Navigation and service

How to reach us

By car

Coming from Cologne (Köln) take the A 4 motorway (Cologne – Aachen), leave the motorway at the Düren exit, and then turn right towards Jülich (B 56). After about 10 km, turn off to the right onto the L 253, and follow the signs for "Forschungszentrum".

Coming from Aachen take the A 44 motorway (Aachen – Düsseldorf) and leave the motorway at the Jülich-West exit. At the first roundabout turn left towards Jülich, and at the second roundabout turn right towards Düren (B 56). After about 5 km, turn left onto the L 253 and follow the signs to "Forschungszentrum".

Coming from Düsseldorf Airport take the A 52 motorway (towards Düsseldorf/Mönchengladbach), followed by the A 57 (towards Cologne). Turn off at Neuss-West, and continue on the A 46 until you reach the crossroads "Kreuz Wanlo". Take the A 61 (towards Koblenz/Aachen) until you reach "Dreieck Jackerath" where you should take the A 44 (towards Aachen). Continue as described in "Coming from Düsseldorf".

Coming from Düsseldorf on the A44 motorway (Düsseldorf – Aachen) you have two options:

1. (Shorter route but more traffic) turn right at the Jülich-Ost exit onto the B 55n, which you should follow for approx. 500 m before turning right towards Jülich. After 200 m turn left and continue until you reach the "Merscher Höhe" roundabout. Turn left here, drive past the Solar Campus belonging to the University of Applied Sciences and continue straight along Brunnenstrasse. Cross the Römerstrasse junction, continue straight ahead onto Wiesenstrasse and then after the roundabout and the caravan dealers, turn left towards "Forschungszentrum" (signposted).

2. (Longer but quicker route) drive until you reach the "Jülich-West" exit. At the first roundabout turn left towards Jülich, and at the second roundabout turn right towards Düren (B 56). After about 5 km, turn left onto the L 253 and follow the signs to "Forschungszentrum".

Navigation systems

In your navigation system, enter your destination as "Wilhelm-Johnen-Strasse". From there, it is only a few hundred metres to the main entrance – simply follow the signs. The research centre itself is not part of the network of public roads and is therefore not recognised by navigation systems.

From neighbouring airports by train:

From Cologne Bonn Airport

From the railway station at the airport, please take the overground line S 12 ("S-Bahn") to Düren.
Continue from Düren as described in "By train".

From Düsseldorf International Airport

From the railway station at the airport, travel to Cologne main train station and then continue on to Düren. Some trains go directly to Düren whereas other connections involve a change at Cologne main train station.
Continue from Düren as described in "By train".

By train:

Take the train from Aachen or Cologne to the train station in Düren. From here, take the local train ("Rurtalbahn" [RTB]) for Jülich and get out at the "Forschungszentrum" stop. To make sure that the train stops at "Forschungszentrum" you should press the request stop button (Haltewunsch) in good time after the "Selgersdorf" stop.

From the train stop, a shuttle service will bring you to the campus (for all trains arriving between 6 am and 7 pm, for the timetables, please see "Aachen - Jülich bus connections" below).

If you walk, it will take you approximately 20 minutes to reach the main entrance. The distance is about 1.3 kilometres.

time tables for trains from Düren to Jülich (please choose "RB 21" in the field "Linie" to get the train time tables to Jülich. The name of the route is Düren - Linnich)

 time table for SB 219 shuttle service (between Rurtalbahn stop and Forschungszentrum Jülich) (PDF, 23 kB)

Aachen - Jülich bus connection:

The SB 20, SB 35 and the 220 bus lines connect Forschungszentrum Jülich to the local public transport system.
time tables:
 Bus SB 20 Aachen - Forschungszentrum Jülich (PDF, 33 kB)

 SB 35 (Schnellbus Merzenich – Forschungszentrum – Merzenich, über Niederzier) (PDF, 22 kB)

 Bus 220 Aachen – Mariadorf – Aldenhoven – Jülich – FZ Jülich (PDF, 206 kB)

AVV website with timetables for bus routes (please chose "SB 20", "SB 35" or "220" in the field "Linie" to get the time tables of the buses to Jülich)

Regional MapCopyright: Forschungszentrum Jülich

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Local MapLocal Map
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Forschungszentrum Jülich
52425 Jülich

Additional Information

Postal address

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
[Abbreviation of organisational unit]
52425 Jülich


Telephone: +49 2461 61-0
Telefax: +49 2461 61-8100

Geographic coordinates

50°, 54', 23" (North); 6°, 24', 14" (East)

Road guidance system

Wegeleitsystem des Forschungszentrums Jülich

 Road guidance system (PDF, 2 MB)

Street address

52428 Jülich

Delivery address

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Central Goods Receipt
52428 Jülich

Invoice address

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
52425 Jülich

Suppliers hotline: +49 (0)2461 61-6622

Interactive Map of the Forschungszentrum Jülich

Interaktiver Lageplan