Travel Guide

Workshop Location
Fraunhofer Center Schloss Birlinghoven
Schloss Birlinghoven
53757 Sankt Augustin, Germany


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By Car
Destination entry for car navigation systems:
Destination: Sankt Augustin
Street: Konrad-Adenauer-Straße

The access road leading to the Institute Center Birlinghoven is located between Sankt Augustin-Hangelar and Bonn-Hoholz. Traveling on the A59 motorway, take the exit "Beuel / Hangelar" (or, traveling northbound, the exit "Beuel / Hangelar / Pützchen").

Follow route B56 in the direction of Sankt Augustin and Siegburg. At the traffic lights in Sankt Augustin-Hangelar, follow the road signs to Schloss Birlinghoven and Bonn-Hoholz, turning right into Konrad-Adenauer-Straße. Follow Konrad-Adenauer-Straße for approx. 3 km. You will find the entrance to the Institute Center Birlinghoven on the left hand side of the street.

Traveling on the A3 motorway, drive up to the intersection "Sankt Augustin/Hennef". Change to the A 560 motorway to Bonn and leave at the exit "Siegburg-Mülldorf". Follow route B 56 in the direction of Bonn. At the traffic lights in Sankt Augustin-Hangelar, follow the road signs to Schloss Birlinghoven and Bonn-Hoholz, turning left into Konrad-Adenauer-Straße. Follow Konrad-Adenauer-Straße for approx. 3 km. You will find the entrance to the Institute Center Birlinghoven on the left hand side of the street.

By Train
Arriving at Bonn central railway station (Bonn HBF), bus line 608 leaves every 20 minutes at ZOB B3 (departure position B3 of the central bus station) to Fraunhofer-Schloss Birlinghoven. The ride by bus takes about 35 minutes. By taxi, the ride takes about 20 minutes.

Arriving at Siegburg/Bonn railway station (ICE-Bahnhof Siegburg/Bonn), the tram (line 66, direction Bonn) runs every 10 minutes. Exit at stop Hangelar-Mitte. From here, a connection bus (line 516) runs to Schloss Birlinghoven (only!) in the morning and evening. By taxi, the ride takes about 15 minutes from Siegburg/Bonn station to Schloss Birlinghoven.

By Plane
From Cologne/Bonn airport take a taxi to "Schloss Birlinghoven". The 25 km ride takes about 20 minutes. You may also take bus no. 670 to Bonn central railway station (the bus leaves every 20 minutes during daytime, the bus ride takes about 30 minutes). From Bonn central railway station: see above. If you rent a car, take the A59 motorway in the direction of Bonn (see description above).

Welcome Dinner Location
Restaurant Medo
Auf der Kälke 1-3
53721 Siegburg, Germany


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The restaurant Medo lies in 6 minutes walking distance from the tram/train station in Siegburg. Siegburg is well connected by train to the Cologne/Bonn airport and by tram line 66 to Bonn center. From Siegburg station

  • go straight into Neue Poststraße (continue for 100 m),
  • turn right into Tierbungertstraße (continue for 200 m, follow the left turn of the street),
  • turn right into Mahlgasse (continue for 200 m),
  • turn right into Mühlenstraße (continue for 15 m),
  • turn right into Auf der Kälke, you reach the Medo after a few meters.

Airport & Public Transportation
The airport closest to Sankt Augustin is Cologne/Bonn Airport, see also www.koeln-bonn-airport.de.
For traveling by train you can plan your journey with Deutsche Bahn under www.db.de.
For local public transportation with VRS see www.vrs-info.de.