How to find us


MPI for Biology of Ageing
Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 9b
50931 Cologne, Germany

GPS coordinates

50° 55' 33'' N / 6° 55' 9'' O

How to reach us by train and public transport

From Cologne Messe/Deutz change to tram no. 9 (direction "Sülz") and get off at the stop "Sülz Lindenburg (Universitätskliniken)" and walk in the direction of travel. Turn right into "Joseph-Stelzmann-Straße" and walk straight ahead. Crossing the next street (Kerpener Straße) you will find the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing with house no. 9b (building no. 32 on the University Clinic map) on the left side of the street.

From the Cologne central station take either the no. 16 (direction "Sürth", "Bonn / Bad Godesberg") or no. 18 (direction "Klettenbergpark", "Brühl") tram to "Neumarkt" station. You will arrive below street level and need to take the steps/escalator up to street level to change to the no. 9 tram (direction "Sülz") or the no. 146 bus (direction "Deckstein").


Take the no. 146 bus and get off at the stop "Geibelstraße". Turn left (in the direction of travel) into Joseph-Stelzmann-Straße and walk straight ahead until you reach the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing on the right side (house no. 9b / building no. 32 on the University Clinic map).

Valid train/bus KVB fares

You can find ticket machines in every tram or bus but they only accept coins! During the day, you can also purchase tickets at the KVB counter of the Cologne central station or at any other station with a KVB office. Currently, you need a "Cityticket 1b" and you may need to validate the ticket at the platform or in the tram/bus.

Driving directions / how to reach us by car

On the motorway / Autobahn A4 take the exit "Köln Klettenberg" followed by Luxemburger Straße, direction Cologne Centre. At the first traffic light turn left into "Militärring". After approx. 1.5 km turn right into "Gleueler Straße". After another 2.2 km turn right into "Joseph-Stelzmann-Straße". You will find the building of the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, house no. 9b (building no. 32 on the University Clinic map), on the right hand side of the street. Please note that parking spaces on the University Clinic campus are very limited and that you will need to pay for parking (yellow machines).

How to reach us from Cologne/Bonn Airport

At the airport train station take the no. S13 train, a local train (RE) or IC/ICE to Cologne central station. Please note: It takes about 15 minutes with the S13 or a local train, ticket category 1b (only for S-Train and KVB tram. The ticket is valid for your entire trip to the institute). Tickets for IC/ICE trains are more expensive and need to be bought at a separate machine of DB (Deutsche Bahn). From Cologne central station or Messe/Deutz follow the instructions mentioned above ("How to reach us by train and public transport").

Going by taxi

Price from Cologne-Bonn Airport to MPI: ~ 40 EUR
Price from Cologne central station to MPI: ~ 20 EUR.

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