Arrival & Accomodation

Arrival in Essen

The journey to Essen is easy, as Essen is located in the Ruhr Area with an excellent public transport network. You may arrive by train, car or airplane.

If you want to travel by train, direct train connections from Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Köln or Düsseldorf, but also from Berlin, bring you to Essen and within another 15 min you arrive at the university.

By airplane, the easiest way is to fly to Düsseldorf, the third biggest Airport in Germany and then take the train to Essen (20-25 min). With budget airlines you could also use the airports Weeze (Düsseldorf) or Dortmund, also linked by public transport to Essen (< 1 hour). 

It is also very comfortable to travel by car because Germany and especially the “Ruhr Area” provide an excellent road network!


Students and other participants will be accomodated in the "Bildungshotel at the BfZ-Essen" in two-bed rooms. The Bildungshotel is close to the campus and can be reached within 10 minutes by foot. The rooms have been refurbished recently and offer TV and cost free WLAN access.

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University of Duisburg-Essen