Address:

Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
Staudtstr. 2
91058 Erlangen
(Germany)
phone: +49 (0)9131 - 71 33 - 0


By car:

From the Autobahn A3 Frankfurt-Nuremberg, take the exit "Tennenlohe" onto the Bundesstraße B4 (main road) in the direction of Erlangen (north bound). Exit the B4 at "Gräfenberg/Universität Südgelände", leave the roundabout at the second exit and turn into Kurt-Schumacher-Straße, then go straight on until you reach the traffic lights, turn left into Staudtstraße and drive straight on to the turning bay at the end of the street, taking a right turn into the parking area. Please ring the bell at the gate to alert our front office staff to your arrival.

 

By public transportation from Erlangen central station

  • Bus 293 from central train station (direction Bruck Bahnhof or Sebaldussiedlung), alight at: Erlangen Fridericianum 
    3 minutes walk to the institute
  • Bus 287 from central station (direction Sebaldussiedlung), alight at: Erlangen Sebaldussiedlung
    4 minutes walk to the institute
  • 4 minutes walk to Erlangen Arcaden
    Bus 20 from Arcaden (direction Nürnberg Am Wegfeld), alight at: Erlangen Staudtstraße
    4 minutes walk to the institute
  • S-Bahn S1 from central station (direction Hartmannshof or Hersbruck or Lauf), alight at: Paul-Gossen-Straße
    Bus 280 from Paul-Gossen-Straße (direction Busbahnhof Buckenhof/Spardorf), alight at: Erlangen Staudtstraße
    4 minutes walk to the institute

For further connections please use the VGN Journey Planner.


By airplane

If at all possible, it is best to fly directly to Nuremberg Airport and then get to MPL via public transportation:

  • Bus 30 from airport (direction Erlangen Arcaden or Hugenottenplatz), alight at: Erlangen Gebbertstraße
    15 minutes walk to the institute
  • Bus 30 from airport (direction Erlangen Arcaden or Hugenottenplatz), alight at: Erlangen Gebbertstraße
    Bus 280
    from Gebbertstraße (direction Busbahnhof Buckenhof/Spardorf), alight at: Erlangen Staudtstraße
    4 minutes walk to the institute
  • Bus 33  from airport (direction Fürth Hauptbahnhof) alight at: Am Wegfeld
    Bus 20 from Am Wegfeld (direction Erlangen Arcaden), alight at: Erlangen Staudtstraße
    4 minutes walk to the institute

A taxi ride from Nuremberg Airport to the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light takes about 20 minutes.

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