Twist group office:
Secretary: Petra Schmidt
Phone: +49 203-379-4721
Twist Group, Faculty of Physics
University of Duisburg-Essen, Campus Duisburg
D 47057 Duisburg
Nearest parking lot:
Carl-Benz-Straße 201 Parking
D 47057 Duisburg
How to reach TWIST
There are two airports near Duisburg: airport Düsseldorf (DUS) and Cologne/ Bonn (CGN).
- If you arrive at DUS you can take regional trains (RE) or the S-Bahn (S) to Duisburg Hbf (Duisburg central station): S1, RE6, RE19, RE3 from platform 5 / RE5, RE1 from platform 1. This should take 8-20 minutes.
- If you arrive at CGN you first have to take the train to Köln Hbf (Cologne central station) (RB 27 platform 1/ S19 platform 2) and from there to Duisburg Hbf (RE5 platform 1 A-C/ RE1 from platform 4). Alternatively, you can take the RE6 from platform 3 to Duisburg Hbf directly.
For more detailed travel info look at the webpage of Deutsche Bahn (https://www.bahn.com/en/view/index.shtml).
By public transport:
After arriving at Duisburg Hbf, you can go either by tram or bus. Both are run by the DVG regional transport authority (https://www.dvg-duisburg.de/nc/). You can buy tickets (if they’re not included in your train ticket) at ticket machines in the central station.
Leave the train station at the east entrance (Osteingang). There you can take the Bus line 933 or 926 (direction Uni Nord, Duisburg) and exit at “Uni Nord-Lotharstraße”. The circle shaped buildings close by are the university buildings. Just follow the signs to department MG.
Leave the train station through the main entrance and take the tram 901 (direction Mühlheim an der Ruhr) to “Zoo/Uni” (third stop). When exiting the tram, head down the street from where you came and on the left-hand side you should see the round shaped university buildings. Follow Mühlheimer Straße and turn left on Lotharstraße. You will encounter a bus stop sign. To your left is now the department MG, where TWIST is located. Follow the signs to the correct building/rooms.
Coming from the A2/A3/A40, take the exit "Duisburg-Kaisberg". Turn left into Carl-Benz-Straße and follow this street until you reach the nearest parking lot to the institute at Carl-Benz-Straße 201 (section M/L). From there, follow the signs by foot to section M and then to the MG building.
Coming from the A59, take the exit "Duisburg-Mitte, Koloniestraße". Turn left into Mozartstraße, then again left into Lotharstraße and then right into Forsthausweg. After a curve, you will reach the nearest parking lot to the institute at Carl-Benz-Straße 201 (section M/L). From there, follow the signs by foot to section M and then to the MG building.