Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion
45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr
From the north, south or west
Follow the A3 or A52 motorway until the "Breitscheid" interchange. Then follow the sign to "Essen", and immediately leave the interchange in the direction of Mülheim/Breitscheid (B1). After about 8 km the B1 crosses the River Ruhr and winds up a hill. Just before you reach the crest, move into the left-hand lane and take a sharp left (you will see a sign to the institute). The second road on the right (just before the tram stop) is the Stiftstraße – the institute is located on the left after about 300 m.
From the east
Follow the A40 motorway through Essen Tunnel, after 4 km take the Mülheim-Heissen/Mülheim-Zentrum exit which merges into the B1. After a further 5 km the road runs uphill to a large set of traffic lights (Oppspring). After a further 500 m the B1 turns left down into the valley. Continue straight on along the road parallel to the tram lines (you will see a sign to the institute). The second road on the right (just before the tram stop) is the Stiftstraße – the institute is located on the left after about 300 m.
Due to the expansion of the campus, there is only limited parking space at the moment, we are afraid.
There are a few parking spaces available at our car park "Kluse". However, the institute is located in a residential area, and usually there are enough free spaces during the day.
From the Intercity stops in Essen and Duisburg it takes just a few minutes with the S-Bahn (City Rail) or the regional express train to Mülheim Main Station. From there take a taxi (about € 10) or the tram to the institute:
From the stop "Kaiserplatz" take the tram line 112 (direction Mühleim Hauptfriedhof) to "Mülheim Sportzentrum Südstraße (RWE RR Sporthalle)". You will have to walk about 10 minutes to get to the institute from this stop.
Additionally, you can take line 112 from "Kaiserplatz" (direction Oberhausen Landwehr) to "Mühleim Stadtmitte". Change into line 104 there, and get off at "Max-Planck-Institute (Spielplatz)". The institute is located within 5-10 walking minutes from this tram stop.
If you prefer walking from Mülheim main station to our institute, it will take about 20-25 minutes. You can also rent a bike at the Radstation, however, please be aware that the institute is located on a hill.