railway “SkyTrain” takes you from the terminal to the railway station “Düsseldorf Flughafen”. From there, three regional train lines (“Regionalexpress”) are running to Essen central station (travel time: 20 to 25 minutes): RE1 (NRW-Express direction to Hamm), RE2 (Rhein-Haard-Express direction to Münster) and RE6 (Westfalen-Express direction to Minden).
By train – from Essen central station
The subway line U11 (direction to Messe West/Süd/Gruga) or the tram lines 107 and 108 (both direction to Bredeney) take you from Essen central station to the stop “Philharmonie”. Take exit B and walk Huyssenallee uphill until it crosses Hohenzollernstraße after 200m. Turn left into Hohenzollernstraße and walk about 40m further. On the left-hand side you find the entrance of RWI. If you prefer walking: a walk from Essen central station to the RWI via Huyssenallee will take about 15 minutes.
From Düsseldorf via highway A52:
Leave the highway A52 at exit 29 “Essen-Süd“ and drive straight towards Essen city center (“Essen-Zentrum”). After about 1.5 km turn left towards “Philharmonie/Saalbau” into Kronprinzenstraße. Follow the course of the road about 1 km. Kronprinzenstraße turns into Hohenzollernstraße and passes the “Stadtgarten”. The RWI is located behind the park on the right side just before the junction with Huyssenallee.
From Bochum (from the east) via highway A40:
Leave the A40 at exit 24 “Essen-Huttrop“ and drive towards E-Huttrop. At the traffic lights after approx. 450 m turn left into Steeler Straße. At the water tower of Steele after approx. 120 m turn right into Kurfürstenstraße/L451. Follow the course of the road about 1.8 km. Kurfürstenstraße turns into Kronprinzenstraße, before turning into Hohenzollernstraße which passes the “Stadtgarten”. The RWI is located behind the park on the right side just before the junction with Huyssenallee.
From Duisburg (from the west) via highway A40:
Leave the A40 at exit 23 “Essen-Zentrum/B224“ and turn left to B224 Solingen/Dorsten in Holsterhauser Straße. After approx. 150 m turn right into Friedrichstraße direction to A52 Düsseldorf/B224 Solingen. After approx. 500 m and two intersections with traffic lights you are going to find the building of the RWI on the left side opposite to the Steag headquarter.
Parking facilities around the RWI
RWI has no parking spaces for visitors. Please use the fee-based parking facilities provided by Philharmonie/Saalbau (Admiral-Scheer-Str.1) behind the building of RWI. You get there by following the signpost “P Philharmonie/Saalbau”.
The RWI is located within a low-emission zone. If you visit us by car you need a “pollution badge”. Without the badge it is not allowed to enter an area identified as “Umweltzone” by signs, not even if your vehicle would meet the requirements for a badge. Otherwise, you risk a fine of 40 Euro plus points on your driver’s licence. Please check the details on the website of the city of Essen before your visit.