Fb 6, Mathematik, Essen
How to get to the University, to the Department of Mathematics and to the conference center?
The Department of Mathematics is in the south-western corner of the main
campus of the University (north of downtown Essen), close to the subway
station "Universität Essen" at the crossing of "Segeroth Straße
(Bottroper Straße)" with Grillo Straße (Hans Böckler Straße)"
(see the 3D-map
of the campus or map
of the campus ). The Department of Mathematics is on the first, second, third and fourth floor of the building T03.
There is an entrance (S03), close to the subway station "Universität Essen". Starting at the station, you walk around the new "lecture hall", and a little bit uphill towards the new building, "the Forschungshaus", pointing towards the subway station. On its left hand side, just at the corner with an older building, you will find the entrance S03. Take the stairs or the elevator to the fourth floor.
There are two corridors starting at this point. The offices of most members of our group, the tea-room and the usual lecture room (T03 R04 D10) for the Oberseminar and smaller workshops are in the red corridor (D). To reach the lecture room just go ahead. The tea room and the offices of Gebhard, Hélène and Eckart are just behind the lecture room
(follow the right turn of the corridor).
Just in case you get lost: Inside of the university
ask someone to call Hélène (2507) or Eckart (2420), or any other
member of our group.
The doors S03 and T01 are closed in the evening and on weekends
(you can leave the building if you press a little button next to the door, but not get in). Then one has to enter the
building taking the entrance S05, close to the "Hörsaalzentrum" in the interior
of the campus (The guard might ask you for some permit. Our invitation letter should be sufficient). In this case take the elevator or stairs on the left hand side, go to the fourth floor, and follow the blue corridor (F) to the next staircase. You reach the same point as above.
In case you are walking from downtown, or from the subway stop "Berliner Platz"
the nearest entrance is T01. Again you have to reach the fourth floor, find the red corridor. From this side you first reach the offices of Gebhard, Hélène and Eckart, and then the tea and lecture room.
The conference center (Hörsaalgebäude on this map), where larger meetings take place, is on the ground floor of the building in the center of the campus.
In case you come from the subway station "Universität Essen" follow the blue line on this map. If you come from the other side ("Berliner Platz" for example) choose the blue line here.
- Arriving by train:
At the moment the train station is a complete mess, but hopefully till 2010 the construction works will
be finished. Under the station you find the stops of several local subways and streetcars.
To find them just follow the blue sign "U". Buy a ticket (Preistufe K=Kurzstrecke)
in the office opposite to the entrance of the subway, or at a vending machine,
and do not forget to validate it before or just after entering the subway.
Take the subway line 11 or 17, direction "Essen Altenessen, Berliner Platz,
Universität Essen". Get off the subway at the third stop "Universität Essen".
Getting out, it is hard to overlook the University.
Walking from the north exit of the main station to the University takes
about 20 minutes (see the map
of downtown Essen).
Should you arrive with a local train at the station in Altenessen you
would have to take the subway line 11 or 17, direction Essen main station. The
third stop is "Universität Essen".
- By plane:
- If you arrive at Düsseldorf International Airport (DUS) do not
follow the signs to the Terminal Rail Station in the basement of Terminal C.
Instead take the (free) Sky Train to the new Airport Rail Station (see
for a plan of the airport).
There are two types of local trains to the main station of Essen, the "S-Bahn"
(S1, direction Dortmund, 37 min.) or the "Regionalbahn" (RE 20 min.). For both
one can use the VVR-ticket (Preisstufe C, valid also for local buses and the
subway in Essen). There is no way to punch the ticket inside the trains, so do not forget
to validate your ticket on the platform!
There are also IC and EC trains, but for those one has to buy a regular train ticket and a IC-supplement (and then a local ticket at Essen).
To get possible connections beforehand use the
schedule (from "Dusseldorf Airport" to "Essen HBF").
Some low budget flights go to the Köln-Bonn airport (Cologne). Once every hour
there is a direct ICE-train to Essen main station. Or you can take a local train to
Köln HBF, and change trains there.
The new train station is close to the terminal building 1.
The trip takes one hour and a quarter, and costs about 22 Euros.
Taking local trains takes a bit longer, and costs less.
For the subway at Essen you have to get the local ticket.
To get possible connections beforehand use the train
schedule (from "Köln Bonn airport" to "Essen HBF").
If you arrive at Frankfurt International airport (FRA) you should
take an ICE-train to Essen main station.
The train station (Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof) is in the basement
of the terminal building.
Depending on the time you might have to change trains at Köln.
The trip takes a little less than two hours, and costs about 80 Euros.
And for the subway at Essen you have to get the local ticket.
To get possible connections beforehand use the train
schedule (from "Frankfurt Airport" to "Essen HBF").
- By car (see also the map
of the university buildings in Essen):
From North: Leave the highway A 42 at the crossing Essen-Nord and
follow the "Bundesstraße" B 224 (Gladbecker Straße) in direction
Essen, Zentrum. After 3 km you will see the University on your right hand
side. Turn right into the "Reckhammerweg", a small street just south of
the main campus, and enter the parking place to your left. This is the
parking place which is the closest to the department of mathematics and
From South: Leave the highway A 52 at the exit Essen-Rüttenscheid
(resp. leave the A 40 at the exit Essen-Zentrum-West) go north on B 224
avoiding downtown Essen. You will see the main campus of the University
of Essen on your right. Turn right, just before the main campus, (Segerothstraße)
and, after a few meters, turn left into the parking lot.